Two patients regain vision damaged by AMD after stem cell treatment trial

Two patients with the most common form of sight-loss have regained their reading vision after ground-breaking treatment. A man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s were given a special “patch” of stem cells to repair the damage to their eyes from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as part of a small-scale clinical trial. […]

Global Stem Cells Banking Market — Revolutionary Way to Cure Life-Threatening Diseases through Stem Cell Banking, and is Projected to Reach USD 3761 million, By 2023: Energias Market research Pvt. Ltd.

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global stem cell banking market is expected to grow significantly from USD 1,380 million in 2016 to USD 3,761 million in 2023, at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2017 to 2023. Factors propelling the growth of the stem cell banking market are the effective and precise treatment of many diseases and disorders through stem […]

Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

A new exploration of stem cells from placentas could drastically advance regenerative medicine. Peter Diamandis, X-Prize and Singularity University founder, recently teamed up with Robert Hariri, the founder of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, to study these specific stem cells in the hopes of discovering new regenerative therapies. The initiative, called Celularity, is built around the idea that stem […]

Celularity turns to placenta stem cells to try to extend life

Humans have always been obsessed with stalling death. It’s something countless characters and historical figures have sought, from Gilgamesh to Juan Ponce de Leon. The fascination has endured in the modern world too, with the US longevity sector worth an estimated $7.1 trillion. Not surprisingly, the tech industry is vying for a piece of the lucrative […]

Scientists reverse diabetes in a mouse model using modified blood stem cells

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice (and people) with type 1 diabetes. The cells curbed the autoimmune reaction in cells from both mice and humans and reversed […]