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Stem Cell Transplantation Significantly Improves Survival and Function in Severe Scleroderma: 6-11-Year Follow-Up

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting builds on current evidence that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can significantly improve long-term outcomes for patients with severe scleroderma when compared to use of conventional treatment with cyclophosphamide.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Subset of Harder-to-Treat Systemic Sclerosis Patients May Respond to Stem Cell Transplantation

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation showed benefit in a subset of patients with systemic sclerosis who tend not to improve on immunosuppressive therapies like mycophenolate mofetil, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Article ID: 702223

Vascular Ultrasound Accurate, First-Line Imaging Test for Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Vascular ultrasound is sensitive enough to use as a first-line imaging test in patients suspect to have giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702443

$5.1 Million Grant Will Fund Research to Develop a Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

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18-Oct-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702250

Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

Tufts University

A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain and demonstrate neural activity sustained over a period of many months.

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15-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702255

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

Georgia Institute of Technology

Using a combination of computational modeling and experimental techniques, a research team has developed new information about how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.

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15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702179

Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702083

HSS Researchers Launch Clinical Trial to Determine if Popular Stem Cell Therapy Can Protect Damaged Knees from Osteoarthritis

Hospital for Special Surgery

Led by Andreas H. Gomoll, MD, sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the study is looking at the effects on knee function of ReNu, an allograft product composed of human amniotic membrane and cells from the amniotic fluid.

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12-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702110

Cancer Stem Cells Use “Normal” Genes in Abnormal Ways

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that "normal" gene CDK1 interacts with "abnormal" gene Sox2 to keep cancer stem cells "stemmy."

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12-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702053

Scientists Unexpectedly Reprogram Mature Mouse Neurons

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson’s disease.

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11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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