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Swinburne stem-cell technology aids 3D printed cartilage repair

Novel stem-cell technology developed at Swinburne will be used to grow the massive number of stem cells required for a new hand-held 3D printer that will enable surgeons to create patient-specific bone and cartilage. The technology, called BioSphere, is being developed in collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne to support the development of Biopen. […]

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New light shed on how bone marrow niches keep stem cells thriving

Japanese researchers uncover cellular factor needed to maintain the environment that regulates hematopoietic stem cell Osaka – Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a class of stem cells located in bone marrow. HSCs give rise to every type of blood cell–from the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the white blood cells of the immune […]

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Transplantation of Hepatocyte Growth Factor–Modified Dental Pulp Stem Cells Prevents Bone Loss in the Early Phase of Ovariectomy-Induced Osteoporosis

Abstract Investigations based on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for osteoporosis have attracted attention recently. MSCs can be derived from various tissues, such as bone marrow, adipose, umbilical cord, placenta, and dental pulp. Among these, dental pulp–derived MSCs (DPSCs) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-modified DPSCs (DPSCs-HGF) highly express osteogenic-related genes and have stronger osteogenic differentiation capacities. […]

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Nikon enters into a business alliance to establish a clinical-use master cell bank, to be utilized for regenerative medicine products derived from dental pulp cells for the first time in Japan.

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) has announced a business alliance agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “agreement”) with Advanced Cell Technology and Engineering Ltd. (Koichi Otomo, President, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “ACTE”) in order to establish a clinical-use master cell bank (MCB)*1, to be employed for regenerative medicine products derived from dental pulp […]

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Dentists Find Tooth Root Pulp Can Become an Alternative Source of Stem Cells

WISDOM IN TEETH A collaboration of dentists and engineers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) made a discovery that could potentially revolutionize how and where we harvest, preserve, and use stem cells. In a study published in Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering, the team led by UNLV biomedical sciences professor Karl Kingsley and […]

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Does brain tissue regeneration depend on maturity of stem cells used for transplantation?

New research has shown that the success of transplanting stem cells into the brain to regenerate tissue damaged by stroke may depend on the maturity of the neuronal precursor cells used for transplantation. A study demonstrating the significant impact of human neuronal precursor cell maturity on cell survival after transplantation into stroke-injured rate brains is […]

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