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Skin transplants could treat diabetes and obesity – Futurity – Futurity: Research News

By NEVAGiles23

Skin transplantation could be an effective way to deliver gene therapy to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, new research in mice suggests. The technique could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat many human diseases. We think this can provide a long-term safe option for the treatment of many diseases We resolved some technical hurdles and designed a mouse-to-mouse skin transplantation model in animals with intact immune systems, says study author Xiaoyang Wu, assistant professor in the cancer research department at the University of Chicago

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Gene therapy via skin could treat diseases such as obesity – UChicago News

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A University of Chicago-based research team has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy and demonstrated how their novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat many human diseases.

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Chip reprograms skin cells with a short electric pulse – New Atlas – New Atlas

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Technologies that reprogram one type of cell to perform the role of another hold a huge amount of potential when it comes to medicine, possibly changing the way we treat everything from Parkinson's to pancreatic cancer to brain tumors. One broader outcome of all of this could be a game-changing ability to repair and restore damaged tissue and organs. Scientists are now reporting a promising advance in the area, in the form of patch that they say can use an electric pulse to turn skin cells into the building blocks of any organ.

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Dramatic Burn-Healing Through Stem Cell Treatment – Fox Weekly

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A med-tech startup has developed a fast and easy way to treat certain burn wounds with stem cells. This technology is developed by German researcher Dr.

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Wild new microchip tech could grow brain cells on your skin – CNET

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Researchers demonstrate a process known as tissue nanotransfection (TNT). When it comes to healing, this TNT is the bomb

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A Chip That Reprograms Cells Helps Healing, At Least In Mice – NPR

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The chip has not been tested in humans, but it has been used to heal wounds in mice. Wexner Medical Center/The Ohio State University hide caption The chip has not been tested in humans, but it has been used to heal wounds in mice. Scientists have created an electronic wafer that reprogrammed damaged skin cells on a mouse's leg to grow new blood vessels and help a wound heal

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Stem cells: science prepares to take the first sip from the real fountain of youth – Catholic Online

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Theoretically, eternal youth is now within our grasp.

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Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of … – Phys.Org

By daniellenierenberg

The PASE, or post-implantation amniotic sac embryoid, is a structure grown from human pluripotent stem cells that mimics many of the properties of the amniotic sac that forms soon after an embryo implants in the uterus wall. The structures could be used to study infertility. Credit: University of Michigan The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries

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Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers – The Guardian

By JoanneRUSSELL25

A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say. The new technique, called tissue nanotransfection, is based on a tiny device that sits on the surface of the skin of a living body

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CRISPR Skin Grafts Could Replace Insulin Shots For Diabetes – Futurism

By LizaAVILA

The Potential of CRISPR The potential of the gene editing toolCRISPRjust seems to keep growing and growing, and the latest experimental use of the technology is creating skin grafts that trigger the release of insulin and help manage diabetes. Researchers have successfully tested the idea with mice that gained less weight and showed a reversed resistance to insulin because of the grafts (high insulin resistance is a common precursor to type 2 diabetes). In fact, the team from the University of Chicago says the same approach could eventually be used to treat a variety of metabolic and genetic conditions, not just diabetes its a question of using skin cells to trigger different chemical reactions in the body

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Turning Skin Cells Into Brain Cells – 06/28/2012

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Johns Hopkins researchers, working with an international consortium, say they have generated stem cells from skin cells from a person with a severe, early-onset form of Huntingtons disease (HD), and turned them into neurons that degenerate just like those affected by the fatal inherited disorder. By creating HD in a dish, the researchers say they have taken a major step forward in efforts to better understand what disables and kills the cells in people with HD, and to test the effects of potential drug therapies on cells that are otherwise locked deep in the brain. Although the autosomal dominant gene mutation responsible for HD was identified in 1993, there is no cure.

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Gene therapy skin grafts for obesity and diabetes – BioNews

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A proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated how skin grafts could deliver gene therapy for obesity and diabetes.

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First implants of stem-cell pouches to ‘cure’ type 1 diabetes – New Scientist

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Stem cells have been cultured to treat many different of conditions Lewis Houghton/Science Photo Library By Andy Coghlan Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to treat their condition. The hope is that when blood sugar levels rise, the implants will release insulin to restore them to normal. About 10 per cent of the 422 million people who have diabetes worldwide have type 1 diabetes, which is caused by the bodys immune system mistakenly attacking cells in the pancreas that make insulin

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Nano-chip promises to heal organs at a touch – Cosmos

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Injured tissues can be repaired and damaged organs healed using a new nanotech device that adapts a patients own skin to generate stem cells, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers from Ohio State University call the new technology tissue nanotransfection (TNT). They say TNT which is basically a lab on a chip can adapt skin cells to change into any type of tissue required, which can then be introduced to injured or degenerated areas.

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Penny-sized nanochip pad to regrow organs and heal injuries – Telegraph.co.uk

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"By using our novel nanochip technology, injured or compromised organs can be replaced, said Dr Sen. We have shown that skin is a fertile land where we can grow the elements of any organ that is declining. TNT extends the concept known as gene therapy, which has been known about for some time, however the big difference is how the DNA is delivered into the body

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Breakthrough Stem Cell Study Offers New Clues to Reversing Aging – Singularity Hub

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What causes the body to age? The Greek Philosopher Aristotle thought it was the hearta hot, dry organ at the seat of intelligence, motion and sensation

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Scientists Use Artificial Skin Implants to Treat Type 2 Diabetes The … – The Merkle

By Sykes24Tracey

Very few people have ever heard ofthe concept of artificial skin transplants.That will change in the near future, though.

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CRISPR Gene Therapy via Skin Grafts Treats Obesity and Diabetes in Mice – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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Genetically engineered skin cells grafted onto mice can treat the animals diabetes and obesity, according to new research published August 2, 2017 in Cell Stem Cell. Researchers edited skin stem cells from newborn mice using CRISPR-based technology so that the cells secreted a peptide that regulates blood sugar. Transplanting the cells onto mice showed the grafts increased insulin secretion and reversed weight gain from a high-fat diet, as well as overturned insulin resistance

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Early gene-editing holds promise for preventing inherited diseases – The Jerusalem Post

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The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA.(photo credit:DREAMSTIME) Scientists have, for the first time, corrected a disease-causing mutation in early-stage human embryos using gene editing. The technique, which uses the CRISPR- Cas9 system, corrected the mutation for a heart condition at the earliest stage of embryonic development so that the defect would not be passed on to future generations. It could pave the way for improved in vitro fertilization outcomes as well as eventual cures for some thousands of diseases caused by mutations in single genes

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Will putting leeches on his face help this blind man see? – USA TODAY

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Most nights, Marcia Dunlap attaches seven or eight leeches around her husband John's eyes as part of an effort to restore some of his vision. Tom Bailey/The Commercial Appeal With the help of his wife Marcia, John Dunlap receives his nightly leech treatment at his home in East Memphis. Marcia places several leeches on his face in an effort to increase pressure in his left eye

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