Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create ‘MeTro’ elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth—with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself. Stem cells are vital for therapeutic treatments to repair and build human tissue including skin and…

Stem cell transplant may help some with aggressive MS

(HealthDay)—A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in the past year despite taking standard medication, and they’d…

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 patients in three states—Florida, Texas and Arizona—became infected after getting injections for problems like joint and back pain, the Centers for Disease Control and…