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Newswise: Functional Hair Follicles Grown from Stem Cells
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    27-Jun-2019 4:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 714917

Functional Hair Follicles Grown from Stem Cells

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and received a Merit Award. A newly formed company, Stemson Therapeutics, has licensed the technology.

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25-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714623

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

Duke Health

About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus get surgery, but certain tears don't heal well. Duke scientists have developed a scaffold from a pig’s meniscus that performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.

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19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712527

Research Team Finds New Ways to Generate Stem Cells More Efficiently

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study published in Cell Reports by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and School of Medicine and Public Health could improve the efficiency of creating induced pluripont stem cells.

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7-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    7-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712406

New Approach Shows Regeneration of Severely Damaged Lungs

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers have—for the first time—demonstrated in a clinically relevant model that severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to meet transplantation criteria. Their new study describes the cross-circulation platform that maintained the donor lung’s viability and function and the recipient’s stability for 36-56 hours. Current methodologies of lung support are limited to only 6-8 hours, a time too short for therapeutic interventions that could regenerate the injured lung and improve its function.

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6-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: DISCOVERing Off-Target Effects for Safer Genome Editing
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    18-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711380

DISCOVERing Off-Target Effects for Safer Genome Editing

Innovative Genomics Institute

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system cuts DNA at exactly where scientists specify, but sometimes it cuts at “off-target” sites too. In an upcoming Science paper, researchers reveal DISCOVER-Seq, an unbiased method that uses a DNA repair protein to identify all Cas9 cut sites. This approach gives genome editors a clearer picture of how safe their nascent CRISPR therapies really are.

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15-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Use Gene Editing with CRISPR to Treat Lethal Lung Diseases before Birth
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    17-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710797

Researchers Use Gene Editing with CRISPR to Treat Lethal Lung Diseases before Birth

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers used CRISPR gene editing to thwart a lethal lung disease in an animal model in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. This proof-of-concept study showed that in utero editing could be a promising new approach for treating lung diseases before birth.

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14-Apr-2019 7:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710788

Researchers Show That Mutations in Human Livers Can Promote Tissue Regeneration

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified genetic mutations that accumulate in the adult liver that can promote regeneration in the context of chronic liver damage.

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4-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Cultured Stem Cells Reconstruct Sensory Nerve and Tissue Structure in the Nose
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    28-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710062

Cultured Stem Cells Reconstruct Sensory Nerve and Tissue Structure in the Nose

Tufts University

Researchers have developed a method to grow and maintain olfactory stem cells. The work is a launch pad for developing stem cell transplantation therapies or pharmacologic activation of a patient’s own dormant cells, to restore the sense of smell where it has been damaged by injury or degeneration.

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21-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Fatty Tissue from Abdomen Could Regenerate Heart, Protect It from Failure

Article ID: 710258

Fatty Tissue from Abdomen Could Regenerate Heart, Protect It from Failure

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The nondescript yet mysterious fatty tissue that hangs like an apron from the stomach – called the omentum – holds great promise for thousands of children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome(HLHS) or other severe cardiac defects, who might need a heart transplant within their first 10 years of life. Using an animal model, researchers found that surgically attaching the omentum to the overburdened heart reduces signs of injury, allowing the heart to function normally. Their findings were published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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26-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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