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No, Really, Save That Placenta (Bloomberg)


(New York, NY) A focus on treating life-threatening immune disorders such as Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis with stem cells harvested from the human placenta.

Dr. Anthony Atala Discusses the Future of Regenerative Medicine (SFNS)


(Miami, FL) Dr. Anthony Atala discusses the future of regenerative medicine at the World Stem Cell Summit in Miami.

Mesoblast Receives FDA Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy Designation for Its Cell Therapy in Heart Failure Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices (Globe Newswire)


(Melbourne, AT) Mesoblast has been granted Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy by the US FDA for its mesenchymal precursor cell (MPC) to treat congestive heart failure.

Stem Cell Infusions Improved Health In Frail Elderly, UM Researchers Say (The Miami Herald)


(Miami, FL) In a recently published study, frail elderly patients benefited from the intravenous infusion of stem cells from young healthy donors.

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Show Promise as Heart Failure Treatment (American Heart Association)


(Dallas, TX) Based on a recent first of its kind study, The American Heart Association reported significant improvement in patients with heart disease who were treated with umbilical cord stem cells.

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Unscrupulous’ Stem Cell Clinics (New York Times)


(Washington) The US FDA recently announced a crackdown on dangerous stem cell clinics while facilitating a pathway for doctors and companies who have legitimate treatments in the growing field of regenerative medicine.

Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity Drives Hair Follicle Stem Cell Activation (Nature)


(Los Angeles, California) UCLA researchers have developed a new technique which activates stem cells to grow hair follicles.

Cardiac Stem Cells From Young Hearts Could Rejuvenate Old Hearts (Science Daily)


(Los Angeles, California) As recently published in the European Heart Journal, intravenous stem cells programmed for heart muscle regeneration secrete small vesicles containing RNA and proteins which regenerate damaged heart muscle in rats.

3D Bone-Like Tissues Grown From Stem Cells (Asian Scientist)


(Tokyo, Japan) At the University of Tokyo, researchers have developed a stem cell culture method that generates a three-dimensional bone like tissue which is classified as an “organoid”.