Navigation Links
Scientists move towards stem cell therapy trials to mend shattered bones
Date:2/18/2008

The UK Stem Cell Foundation, the Medical Research Council and Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with the Chief Scientists Office, are funding a 1.4 million project to further the research at the University of Edinburgh with a view to setting up a clinical trial within two years.

The initiative could have a major impact on treating conditions such as osteoarthritis as well as treating trauma victims whose bones have been shattered beyond repair.

It involves using a bioactive scaffold made to protect the stem cells and simulate their growth into bone or cartilage once they are placed in the affected area. The scaffold consists of a fairly rigid mesh structure, coated or impregnated with a drug that affects the patients cells.

Dr Brendon Noble, of the University of Edinburghs MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, said: This is a novel approach in terms of treating damaged bones and cartilage. The aim is to translate the knowledge we have gained from bone biology studies into tangible treatments for patients.

Researchers will also work with clinicians, headed by Hamish Simpson, professor of orthopaedics and trauma at the University of Edinburgh, with a view to eventually translating their findings into treatments for patients.

As well as using cells derived from bone marrow, the scientists will work in collaboration with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service to culture bone forming cells derived from blood.

The advantage of these blood-sourced cells is that they can be extracted without the need for surgery. The use of a patients own stem cells means that they are also unlikely to be rejected.

Dr Anna Krassowska, research manager for the UK Stem Cell Foundation said: In the UK hip fractures kill 14,000 elderly people every year - more than many cancers. The worldwide market for orthopaedic devices alone represents some $17 billion. This research has the potential not only to impact on
'/>"/>

Contact: Tara Womersley
tara.womersley@ed.ac.uk
01-316-509-836
University of Edinburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New prion protein discovered by Canadian scientists may offer insight into mad cow disease
2. Scientists Probe Sepsis Deadly Secrets
3. Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US
4. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
5. Scientists detect presence of marburg virus in african fruit bats
6. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
7. Scientists ID Likely Culprit in Popcorn Lung
8. Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity
9. Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV
10. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
11. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/1/2015)... 28, 2015 CrossFit Attollo is a CrossFit ... offering a special discount to new members. Now through ... a three month contract will receive their fourth month half ... cost members $440. The three month contract is only ... then the fourth month comes in at only $55. The ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Gerald “Solutionman” Haman surveyed ... or barriers to innovative thinking. “The #1 block ... lack of tools,” reports Haman, who created the Thinkubator ... of people felt that they did not have enough ... and resources to stimulate innovation. , Solutionman’s monthly “Accelerating ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 Mew and Company, a Vancouver ... now provide business consulting services in addition to a ... planning and succession planning. Company finances are a complicated ... On top of this, complex Canadian tax laws can ... As a result, Mew and Company works to advise ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 The ... its annual awards at the International Symposium on Malignant ... be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, ... their dedicated work and commitment to the mission to ... Year Award will be presented to Miriam Ratner. Miriam ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 A case management conference ... that have been filed by law firms including Bernstein ... in March, the Firm notes. , According to ... in the federal litigation will meet on March 13, ... prescription therapy treatments designed to raise levels of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CrossFit Gym in Vancouver WA Offers Spring Special 2Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 2Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 3Health News:Vancouver Corporate Tax Accountants Now Provide Business Consulting Services 2Health News:Cancer Research Foundation Honors Award Recipients 2Health News:Cancer Research Foundation Honors Award Recipients 3Health News:Cancer Research Foundation Honors Award Recipients 4Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 2Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 3Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 4
... Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese women, however , ... drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis might reduce the ... study, which included 6,000 Wisconsin women aged 20 to 69, ... Boniva and Zometa for more than two years were 40 ...
... ... ... , ... , , , ...
... ... a new partnership with leading SolidWorks and Agile PLM reseller GoEngineer to distribute DesignState ... "best-in-class" tools to manage engineering data and collaborate across the enterprise with Oracle,s ... ...
... ... of a new resource that may help put some of your questions to bed. BestFoodFacts.org, ... the country to weigh in on what’s true, plausible, unknown, misguided or just plain false. ... (PRWEB) March 5, 2010 ...
... ... that society’s obligation and moral responsibility to remedy the tragic legacy of decades of ... follow? , ... March 5, 2010 -- The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation today publicly praised the United ...
... 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association for ... Convention Center in Washington, DC, lead researcher M. ... poster of a study titled "Epithelial-to-Endothelial Transition: An ... and a team of researchers have reported that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk 2Health News:Christiana Care Health System Wins National Award for Innovation 2Health News:Christiana Care Health System Wins National Award for Innovation 3Health News:Enterprise PDM Integration has Never Been Easier; Zero Wait-State Announces Leading SolidWorks Reseller GoEngineer as Master Distributor for DesignState 2Health News:Enterprise PDM Integration has Never Been Easier; Zero Wait-State Announces Leading SolidWorks Reseller GoEngineer as Master Distributor for DesignState 3Health News:BestFoodFacts.org -- Food, Fiber and Fuel Questions Answered 2Health News:U.K.: Justice for Asbestos Disease Victims Requires Mesothelioma Research Funding 2Health News:U.K.: Justice for Asbestos Disease Victims Requires Mesothelioma Research Funding 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015   Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) ... developing therapeutic products for rare diseases, joins the ... Organisation for Rare Diseases™ (EURORDIS™), The Global Genes ... Rare Disease Day. On the last ... and other participants conduct special events to raise ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Israel , February 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... baut sein bahnbrechendes Überwachungssystem für kongestive Herzinsuffizienz ... aus -     ... Technologies, die ein neuartiges Herzüberwachungssystem für Patienten ... heute bekannt, dass sie ein Finanzierungsvorhaben über ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Feb. 27, 2015  Finesse ... Finesse Solutions announced the expansion of ... The opening is planned for mid-March and access for ... access from the A-563, and located adjacent to the ... occupied by the Finesse automation engineering team and allow Finesse ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 2Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 3Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 4Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 5Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 6Vectorious Medical Technologies schließt Finanzierungsvorhaben über 5 Mio. USD ab 2New Finesse Office in United Kingdom 2
... EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments ... has started to the Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial ... Menerba™ (MF101) among a cohort of postmenopausal women for ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today that the ... the Nasdaq market closes on Monday,  October 31, 2011.  Neurocrine ... discuss its financial results and provide a Company update Monday ... p.m. Pacific Time). Participants can access the live ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bionovo Initiates Menerba (MF101) Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Menopausal Hot Flashes 2Bionovo Initiates Menerba (MF101) Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Menopausal Hot Flashes 3Bionovo Initiates Menerba (MF101) Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Menopausal Hot Flashes 4
BD Beaver Cataract blade, 30.0 mm long x 2.2 mm wide, designed for ICCE and ECCE procedures, designed for ICCE and ECCE, sterile....
BD Beaver Chondroplastic blade, sharp on two sides, curved, sterile...
BD Beaver Meniscus blade, 7 mm flat (4/bx, 1 bx/ca), specially designed maximum leverage and visibility, cutting edge: 7 mm, sterile....
... accurate testing of large oculomotor ... Fits all standard trial frames. ... of thin optical quality acrylic ... includes a display box. Available ...
Medicine Products: