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Space – the perfect environment for culturing stem cells

Stem Cells article march 2017Transporting stem cell cultivation to the earth’s orbit could play a key role in the faster rate of growth of stem cells for clinical use, according to a recent article in the International Business Times

Preliminary research has shown that the microgravity environment of the International Space Station actively increases the growth rate of stem cell, and researchers have now confirmed that human stem cell are being cultivated on the ISS for trials back on earth.

The trial are specifically researching  mesenchymal stem cells (found in the bone marrow), hematopoietic stem cells (which can grow into all other blood cells) and leukemia cancer stem cells (responsible for leukemia, or cancer of blood-forming tissues).

Abba Zubair, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida who is directly involved in the research said “What is unique about this investigation is that we are not only looking at the biology of the cells and how they grow, but focusing on application, how we can use them to treat patients”.

In a statement, NASA said that the long term goals of the research were to develop a safe and reliable clinical grade stem cell bioreactor in space for commercial use and to understand the biology of stem cells and the progression of cancer stem cells.

Scott Wolf, Director of Research for Grace century commented ”It’s only a matter of time before stem cells are regularly cultivated in this manner, given their massive potential for effective clinical treatment of many diseases”

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Grace Century Team Attends Video Marketing Seminar

img_1731Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research and Jennifer Doyle, Vice President of Administration of Grace Century recently attended a seminar entitled “The Evolving Role of Video in Today’s Marketing Mix”, that was hosted by Big Wheel Marketing in the Cove Rotana Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah on December 7th, 2016.

Speakers included Adam Kwasniewski from Google, Kunal Badiani from Oracle Marketing Cloud and Cal Barton from Atlas Television and the content focused on the development of video as a medium for marketing and promotion from the best-practice perspectives of cloud technology, online distribution and cutting-edge creativity.

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Miami Researchers use Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

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A recent article from Fox 26 Houston has reported on how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) will be central to research being conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, to help treat . It is hoped that 30 patients will be recruited for he study which will observe various indicators in patients, with the objective of the team to explore how the disease could potentially be slowed or even reverse the condition.

Dr. Bernard Baumel from Miller School of Medicine who is part of the research team, said “MSCs are anti-inflammatory and they promote indigenous stem cells in your body to proliferate. They stimulate cell growth and have a lot of attributes that are very advantageous for using them in humans.”

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Canadian Research Team Make Breakthrough in Stem Cell Treatment of Osteoporosis

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In Canada, researchers from the University of Toronto have collaborated with Ottawa Hospital have linked stem cells to a possible breakthrough in the treatment of age-related osteoporosis, which is also known as brittle bone disease.

The condition affects many millions of people worldwide, with women being particularly affected. Whilst certain lifestyle interventions have been shown to promote positive bone health, an effective treatment for age-related osteoporosis has not yet been identified.

However, the Canadian research team, hypothesising that deficiencies in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have a causal influence on the onset of age-related osteoporosis, injected MSC into mice with damaged bone, which resulted in healthy bone being reformed over a period of 6 months, significantly more than the general increase in bone health the researchers had hoped for.

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New Stem Cell Therapy May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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A new, cutting-edge stem therapy is being developed in Cleveland, Ohio which could help victims of spinal cord injuries immediately after injury.

In a video article featured on www.spinalcordinjuryzone.com, the company behind the new therapy is revealed to be?Athersys?- a?clinical-stage, biotechnology outfit who specilaize in?developing new?therapies focused on the treatment of conditions?where clinical need are thus far not met by existing therapies, with a special focus on regenerative medicine.

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Storing Stem Cells of Newborns Can Guarantee Normal Growth of a Child.

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A recent article on Bloomberg Business has highlighted how advancements in technology demonstrates that?storing the stem cells of newborns?can, if the need arises, positively influence the outcome of?future treatments for damaged body parts, regenerating organs and curing cancer.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century, commented “Regenerative and personalized medicine is a growing field, central to which is stem cell research and the ability to store stem cells today to treat ailments in the future. The picture is becoming increasingly clear as time and research progresses, and I strongly encourage parents to embrace the safe storage of?their children’s stem cells, and the younger the better.”

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Stem Cells Hold Key to Developments in Diabetes Treatment

Scientific ResearcherA recent article featured on DiabetesHealth.com has highlighted the increasing realization among researchers and scientists of the huge potential of stem cell therapy in treating multiple illnesses including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Grace Century project partner Provia Laboratories is one of the global leaders in developing technology to store stem cells for future use in research and personalized medicine. Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO and Director of Research said of the article?The key is obvious in solving this puzzle. Stem Cells are the tiny super heroes!?

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Forward-Looking Stem Cells Market Analysis Concurs with Grace Century Strategy

Stem cell researcher preparing a culture dish Funding for stem cell research is expected to grow significantly between now and 2020.

A recent study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. predicts strong global growth for stem cell research between now and 2020. This study appears to validate the strategy and direction Grace Century have been employing with regard to Stem Cell research, Regenerative Medicine and the early-growth investment that exist in this field.

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Stem Cell Research Again Shown To Be Key To Regenerative Medicine

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Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO comments? Every day another brick is?added to the foundation of the regenerative medicine mystery. There is one common thread in all the stories, like the one here?STEM CELLS!??

A recent study carried out by Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical Center once again highlights the importance of stem cells in pioneering new regenerative medicine research which could help with the future treatment of life-threatening liver diseases, possibly even some cancers.

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The Stem Cell Industry is on the rise – never look back!

More incredible news for the stem cell industry!

Stem Cell Research Grace CenturyScientists develop cancer-fighting stem cells in lab

Scientists develop cancer-killing stem cells in lab.

PressTV.com – Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:19AM GMT

Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors.

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