Muscular Dystrophy News

Muscular Dystrophy Research News: Stem cells police themselves to reduce scarring, study finds

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(SOURCE: STANFORD MEDICINE) Stem cells produce a decoy protein to attenuate growth signals. Artificially regulating this pathway might help keep muscles supple in muscular dystrophy or during normal aging, researchers hope. Treating mice with a compound that increases the expression of an inactive protein helped them heal from injury with less scarring, according to a study […]

Myelodysplastic Syndromes News

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Research: Genetic classification offers guide to stem cell transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome

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(SOURCE: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) – A blood test can indicate whether some patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant and, if so, whether the transplant should involve high or moderate doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The findings are according to study results to be presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute […]

Pulmonary Fibrosis News

Pulmonary Fibrosis Research News: Study Identifies Major Cause of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Failure of Stem Cells that Repair Lungs

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(CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER) According to a recent press release, Cedars-Sinai investigators have pinpointed a major cause of pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious and deadly disease that scars the lungs and obstructs breathing. The disease, which has no known cure, appears to result from the failure of special lung stem cells that help airways recover from injury, […]