Stem cell treatments ‘go deep’ to regenerate sun-damaged skin

Stem cell treatments 'go deep' to regenerate sun-damaged skin
Some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they’ve been getting good results, it’s been unclear exactly how these treatments work to rejuvenate ‘photoaged’ facial skin. A new study finds that within a few weeks, stem cell treatment eliminates the sun-damaged elastin network and replacing them with normal, undamaged tissues and...

Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain

Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain
Stem cell researchers have designed a model of an early embryonic brain. The model will increase our understanding of how the human brain develops and can thereby help to accelerate the development of stem cell treatments for brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and dementia.

Scientists show MRI predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury

Scientists show MRI predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury
Scientists have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem cells to treat a brain injury — a first-ever ‘biomarker’ for regenerative medicine that could help personalize stem cell treatments for neurological disorders and improve efficacy.

Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating Parkinson’s disease

Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating Parkinson's disease
Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the great promise, as well as the significant challenges, of stem cell treatment.

Personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for multiple sclerosis

Personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for multiple sclerosis
Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Discovery may advance neural stem cell treatments for brain disorders

Discovery may advance neural stem cell treatments for brain disorders
New research reveals a novel gene regulatory system that may advance stem cell therapies and gene-targeting treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and mental health disorders that affect cognitive abilities.

Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment

Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment
Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research demonstrates the great potential of stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

Stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions
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World first: Stem cell treatment for lethal STAT1 gene mutation shows ‘disappointing,’ but promising results

World first: Stem cell treatment for lethal STAT1 gene mutation shows 'disappointing,' but promising results
Dr. Okada, who first discovered the STAT1 gain of function mutation in 2011, says that “Overall, this result is disappointing — but the fact five patients were cured proves that treatment with stem cells can work, and we now need to learn from these 15 individual cases.” In response, the researchers have made several proposals for improving this treatment. In addition, the chemotherapy...

Unproven stem cell ‘therapy’ blinds three patients at Florida clinic

Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic
Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida. Within a week following the treatment, the patients experienced a variety of complications, including vision loss, detached retinas and hemorrhage. They are now blind.