Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some more adult stem cell news

British researchers plan on using adult stem cell from bone marrow to treat patients after they have heart attacks. They hope these injections will help repair damage done by the heart attack and "delay or prevent the onset of heart failure.

According to this press release, scientists at Theravitae have found stem cells in blood have "the capacity to assist in the regeneration and repair of a multitude of damaged tissues." Their research has been published in the British Journal of Haematology.
A novel stem cell population, called Synergetic Cell Population has been discovered and cultured under conditions that mimic the natural body environment where they develop into different cell types, such as blood vessel cells, heart muscle cells and even nerves.

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