Figuring Out the Role of Fat Storage Cells in Obesity

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The findings are published […]

ICMR asks stakeholders to share evidence on efficacy of stem cells

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)has appealed to doctors across the country to share scientific evidence on clinical efficacy of stem cells in any disease condition or disorder in their specialties. The appeal comes in the wake of several complaints by patients about the misuse of stem cell therapy. The apex research body […]

A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing

Comparison between collagenase-treated and burned rabbit corneas. Credit: Newcastle University New research led by scientists at Newcastle University, UK reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness—by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body. The team discovered that the simple application of a […]

Can Stem Cells Help Rams’ Todd Gurley’s Knee?

The Rams’ Todd Gurley avoiding the Patriots’ Lawrence Guy during Super Bowl LIII on February 3. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald; photo credit: Digital First Media via Getty Images)GETTY The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back, Todd Gurley, has had lingering issues with his left knee since he was drafted in 2015. The knee was bothering […]

Lawsuits claim no live stem cells in umbilical cord blood stem cell products

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Four Texas patients have filed lawsuits claiming that expensive off the shelf stem cell injections caused them to get violently sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those injections to ease pain are not approved by the FDA. And, worse, their lawyer claims the products that were used don’t […]

New discovery in stem cells may help build strong muscles in old age

Researchers have found how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. As we grow older, our muscular function declines. So, according to the researchers, this discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. For the study, published in the journal […]