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 […]

Stem cells from muscle could address diabetes-related circulation problems

Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in patients with diabetes who develop peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputation. A new study in mice at the University of Illinois found that an injection of the stem cells prompted new blood vessels to grow, […]

Stem cells pave the way for new treatment of diabetes

415 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with diabetes. And the number continues to rise. Common to all diabetes patients is that they lack the ability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin, which regulates the blood sugar in the body. This can lead to a number of complications and in many cases be potentially fatal. […]

Stem cells may help heal diabetic foot wounds

Diabetic patients participating in a national stem-cell study through Animas Foot and Ankle saw lingering and painful wounds on their feet finally heal. Dr. Nicholas Hugentobler, a podiatrist, enrolled 13 patients in a national study through the company Celgene. The trial is testing the effectiveness of injections made with stem cells from placentas that helped […]