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STEM CELLS MAKE VAGINAS!!

In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on April 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

MAKING VAGINAS FROM STEM CELLS, YES…ENTIRE VAGINAS, WORKING VAGINAS, ANATOMICALLY CORRECT IN FORM AND FUNCTION. WOW!

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

“Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

A tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold were used to grow vaginas in the right size and shape for each woman as well as being a tissue match.

They all reported normal levels of “desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction” and painless intercourse.

Experts said the study, published in the Lancet, was the latest example of the power of regenerative medicine.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26885335

1st STEPS TO LAB MADE GRAY MATTER

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on March 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

ZOMBIES REJOICE!

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1st STEPS TO LABMADE GRAY MATTER, aka…
B  R  A  I  N  S  S  S  S  ! ! !
Also patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, TBI, Ataxia…
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029473.800-grow-a-new-brain-first-steps-to-labmade-grey-matter.html#.Uxj1DIWGZp3
via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961213013045

Stem Cell-based Baldness Cure One Step Closer | Beyond the Dish

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on January 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Stem Cell-based Baldness Cure One Step Closer

http://www.mensfitness.com/sites/mensfitness.com/files/imagecache/node_page_image/article_images/male-pattern-baldness-main_0.jpg

January 28, 2014 – by mburatov

Scientists might be able to offer people with less that optimal amounts of hair new hope when it comes to reversing baldness. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they’ve moved closer to using stem cells to treat thinning hair — at least in mice.

This group said that the use of stem cells to regenerate missing or dying hair follicles is considered a potential way to reverse hair loss. However, the technology did not exist to generate adequate numbers of hair-follicle-generating stem cells.

But new findings indicate that this may now be achievable. “This is the first time anyone has made scalable amounts of epithelial stem cells that are capable of generating the epithelial component of hair follicles,” Dr. Xiaowei Xu, an associate professor of dermatology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, said in a university news release.

According to Xu, those cells have many potential applications that extend to wound healing, cosmetics and hair regeneration.In their new study, Xu’s team converted induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs – reprogrammed adult stem cells with many of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells – into epithelial stem cells. This is the first time this has been done in either mice or people.

The epithelial stem cells were mixed with certain other cells and implanted into mice. They produced the outermost layers of the skin and hair follicles that are similar to human hair follicles.

This study was published in the Jan. 28 edition of the journal Nature Communications.This suggests that these cells might eventually help regenerate hair in people.

Xu said this achievement with iPSC-derived epithelial stem cells does not mean that a treatment for baldness is around the corner. Hair follicles contain both epithelial cells and a second type of adult cells called dermal papillae.

“When a person loses hair, they lose both types of cells,” Xu said. “We have solved one major problem — the epithelial component of the hair follicle. We need to figure out a way to also make new dermal papillae cells, and no one has figured that part out yet.”

Experts also note that studies conducted in animals often fail when tested in humans.

via Stem Cell-based Baldness Cure One Step Closer | Beyond the Dish.

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