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Researchers use a single molecule to command stem cells to build new bone

 Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered an easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue.

Date:

August 31, 2016
Source:
University of California - San Diego
Summary:
An easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue has been identified by researchers: feed them adenosine, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. The stem-cell-derived bone tissue helped repair cranial bone defects in mice without developing tumors or causing infection. The work could lead to regenerative treatments for patients with critical bone defects and soldiers who have suffered traumatic bone injuries.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered an easy and efficient way to coax...

Experimental stem cell therapy helps paralyzed man regain use of arms and hands

The 21-year-old who suffered a cervical spine injury in March gains significant improvement in his motor function at Keck Hospital of USC

Kris Boesen weight ligting
Kris Boesen works to strengthen his upper body. (Photo/Greg Iger)
On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree and slammed into a telephone pole. His parents were warned there was a good chance their son would be permanently paralyzed from the neck down. However, they also learned that he could possibly qualify for...

Ravens’ Perriman pleased with ACL Stem Cell Treatment; Returns to Practice

Don Markus
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
Back at practice, Breshad Perriman says he expects to be ready for season opener.
Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since injuring his left knee during organized team activities in June. Perriman, who underwent stem cell treatments to promote healing in his partially torn ACL, went through some light individual drills in Owings Mills after being removed from the physically unable to perform list Monday. Perriman, the team’s No. 1 draft pick in 2015, missed his entire rookie season after sustaining a strained PCL on the first day of training camp last summer and then reinjuring the knee two months later. With Perriman’s return, it...

Startup Offers Financing for Stem Cell Therapy

LoanHero’s lending platform also provides fixed-term financing for commonplace top-dollar concerns such as buying a couch and replacing the brakes on a car

Mugshot of Jennifer Van Grove

Instead of requiring clients to pay out of pocket for stem cell therapy treatments, thousands of doctors around the nation can now turn to a San Diego technology company to help patients finance the costly procedures. The 2-year-old startup, named LoanHero, has built software brick-and-mortar businesses can use to help their customers secure a fixed-term loan when making purchases between $1,000 and $25,000. Founded in 2014, the company claims to have devised a way to give a larger pool of people — including those...