There is a new generation of serotonergic neurons from human multipotential stem cells

iStock_000019071669XSmallSu-Chun Zhang from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a pioneer in the processing of stem cells into neurons, together with other scientists developed specialized nerve cells that produce serotonin (a neurotransmitter in the brain). The study was published in the Nature Biotechnology. Read full text »

There is a new generation of serotonergic neurons from human multipotential stem cells

Brain Specimen and StethoscopeSu-Chun Zhang from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a pioneer in the processing of stem cells into neurons, together with other scientists developed specialized nerve cells that produce serotonin (a neurotransmitter in the brain). The study was published in the Nature Biotechnology. Read full text »

Stem cells and silk to be the ultimate relief for patients suffering from xerostomia?

iStock_000025815091_Full (1)The work of American scientists that was described in the Tissue Engineering Part A issue gives a new hope for millions of patients suffering from the nagging problem of xerostomia. This team of scientists was the first one to design a functional ‘scaffolding’ enabling the development of multipotential stem cells in the direction of the elements of lobules of the salivary glands. Read full text »

Stem cells of fat tissue – a new chance in treatment of stress urinary incontinence

iStock_000015704019XSmallKirsi Kuismanen and coworkers from Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics and Scientific Centre in Tampere University Hospital in Finland have published a research describing new treatment method of stress urinary incontinence in women. It was published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. The new method uses stem cells coming from fat tissue. Read full text »

Human epidermis was grown from stem cells

In laboratories of King’s College in London it was possible to grow epidermis with the use of stem cells. The epidermis is structurally and functionally similar to native one in humans. It has protective functions and permeability, thus it can be a natural barrier. The research was published in Stem Cell Reports in April 2014. Read full text »

A step forward in peripheral nerve regeneration

Researchers from University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences gave a new insight into peripheral nerve regeneration methods after injury. According to their recent findings published in Journal of Clinical Investigation, stem cells derived from human skeletal muscle promote regeneration of damaged nerve and restore muscle function in animal model. This breakthrough brings a new hope form many patients suffering from peripheral neuropathies. Read full text »

Deafness – stem cells may save hearing

The use of stem cells transformed into progenitor cells in laboratories of University in Sheffield has caused a significant improvement of hearing in experimental animals. Read full text »

Stem cells as a breakthrough in stroke treatment?

Professor Keith Muir from Glasgow University claims that stem cells are a real chance for treatment of patients after a stroke. For years he and his team have been conducting research on usage of this method in practice. According to BBC he is currently trying to administer stem cells to the patients. The results turned out to be surprisingly good. Read full text »