Stem Cell Guidelines
FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies
Some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful.
JBMR Guidelines for Cell-Based Therapies
Much needed clarification and guidance on cell-based therapies for musculoskeletal disorders.
Regulated, Reliable, and Reputable: Protect Patients with Uniform Standards for Stem Cell Treatments
The perspective is aimed at building consensus for the stem cell field to ensure proper conduct of clinical research and the regulation of the practice of medicine involving cell‐based treatments.
UC Davis Medical Center Launches Stem Cell Clinical Trial for Spina Bifida Treatment
A UC Davis Health research team, in collaboration with the Fetal Surgery Department at the medical campus, recently announced the first-ever stem cell clinical trial to treat in-utero patients with a birth defect called spina bifida.
Researchers Report Promising Results in Trials to Find New Methods of Stem Cell Delivery
Researchers from the Neural Tissue Engineering group at Keele University (NTEK) have reported promising findings in two new studies looking at methods to improve transplantation of stem cells for injury repair in the brain or spinal cord.
Researchers Describe how Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Optimal Conditions for Use in Regenerative Medicine
Scientists at the Proteomics Core Unit of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by Javier Muñoz, have described the mechanisms, unknown to date, involved in maintaining embryonic stem cells in the best possible state for their use in regenerative medicine. Their results, published in Nature Communications, will help to find novel stem-cell therapies for brain stroke, heart disease or neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Newly Designed “Bioink” Get Us One Step Closer to 3D Printed Organs
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have gotten one step closer to making 3D organ printing a reality by designing a new type of “bioink” which allows small human-sized airways to be 3D-bioprinted using patient cells for the first time. For this project, the researchers focused on the lungs but the proof of concept could be applicable to other types of organs.