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New findings on neurogenesis in spinal cord

By LizaAVILA

Research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that the expression of the so called MYC gene is important and necessary for neurogenesis in the spinal cord. The findings are being published in the journal EMBO Reports.

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Hot on the trail of cellular metabolism: Researchers unravel the function of cell proteins

By NEVAGiles23

14 hours ago This image shows an embryonic stem cell differentiating into a neuronal cell. Credit: Anne Rupprecht/Vetmeduni Vienna Cells have a metabolism that can be altered according to its function. If cellular metabolism is disturbed, it can lead to disease of the entire organism

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CIRM Stem Cell Research Updates: Team tricked scar tissue …

By Sykes24Tracey

They used a process similar to one they used in an earlier project published last September where they reported creating neural networks in the brains of mice. In both cases the researchers reprogrammed the nerve support cells known as astrocytes into functional nerves. Astrocytes tend to be abundant, particularly at the site of injury where they proliferate and form scar tissue that actually prevents regrowth of the damaged nerves

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Nygrd uses stem cells to pursue immortality

By admin

The video begins like a clip from a James Bond movie, where the billionaire tycoon announces his plan to save humanity. "Since the dawn of time, great men have challenged the status quo and dared to dream," an off-screen female narrator says in a sultry British accent while images of Leonardo da Vinci, Martin Luther King and other great historical figures parade across the screen. The great man in question is none other than Peter Nygrd, the Helsinki-born, Manitoba-raised fashion magnate best known as the founder of Nygrd International.

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New neurons generated in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

By raymumme

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells. Although the research indicates it may someday be possible to regenerate neurons from the body's own cells to repair traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage or to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, the researchers stressed that it is too soon to know whether the neurons created in these initial studies resulted in any functional improvements, a goal for future research.

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Researchers Generate New Neurons in Brains, Spinal Cords of Living Adult Mammals Without the Need of Stem Cell …

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise DALLAS, Feb.

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Helping people with spinal cord injuries

By JoanneRUSSELL25

REGINA Meeting Rick Hansen during his Man in Motion world tour sparked six-year-old Josef Buttigiegs fascination with biology and set his career course in motion. Twenty-eight years after first meeting Hansen, Buttigieg is a biology professor at the University of Regina.

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Deep TCR sequencing reveals extensive renewal of the T cell repertoire following autologous stem cell transplant in MS

By NEVAGiles23

A new study describes the complexity of the new T cell repertoire following immune-depleting therapy to treat multiple sclerosis, improving our understanding of immune tolerance and clinical outcomes. In the Immune Tolerance Network's (ITN) HALT-MS study, 24 patients with relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis received high-dose immunosuppression followed by a transplant of their own stem cells, called an autologous stem cell transplant, to potentially reprogram the immune system so that it stops attacking the brain and spinal cord. Data published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation quantified and characterized T cell populations following this aggressive regimen to understand how the reconstituting immune system is related to patient outcomes.

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Extensive renewal of the T cell repertoire following autologous stem cell transplant in MS

By JoanneRUSSELL25

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 17-Feb-2014 Contact: Philip Bernstein, Ph.D. ITNCommunications@immunetolerance.org 240-235-6132 Immune Tolerance Network WA, Seattle (February 17, 2014) A new study describes the complexity of the new T cell repertoire following immune-depleting therapy to treat multiple sclerosis, improving our understanding of immune tolerance and clinical outcomes

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Deep TCR Sequencing Reveals Extensive Renewal of the T Cell Repertoire Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in …

By LizaAVILA

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise WA, Seattle (February 17, 2014) A new study describes the complexity of the new T cell repertoire following immune-depleting therapy to treat multiple sclerosis, improving our understanding of immune tolerance and clinical outcomes. In the Immune Tolerance Networks (ITN) HALT-MS study, 24 patients with relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis received high-dose immunosuppression followed by a transplant of their own stem cells, called an autologous stem cell transplant, to potentially reprogram the immune system so that it stops attacking the brain and spinal cord. Data published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (http://www.jci.org/articles/view/71691?key=b64763243f594bab6646) quantified and characterized T cell populations following this aggressive regimen to understand how the reconstituting immune system is related to patient outcomes.

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StemCells, Inc. Expands Phase I/II Spinal Cord Injury …

By Sykes24Tracey

StemCells, Inc.

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Melson keeps fighting

By Sykes24Tracey

By Matt Richardson Photos by Ed Mulholland Junior middleweight Boyd Melson has a fight scheduled for tomorrow night at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan against Donald Ward. Its a fight that Melson (13-1-1, 4 KOs) says he expects will be difficult, despite Ward being a late replacement for veteran Mike Ruiz.

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New Brain-Image Database Could Help People With Chronic Pain

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Up To 500,000 Spinal Cord Injuries Per Year Worldwide The World Health Organization says as many as 500,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year.

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Toxin from Brain Cells Triggers Neuron Loss in Human ALS Model

By daniellenierenberg

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise NEW YORK, NY (February 6, 2014) In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrigs disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, Columbia researchers reported today in the online edition of the journal Neuron. The toxin is produced by star-shaped cells called astrocytes and kills nearby motor neurons

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Medical Center Researchers Create Human ALS Model That May Lead to New Therapies

By Sykes24Tracey

New details about how motor neurons die in ALS have been uncovered by a new cell-culture system that combines spinal cord or brain cells from ALS patients with human motor neurons. The culture system shows that patient astrocytes (shown here with a blue-stained nucleus) release a toxin that kills motor neurons via a recently discovered process described as a controlled cellular explosion. Image: Diane Re.

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The ethics of medical progress

By daniellenierenberg

A new method of producing stem cells is being described as a "game-changing" scientific breakthrough. It is said that the research, carried out by scientists in Japan, could hail a new era of personalised medicine, offering hope to sufferers of diseases such as stroke, heart disease and spinal cord injuries. The scientists bathed blood cells in a weak acidic solution for half an hour, which made the adult cells shrink and go back to their embryonic stem cell state

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UC Irvine stem cell researchers awarded $1.54 million in state funding

By daniellenierenberg

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 30-Jan-2014 Contact: Tom Vasich tmvasich@uci.edu 949-824-6455 University of California - Irvine Irvine, Calif., Jan.

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‘Stem cells’ created in less than 30 minutes in ‘groundbreaking’ discovery

By Sykes24Tracey

Professor Austin Smith of Cambridge University, writing in the Journal Nature said the new cells could be seen as a blank slate from which any cell could emerge depending on its environment. Remarkably, instead of triggering cell death or tumour growth as might be expected, a new cell state emerges that exhibits and unprecedented potential for differentiation into every possible cell type, he said.

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New trial offers new hope for those with spinal cord injuries

By NEVAGiles23

CALGARY- A Winnipeg paramedic has become the first Canadian to take part in an international clinical trial involving the treatment of spinal cord injuries using stem cells. Alex Petric was injured last year during a winter vacation in Panama

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MS patient to take part in pioneering experiment

By Sykes24Tracey

Eleven years ago, Megan Quinn had just gotten married and was the picture of health. "I used to run five miles a day. All of a sudden on my third mile, I started dragging my foot and I didn't understand.

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