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Growing artificial skin using umbilical cord stem cells

By Maja Bosanac
23 November 2013

granada-stem-cell-skin-1Scientists at the University of Granada have grown artificial skin from human umbilical cord Wharton’s jelly stem cells (HWJSCs). This artificial skin can be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. This is an important advance in treatment of patients with major burn injuries, since artificially-grown skin can be used immediately after the… »


Researchers found a way to direct stem cells by magnets

By Maja Bosanac
16 July 2013

iron-in-cellsCollaboration between researchers at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) resulted in the development of stem cells that can be directed by magnetic fields. Stem cells could soon be intravenous injected into the patient to treat heart diseases and vascular problems. By loading stem cells with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs), scientists… »


3D printing of human embryonic stem cells

By Maja Bosanac
13 February 2013

3d-printing-with-embryonic-stem-cells-1Collaboration between researchers at the Heriot-Watt University, and the researchers at a stem cell technology company named Roslin Cellab, resulted in the development a new valve-based printer for specialized 3D cell printing of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The research team predicts that it could lead to creation of custom tailored replacement organs, thus eliminating… »


Researchers getting closer to artificial cartilage creation

By Damir Beciri
10 December 2011

knee-cartilage_0Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University are one step closer to create implantable replacement cartilage. The method allows cartilage to form from patient’s own stem cells without lengthy culture time before the implantation. The technology could solve cartilage problems which occur after sports injuries and accidents, as well as in cases of osteoarthritis which… »


A new stem cell bandage could help in cartilage regeneration

By Rob Aid
2 Comments18 June 2011

knee-cartilage_0Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from a new type of stem cell bandage treatment if clinical trials prove successful. The world’s first clinical trial for the treatment of patients with torn meniscal cartilage has received approval from the MHRA (UK regulatory agency). The current treatment for the majority of tears is the… »

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Skin cell gun sprays stem cells for fast recovery from serious burns

By Damir Beciri
22 Comments6 February 2011

spray-on-skin-gerlachSpray-on skin that could help you heal your skin within several days after a serious burn seems as something we used to see in science fiction, but that technology has been developed worldwide for over 5 years. Compared to other currently available skin regeneration or replacement methods, this method shortens the time needed for generation… »