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1st Adult Stem Cell Study of Bipolar Disorder Yields Promising Results

What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments … Continue reading

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For 1st Time, Researchers Isolate Adult Stem Cells from Human Intestinal Tissue

For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have isolated adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue. The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells Modified to Increase Survival

Adult Stem Cells Modified to Increase Survival Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have modified adult stem cells to increase … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells + Physical Therapy Restore Some Neurological Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Walking is the obvious goal for individuals who have a chronic spinal cord injury, but it is not the only one. Regaining sensation and continence control also are important goals that can positively impact an individual’s quality of life. New … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise in Treating Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Apparent success in transplanting adult stem cells in mice may hold promise for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in … Continue reading

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Adult Stem Cells Can Safely Repair Damaged Heart Muscle

Stem cells can be used safely to repair damaged heart muscle, reducing scar tissue and improving quality of life for patients with chronic heart failure. It didn’t make a difference whether the stem cells were derived from the patients’ own … Continue reading

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