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Nerve Repair with Help From Stem Cells

Nerve Repair with Help From Stem Cells

November 9, 2021 - University of Pennsylvania - A new approach to repairing peripheral nerves marries the regenerating power of gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells with a biological scaffold to enable the functional recovery of nerves following a facial injury,...

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Stem cell therapy for kidney damage repair

Stem cell therapy for kidney damage repair

By Susan Buckles Mesenchymal stem cells derived from a person's fat cells may help repair kidney damage caused by narrowing blood vessels, Mayo Clinic research has discovered. The research by Stephen Textor, M.D., and his team is published in Kidney International....

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Takeda Receives Approval to Manufacture and Market Alofisel®▼ (darvadstrocel) in Japan for Treatment of Complex Perianal Fistulas in Patients with Non-active or Mildly Active Luminal Crohn’s Disease

Takeda Receives Approval to Manufacture and Market Alofisel®▼ (darvadstrocel) in Japan for Treatment of Complex Perianal Fistulas in Patients with Non-active or Mildly Active Luminal Crohn’s Disease

September 27, 2021 - Alofisel (darvadstrocel) is the first expanded human allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy to be approved in Japan - Alofisel provides a potential cell-mediated closure option for patients with complex perianal fistulas...

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What’s next for lab-grown human embryos?

What’s next for lab-grown human embryos?

Researchers are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn. By Kendall Powell -  Nature - August 31, 2021  (link to original article) It was day 13 in a set of experiments in Ali Brivanlou’s laboratory and he...

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