COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish
Research uses stem cell technology to learn how coronavirus may directly attack heart muscle
Date:June 30, 2020
Source:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Summary:A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus.
Nanoparticle for overcoming leukemia treatment resistance
Date:June 18, 2020
Source:University of Connecticut
Summary:One of the largest problems with cancer treatment is the development of resistance to anticancer therapies. A research team found that repurposing a commonly used chemotherapy drug using a nanoparticle was more effective than both a solution of the pure drug and other available treatments.
Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures
Texas A&M researchers say these grafts could be used to promote swift and precise bone healing
Date:June 16, 2020
Source:Texas A&M University
Summary:Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers have now created superior bone grafts using primitive stem cells. They found that these cells help create very fertile scaffolds needed for bone to regenerate at the site of repair.
Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance
Date:June 15, 2020
Source:The Francis Crick Institute
Summary:Researchers have found two genes that regulate the differentiation of stem cells in the small intestine, offering valuable insight into how the body develops and maintains a healthy gut.
Researchers model human stem cells to identify degeneration in glaucoma
Date:June 11, 2020
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
Date:June 11, 2020
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.