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 recent findings of a placebo-controlled human clinical trial give new hope to spinal cord injury victims, as they clearly show that a combination of stem cells and physical therapy can partially restore both sensory and motor functions. The study was conducted by a team of researchers, led by Hatem E. Sabaawy, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. #stemcells #spinalcordinjury
Researchers from the University of Alberta have discovered that the zebrafish's stem cells have the capacity to selectively differentiate into one of the two types of photoreceptor cells, cone cells. The study has implications for future stem cell therapies for treating human damaged cones.
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ➡ Partial interruption blood supply to part of heart muscle, causing heart cells damaged or die. Most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of coronary artery following rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, (unstable collection cholesterol, fatty acids, wbc's in wall of artery. Resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) & ensuing oxygen shortage, left untreated sufficient time, cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium). 5.17.13