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  • New Test May Predict the Possibility of a Heart Attack

    03/21/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 3+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Mar. 21, 2012 | NA
    New findings from a landmark research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) -- a collaborative program between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) -- shows a promising new blood test may be useful in helping doctors predict who is at risk for an imminent heart attack. Results of the study, titled "Characterization of Circulating Endothelial Cells in Acute Myocardial Infarction," were published this week in Science Translational Medicine. The study concludes that circulating endothelial cells (CEC) from heart attack patients were abnormally large and misshapen and often appeared with multiple nuclei, which indicates that CECs are...
  • Breakthrough reveals blood vessel cells are key to growing unlimited amounts of adult stem cells

    03/04/2010 2:56:49 PM PST · by decimon · 6 replies · 259+ views
    Promises broad clinical benefits, from bone marrow transplantation to therapies for heart, brain, skin and lungsNEW YORK (March 4, 2010) -- In a leap toward making stem cell therapy widely available, researchers at the Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that endothelial cells, the most basic building blocks of the vascular system, produce growth factors that can grow copious amounts of adult stem cells and their progeny over the course of weeks. Until now, adult stem cell cultures would die within four or five days despite best efforts to grow them. "This is groundbreaking research...