Recent advances in adult stem cell research

OVERALL SUCCESSES
‘Optimal construct determined for generation of muscle-derived stem cells,’ BioNews, September 14, 2005,

STEM CELL SOURCES
‘Cytori Therapeutics demonstrates adipose-derived adult stem and regenerative cells enhance cardiac function in preclinical study,’ Genetic Engineering News, September 12, 2005,

CORD BLOOD
‘Israeli stem cell research shows umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate damaged heart tissue,’ Israel21c, September 18, 2005,

BONE
‘Stem cell use part of therapy,’ Baltimore Sun, September 23, 2005.

CANCER
‘Stem cell patients ‘are healthy’,’ BBC News, September 16, 2005,

CEREBRAL PALSY
‘Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy,’ Innovations Report, September 30, 2005,

HEART
Heart failure patient treated with her own stem cells shows dramatic improvement,’ PRWeb, September 26, 2005,
‘Californian heart disease patient shows improvement after stem cell therapy,’ eMediaWire, September 9, 2005,
‘Stem cells found in human heart,’ Daily Yomiuri, September 9, 2005,

MUSCLE
‘Scientists say muscle regeneration may be possible,’ Ride for Life, September 8, 2005,
‘ Bone marrow stromal cells generate muscle cells and repair muscle degeneration,’ Science, 2005,

SPINAL CORD
‘Adult stem cells restore feeling in paraplegic,’ World Net Daily, September 28, 2005,

‘A 37-year-old spinal cord-injured female patient, transplanted of multipotent stem cells from human UC blood, with improved sensory perception and mobility, both functionally and morphologically: a case study,’ Cytotherapy, September 2005,

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With thanks to Richard M. Doerflinger, Deputy Director of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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