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Lab-grown Blood Stem Cells

Growing blood stem cells in a lab may be the key to producing a limitless supply of blood. This has potential to bypass the difficult process of finding a matching donor and doing blood marrow transplants. Limitless Lab-Grown Blood Is ‘Tantalizingly Close’ After 20 Years – [singularityhub.com] Blood stem cells are things of wonder: hidden […]

Stem Cell Nano-mesh Regenerates Tendons

A polymer mesh fabric seeded with stem cells can help in the regeneration of rotator cuff tendons. Stem Cell Fabric Innovation Regrows Rotator Cuffs – [uconn.edu] The combination of the “nano-mesh” with stem cells seems to be critical. Surgeons will sometimes inject stem cells into rotator cuff repairs, but results from this technique are mixed. […]

3D Printing Bones With Electronics and Stem Cells Implanted

This amazing video shows 2 bones being 3D printed with a tendon connecting them, and imbedded with graphene, and conductive ink. A transistor is inserted and connected with the conductive ink. Two different types of stem cells are printed into the bone material and the tendon material. Aether 3D Bioprinter – Bioprinting Bone with Graphene […]

3D Printing Stem Cell Bio-Ink

3D printing accumulates finely articulated layers to create complex three dimensional objects by extruding the material through jets, like ink-jet printers. Stem cells have shown tremendous potential to regenerate and replace tissues in human bodies. Using a polymer extracted from seaweed, researchers have created a “bio-ink” that contains stem cells and can be used in […]

Rebuilding a Worn Out Joint by Injection

When arthritis attacks the cartilage layer that allows bone joints to slide smoothly, the bones begin grinding and cause damage and discomfort. We know how to fix this problem with artificial replacements, but that requires surgery which can be invasive, is expensive and takes time and therapy for full recovery. Professor Karperien in the Netherlands […]

Spray-on Skin Gun

Spray-on skin’ developed for burns victims – [telegraph.co.uk] Doctors have invented a revolutionary skin spray-gun that heals severe burns within days. The spray-gun which fires stem cells on to the damaged skin has already been used successfully on a dozen patients. Rather than sheets of skin being laboriously grown over a period of a month […]

Stem Cells Treat Rodents w/Parkinsons

SCIENTISTS SUCCESSFULLY USE HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS TO TREAT PARKINSON’S DISEASE IN RODENTS Researchers at the Buck Institute for Age Research have successfully used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to treat rodents afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The research, which validates a scalable protocol that the same group had previously developed, can be […]