Conversations in Newborn Stem Cell Preservation and Regenerative Medicine - CME
This series will address common myths and queries of cord blood banking in general and high-risk populations, discuss how stem cells are currently being researched for their regenerative utility for issues such as brain injury, hearing loss, autism, diabetes, and congenital heart disease, and dem...
Cardiac Stem Cells from Young Hearts could Rejuvenate Old Hearts
sciencedaily.com Cardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. "Our previous lab studies and human clinical trials have shown promise in treating ...
Immune Cells Invade Aging Brains, Disrupt New Nerve Cell Formation
Med.Stanford.edu A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has revealed that immune cells infiltrate the rare newborn nerve-cell nurseries of the aging brain. There’s every reason to think those interlopers are up to no good. Experiments in a dish and in living animals indic...
Reprogamming Skin Cells to Act Like Stem Cells
Dr. Johnathan Moreno speaks with host Dr. Maurie Pickard about this year’s ground breaking research in the reprogramming of skin cells to act like stem cells. They also discuss the need for new embryonic cell lines that continue to be the gold standard. Continued progress in this area of research, h
Moms Of Children With Rare Genetic Illness Push For Wider Newborn Screening
khn.org Kerri De Nies received the news this spring from her son’s pediatrician: Her chubby-cheeked toddler had a rare brain disorder. She’d never heard of the disease — adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD — and she soon felt devastated and overwhelmed. “I probably read everything you could possibly re...
Biology of Embryonic Stem Cells
John A. Kessler MD, Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology, Chairman, Davee Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Kessler is one of the world’s leaders in stem cell research to repair central and peripheral nerve damage. He joins us to talk about the biology
Rebuilding Hearts with Stem Cells
We’ve heard a lot of talk about using stem cells to produce replacement organs. Many have dismissed it as science fiction. But that's no longer true. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been quietly perfecting techniques to do precisely that. And they are using not embryonic stem cells—b
The Stem Cell Research Debate
Dr. James Sherley, a stem cell heretic, discusses his stem cell views and proposes that many other researchers in his field share his strong views but do not always speak out because of their desire to get tenure and or be published. He also explains his side of the story regarding his tenure at MI
Beyond the Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
Although President Obama has favored funding for embryonic stem cell research, the moral debate continues. But that discussion may overshadow the fact that biotech companies have actually made the most early progress, not in embryonic stem cells, but in adult stem cells. Dr. Robert Harman, chief exe
Stem Cell Basics
In this segment Dr. James Sherley offers physicians a review course on adult and embryonic stem cells.