Stem cell scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys

Stem cell scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys Date:June 15, 2021 Source:Keck School of Medicine of USC Summary:Researchers have created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney. They describe how they generate rudimentary kidney structures, known as organoids, that resemble the collecting duct system that helps maintain the body’s […]

A recipe for regenerating bioengineered hair

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A recipe for regenerating bioengineered hair Next stop: Clinical hair regeneration Date:February 10, 2021Source:RIKENSummary:Scientists have recently developed ways to grow a variety of useful items in laboratories, from meat and diamonds to retinas and other organoids. A team has been working on ways to regenerate lost hair from stem cells. In an important step, a […]

Injured spinal cords repaired using patients’ own stem cells

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Injured spinal cords repaired using patients’ own stem cells NEW HAVEN, CT (US), February 2021 — Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers from Yale University and Japan report Feb. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. For more […]

Exercise generates immune cells in bone

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Injured spinal cords repaired using patients’ own stem cells   A specialized type of bone-cell progenitor has been identified in the bone marrow, and shown to support the generation of immune cells called lymphocytes in response to movement. It is pretty crowded in the bone marrow. Many types of stem and progenitor cell, including progenitors […]