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Lucy Hinchion, Cord Blood infusion for Type 1 Diabetes

Cord blood used to ‘switch off’ type 1 diabetes

Australian toddler Lucy Hinchion is already a medical pioneer. Aged just 20 months, Lucy became the youngest ever recipient of an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood cells to “switch off” type 1 diabetes. How can cord blood treat type 1 diabetes? Cord blood is rich in regulatory...

Can a stem cell injection unblock furred-up arteries? A simple jab may prevent pain while walking, ulcers and the need for amputation

A jab of stem cells could help prevent pain while walking, ulcers and the need for amputation in patients with furred-up arteries in the leg. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) — when the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the legs become narrowed due to a build-up of fatty...

Fat stem cells can lower risk of diabetes in healthy obese individuals

Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese individuals seems to be protected from such diseases. Understanding the underlying protective mechanisms in the lower risk individuals...

Heat-responsive bandage helps heal wounds

Over the years, scientists have come up with bandages to detect bedsores before they appear, paint-on bandages that tell doctors how the healing process is coming along, and dressings that change color when an infection is present. Now, a team of researchers from Northwestern University has created a stem cell-attracting bandage with a single...

Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells

BOSTON (June 28, 2016)–Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced...

Stem cell researcher Phan Toan Thang: Birthing new skin with umbilical cord stem cells

Wounds may cause some to look away, but stem cell researcher Phan Toan Thang sees “magic” in them. “I like wounds. I see the wound healing. It’s something amazing,” he said. The chief scientist’s passion for healing wounds led him to discover a way to create skin cells quickly...

Love handles could hold key to curing diabetes

Flab could hold the answer to curing diabetes after scientists discovered that stem cells harvested from excess body fat could be programmed to produce insulin. Hundreds of thousands of people in Britain suffer from diabetes, an auto-immune disease which occurs when the immune system starts attacking insulin–producing beta cells which remove...

Japan’s Arkray opens door to treating diabetes with stem cells

Japanese medical equipment maker Arkray has developed a system that automates the culturing of insulin-producing pancreatic cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. The system needs tweaking in order to grow the cells in massive quantities, but the hope is that a version for research purposes...

Johnson & Johnson developing stem cell cure for Type 1 diabetes

Johnson & Johnson and biotech company ViaCyte are exploring a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes with encouraging results, The Associated Press reports. The stem cell treatment involves turning embryotic stem cells into insulin-producing cells in a lab, and then putting them in a small capsule to implant under...

Susan L. Solomon’s Stem-Cell Research Quest

The co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation left a career in law and business for science. Her goal: A cure for diabetes One day last week, at a lab in New York City, a heart cell was beating in a petri dish under a microscope. It had...