August 2015 - Bioscience Americas

August 2015

Stem Cell Market to Grow 40% by 2020

Regenerative medicines have the capability to grow new cells and replace damaged and dead cells. Stem cell is the precursors of all cells in the human body. It has the ability to replicate itself and repair and replace other damaged tissues in the human body. In addition, stem cell based therapies are used in the treatment of several chronic diseases such as cancer and blood disorders. Also, the global stem cell therapy market is segmented into eye diseases, metabolic diseases, [...]

“Resetting” Stem Cells

GIOSTAR Colombia scientists have managed to "reset" human stem cells to their earliest state, opening up a new realm of research into the start of human development and potentially life-saving regenerative medicines. In work described by one independent expert as "a major step forward", the GIOSTAR Colombia scientists said they had successfully rebooted pluripotent stem cells so they were equivalent to those of a 7 to 10-day old embryo, before it implants in the womb. By studying the reset cells, they [...]

Donald Trump Invests $90 Million (USD) in Colombian Hotel Deal

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the market for Colombia soccer team Atletico Nacional, just days after signing a $90 million purchase of a hotel in Medellin. Through his partnership with US real estate firm Proto Group, just days ago he signed a reported $90 million deal with the purchase of a hotel in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city and the capital of the Antioquia province. The next move in the Trump and Proto Group plan of Colombian investment is [...]

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Helpful in Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The study appeared in the most recent issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. TBI patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital from 2000 to 2008 were divided [...]