Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are increasingly used as regenerative therapies for patients in the preclinical and clinical phases of various diseases. However, the main limitations of such therapies include functional heterogeneity and the lack of appropriate quality control (QC) methods for functional screening of MSC lines; thus, clinical outcomes are inconsistent.
A Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon has developed an innovative procedure that uses a patient's own stem cells to treat a condition that can cause painful hip fractures.
Source: Chicago Health
People tend to seek orthopedic care for one root reason: They’re experiencing pain. Whether from an acute sports injury or after enduring years of joint aches and stiffness, orthopedic specialists see people looking for relief. But when should you seek care? How do you figure out the cause of your pain? And what options do you have for treatment?
Source: The National Tribune
Researchers from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Intelligent Polymer Research Institute are members of a national effort to develop novel cartilage-based stem cell therapies that will revolutionise the treatment of joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and facial disfigurement.
Source: Science Daily
Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost.
Source: Verywell Health
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to multiply and develop into different types of tissue. In the developmental stages of a fetus, stem cells are plentiful. However, in adulthood, stem cells are restricted to specific tasks of regenerating a few types of cells, such as blood cells. There are not normally stem cells found in cartilage tissue, and therefore there is little capacity to heal or regrow new cartilage.
Source: Drug Target Review
Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute, UK and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Portugal have identified a group of latent stem cells the central nervous system. In their study, which was recently published in Developmental Cell, they tested how these cells respond in healthy mice and those with spinal cord injuries.