Category Archives: Stem Cell Research

Interaction of reactive astrocytes with type I collagen induces astrocytic scar formation through the integrin–N-cadherin pathway after SCI

Central nervous system (CNS) injury transforms naive astrocytes into reactive astrocytes, which eventually become scar-forming astrocytes that can impair axonal regeneration and functional recovery. This sequential phenotypic change, known as reactive astrogliosis, has long been considered unidirectional and irreversible. However, … Continue reading

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Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at 9-months After Treatment with Asterias’ AST-OPC1

Third patient recovers two motor levels; three of six (50%) patients in AIS-A 10 million cell cohort have now recovered two motor levels on at least one side FREMONT, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), … Continue reading

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Induction of immune tolerance by short-course immunosuppresion after spinal grafting of allogeneic neural precursors in pigs with previous chronic spinal cord traumatic injury.

Current clinical protocols use transient or continuous immunosuppression in patients receiving allogeneic neural precursor grafts for treatment of a variety of neurological diseases, including spinal trauma, stroke or ALS. At present there is no solid evidence, however, that would confirm … Continue reading

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Promoting targeted reinnervation of phrenic motor neurons and restoration of respiratory function using BDNF after SCI

We are working a novel approach to promote regrowth of damaged descending bulbospinal respiratory axons and reinnervation of their correct phrenic motor neuron (PhMN) targets after cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Cervical SCI, which occurs in more than half of all … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Regenerative Therapeutics Company Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Fortuna Fix Inc. (“Fortuna”), a private, clinical-stage biotech company, is aiming to be the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal stem cells by using direct reprogramming of autologous cells to treat … Continue reading

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Discovery Offers New Hope to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

By Dana G. Smith, PhD / Gladstone News / April 24, 2017 Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit … Continue reading

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CITC LTD and partners on personalized stem cell therapies for injury and diseases of the CNS

CITC Ltd has recently concluded a non-esclusive license agreement with Provendis GmbH, a technology transfer agency of 27 universities of North Rhine-Westphalia, including the University of Bonn, for a manufacturing technology of autologous induced neural stem cells (iNSC) from adult … Continue reading

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Nerve growth At The Extremeties

Researchers have found a genetic signature located exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism’s outermost extremities: the hands and feet. This signature, observed in both mice and chicks, involves the coordinated activity of … Continue reading

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Paul Knoepfler Stem Blog “The Niche” providing weekly Q & A.

The Niche LINK: Segment 1. Where is the stem cell field now and where the heck is it heading? There are hundreds of questions. Readers often email me questions or leave them as comments. It’s not unusual to get questions … Continue reading

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Assessment of the combined effects of chondroitinase and autologous Schwann cells on hand function after cervical SCI in primates

Abstract Introduction: Chondroitinase ABC and Schwann cells have been shown independently to promote functional recovery in rodents after contusive injury. Autologous human Schwann cells ahSC are being tested in Phase 1 clinical trials for sub-acute and chronic SCI. Recognizing the … Continue reading

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