transplanted cells

Biphasic electrical stimulation: A strategy may bring hope to spinal cord injury patients

The article describing their studies will be published in the August 2013 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine. The scientists believe that their…

Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead, an innovation they say…

Ultrasound improves stem cell transplants

For patients with blood cancer, a blood stem cell transplant is often the only treatment that can cure the disease. The quality of the transplanted blood stem…

Researchers provide means of monitoring cellular interactions

Using nanotechnology to engineer sensors onto the surface of cells, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a platform technology for…

New period of brain “plasticity” created with transplanted embryonic cells

The strategy – which involved transplanting a specific type of immature neuron from embryonic mice into the visual cortex of young mice – could be used to…

'Mini' transplant may reverse severe sickle cell disease

The phase I/II study to establish safety of the procedure, published December 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes 10 patients with severe…

Transplanted neurons develop disease-like pathology in Huntington's patients

This study, conducted jointly by Dr. Francesca Cicchetti of Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, Dr. Thomas B. Freeman of the University of South Florida, USA,…

Researchers Engineer Pancreatic Cell Transplants to Evade Immune Response

At present, cell transplantation therapy is limited because transplant recipients are forced to take powerful immunosuppressant medications that have toxic…

Why transplanted insulin cells die

Now researchers at Linköping University and Uppsala University in Sweden can show that accumulation of protein aggregatess, amyloid, in the transplanted cells…