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The combination of gene therapy and stem cell therapy has shown long-term success in treating rare skin disease

Scientists reported the long-term success of an experimental operation in 2015 to transplant skin from genetically modified stem cells to a child with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). For the first time, a team of therapists from Germany and Italy could save a patient whose skin surface had been destroyed by 80%. However, doctors were unsure if the treatment would be successful in the long term and if the skin would remain stable.

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Stem cells use fat to fight infection

Scientists have found that hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), involved in the immune response, use body fat stores to fight infection. The study could help develop new treatments for diseases in people with weakened immune systems.

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The therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cell vesicles could be increased tenfold

In a new study, scientists at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) have maximized the production of extracellular vesicles by simply changing the way donor mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are cultured. This method opens up new possibilities for research in cell therapy using transplantation of stem cells or immune cells obtained from patients or donors.

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Stem cell therapy improves the condition of patients with heart failure

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy has helped reduce mortality, the number of heart attacks, and strokes among patients suffering from chronic NYHA functional class II and III heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

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Antibacterial properties of mesenchymal stem cells will help fight MRSA and other superbugs

A study by scientists from Cornell University, US, showed that the antimicrobial properties of some proteins produced by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could be used to develop potential treatments for infected wounds.

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Effective Stem Cell Cancer Treatment Developed in Japan

A new study by Kyoto University scientists has demonstrated the ability to produce some of the most potent anti-cancer immune cells for adoptive cell therapy (ACT) using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology.

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Stem cells can restore vision in inherited retinal diseases

A new study of photoreceptor precursors derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has demonstrated their safety and therapeutic potential as a source of replacement for damaged cells for future clinical trials.

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The recently discovered subpopulation of mesenchymal stem cells will accelerate the healing of fractures

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have tremendous potential in regenerative medicine, the goal of which is to repair damaged tissues. However, until now, not much has been known about their in vivo plasticity.

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, have found a subpopulation of MSCs that promote bone fracture regeneration and exhibit an increased ability to differentiate into various cell types.

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A new type of liver stem cell has been discovered that will help in the treatment of patients with a rare genetic disease

Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have found a new source of stem cells close to the liver. The finding could help patients with Alagille syndrome, a rare, incurable genetic disorder in which normal bile ducts are absent, leading to severe liver damage and death.

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Adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells can help improve quality of life in postoperative lymphedema

A new phase I clinical trial shows that stem cells can improve patients’ health with lymphedema, a chronic disease affecting up to one in three women treated for breast cancer.

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