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A recent study on mice, baboons and few volunteering patients revealed that a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called meloxicam increases significantly the number of hematopoietic stem cells entering the blood stream. The study can potentially help patients requiring a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC), most notably leukemia victims. The study was carried out by researchers, led by Louis Pelus, at Indiana University's School of Medicine #stemcells #leukemia

The Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board and the New York State Stem Cell Science recommended the Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) for a 10 million dollar fund. Intention of the fund is to help the NSCI begin clinical trials on a stem cell that they have been thoroughly studying for the past time.

A team of researchers from Singapore and Germany have discovered a molecular network in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that integrates cell communication signals to keep the cell in its stem cell state. #stemcells

In a recent study, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine present, for the first time, the existence of more than one stem cell niches in bone marrow tissue. Their findings have the potential to improve the effects of chemotherapy and accelerate the recovery followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. #cancer #stemcells

As their name suggests, embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are stem cells that are derived from embryos. If we wanted to be more scientific, we would say that ESCs are pluripotent stem cells derived from a blastocyst, an embryo in a very early stage (4-5 days of age). A blastocyst is consisted of 50-150 cells. ESCs measure approximately 14μm in diameter.