Science daily is an excellent source for medical article and studies. I’ve received their feed for quite a while now. Here, are 3 stem cell articles from today.
- Blood stem cells, besides turning into hema type cells can also become white blood cells.
- Cardiac stem cells from bone marrow can heal the heart. This we’ve known since the late 90’s but additional confirmation is always appreciated.
- Brain stem cells not only can turn into brain and nerve cells but they also clear out the garbage in the brain and keep the cells in a perpetual stem cell state.
These are 3 good stem cell articles but also of note…
This is the first time Science Daily has had three stem cell articles in their feed. The world is turning to stem cells. Are you?
Surprising ability of blood stem cells to respond to emergencies
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 10:12 AM PDT
Scientists have revealed an unexpected role for hematopoietic stem cells: They do not merely ensure the continuous renewal of our blood cells; in emergencies they are capable of producing white blood cells “on demand” that help the body deal with inflammation or infection. This property could be used to protect against infections in patients undergoing bone marrow transplants, while their immune system reconstitutes itself.
Cardiopoietic ‘smart’ stem cells show promise in heart failure patients
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 07:33 AM PDT
Therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or “smart” stem cells can improve heart health for people suffering from heart failure. This is the first application in patients of lineage-guided stem cells for targeted regeneration of a failing organ, paving the way to development of next generation regenerative medicine solutions.
Spring cleaning in your brain’s stem cells?
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 06:41 AM PDT
Deep inside your brain, a legion of stem cells lies ready to turn into new brain and nerve cells when you need them. New research shows the vital role of a type of internal “spring cleaning” that both clears out garbage inside the cells, and keeps them in their perpetual stem-cell state.