Researchers model human stem cells to identify degeneration in glaucoma
Source: Indiana University School of Medicine
Summary:More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a serious eye condition causing vision loss. Using human stem cell models, researchers found they could analyze deficits within cells damaged by glaucoma, with the potential to use this information to develop new strategies to slow the disease process.
Adult stem cell study shows fish oil may help with depression
Researchers use stem cells from adults with depression to test treatments
Source:University of Illinois at Chicago
Summary:A new study shows that patient-derived adult stem cells can be used to model major depressive disorder and test how a patient may respond to medication and that fish oil, when tested in the model, created an antidepressant response.
Potential treatment for Rett Syndrome
Date:June 10, 2020
Summary:An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with Rett Syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that afflicts about one of every 10,000 to 15,000 girls within 6 to 18 months after birth.
O transplante de células-tronco de sangue do cordão umbilical pode ser comparável ao do doador de irmãos compatíveis
Cord blood for stem cell transplant may outperform matched sibling donor
Date:June 8, 2020
Source:University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Summary:Study based on a decade of research and treatment shows no difference in overall survival between cord blood and matched related donor as source for stem cell transplant, with reduced graft-versus-host disease in patients using cord blood.