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FDA Seeks to Speed Development of 'Regenerated' Organs for Medical Use

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 – Using stem cells to grow new heart tissue, and even whole organs, used to be the stuff of science fiction. But the field of "regenerative medicine" is a reality now – and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has its eye on it, the agency's head said Thursday. "In the last decade, we've seen improbable advances that hold out great hope for patients," FDA Commissioner ...

Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy

Posted 30 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 – A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children. The past decade has seen an increase in the use of umbilical cord blood for stem cell transplants that can save children with fatal or debilitating diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy statement. "Most parents ...

Can Babies Help Heart Patients?

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Instead of throwing away the umbilical cord after birth, new research suggests using this medical waste to potentially improve the lives of people with heart failure. With parental permission, doctors used umbilical cords to harvest stem cells that were then injected into people with heart failure. People who received those injections were monitored for a year, and ...

Researchers Create Artificial Mouse 'Embryo'

Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 – British scientists report that they've created a kind of artificial mouse embryo using stem cells, which can be coaxed to create various parts of the body. Researchers from the University of Cambridge explained that in regular reproduction, when a mammal's egg has been fertilized by a sperm, it starts dividing to create a cluster of stem cells. The stem cells then start ...

Hundreds of U.S. Clinics Sell Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'

Posted 1 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 – Hundreds of clinics across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions ranging from aging skin to spinal cord injuries, a new study finds. In an online search, researchers found at least 570 clinics offering unapproved stem cell "therapies." They tend to be concentrated in a handful of states – including Arizona, California, Colorado, ...

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