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Studies from University College London Add New Findings in the Area of Stem Cells (Stem cell therapy for knee ligament, articular cartilage and...

August 25, 2014



Studies from University College London Add New Findings in the Area of Stem Cells (Stem cell therapy for knee ligament, articular cartilage and meniscal injuries)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Researchers detail new data in Stem Cell Research. According to news originating from Stanmore, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Knee injuries involving ligament, articular cartilage and meniscus are common. The capacity for regeneration and repair of these tissues is limited due to their poor vascularity."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University College London, "Autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation has the potential to stimulate healing of these tissues. A number of preclinical studies of stem cell therapy for repair of these injuries have produced promising results. Further clinical trials are needed to test the efficacy of this technique."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This paper reviews the development strategies, advances and clinical applications of stem cell therapies that are applicable to knee ligament, articular cartilage and meniscal injuries."

For more information on this research see: Stem cell therapy for knee ligament, articular cartilage and meniscal injuries. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2013;8(6):422-8. (Bentham Science Publishers - www.benthamscience.com; Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy - www.benthamscience.com/cscrt/index.htm)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from E. Ong, University College London, Institute of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, UK. Additional authors for this research include M. Chimutengwende-Gordon and W. Khan (see also Stem Cell Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Europe, Stanmore, Cell Therapy, United Kingdom, Biological Therapy, Stem Cell Research.

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Source: Clinical Trials Week


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