Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research

November 12, 2012…..

Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research. Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury.

Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research

 

This shows an oligodendrocyte nerve cell (red/purple) wrapped around a polymer nanofiber (white/clear). Credit: Univ. of Michigan/UCSF

Neural-Like Stem Cells from Muscle Tissue May Hold Key to Cell Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases


ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken the first steps to create neural-like stem cells from muscle tissue in animals.

Details of the work are published in two complementary studies published in the September online issues of the journals Experimental Cell Research and Stem Cell Research.

“Reversing brain degeneration and trauma lesions will depend on cell therapy……….More
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Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

Posted Nov. 7, 2012

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

“It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. “We want to get started with trials as soon as possible.”

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans………Read more

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How Does the Immune System Fight Off Threats to the Brain?

Posted Nov. 1, 2012

ScienceDaily (Apr. 30, 2012) — Like a police officer calling for backup while also keeping a strong hold on a suspected criminal, immune cells in the brain take a two-tier approach to fighting off a threat, new research from the University of Michigan Health System finds.

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Seizures and Brain Tumors

Submitted by Jill Sanders, California, USA.


Seizures and Brain Tumors – A New Approach to Treatment?


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Neural-Like Stem Cells from Muscle Tissue May Hold Key to Cell Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken the first steps to create neural-like stem cells from muscle tissue in animals.

Details of the work are published in two complementary studies published in the September online issues of the journals Experimental Cell Researchand Stem Cell Research.

“Reversing brain degeneration and trauma lesions will depend on cell therapy……….More
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121012122138.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fbrain_tumor+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Health+%26+Medicine+News+--+Brain+Tumor%29