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New Stem Cells Derived, the Ones With the ‘Best Quality’

It has been recently revealed that there has been the development of a new stem cell by the scientists. These stem cells are grown in the lab and are taken from the human embryos. They are apparently of the best quality so far and can help in further research, towards the end of the next year, and would also be able to be used in clinical trials in the time to come.

It has been revealed that the stem cell trials conducted in the past have used research grading of lower quality. These were actually manipulated to make it the ‘clinical grade’. This time however the grade of stem cells used is the best one and they are of the clinical quality and come right from the patients for trials. This is the reason they can do without conversions. These stem cells are also untouched by the animal bi -products that are usually used for the stimulation of growth by other research teams.

“The key here is that these are clinical grade lines, they have been set up from the beginning as lines that do not contain animal products and have not got animal products coming into contact with them”, revealed Professor Peter Braude, one of the leading authors of the team.

It was further revealed that though such researches may have been done in the past by private drug firms, this is the first time it has been conducted on such a large scale, for the aid of public health.

This research might surely benefit the field of regenerative medicine in many ways. It might surely help scientists in developing newer way of cure and treatment for patients in the future.

Scientists Discover New Environment for Faster Growth of Stem Cells

Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new and a better way for growing stem cells. The scientists have found a new plastic surface, which would overcome the problems that were related to growing of stem cells. The standard surfaces have proved that the growth of stem cells is limited.

This new discovery was conducted by Glasgow and Southampton Universities. They have reported that this discovery of new surface would help them to create stem cell therapies for re-growing bones and tissues in the body.

In this study, the new plastic surface was created by a manufacturing process, which is similar as that of making Blu-ray discs. This surface is covered with tiny pits that have helped in the growth of stem cells. Due to these tiny pits, the stem cells can grow and spread into useful cells for therapies.

This research was performed by Dr. Matthew Dalby, from the University of Glasgow with colleague Dr. Nikolaj Gadegaard and Prof. Richard Oreffo of the University of Southampton.

“This new nano-structured surface can be used to very effectively culture mesencyhmal stem cells, taken from sources such as bone marrow, which can then be put to use in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and connective tissues, ” says Dr. Matthew Dalby.