Category : News

Home/Archive by Category "News"

Ukrainian scientists at the Institute of Cell Therapy have made significant progress in treating serious complications after COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukrainian scientists have been searching for effective drugs that can save patients’ health, and sometimes their lives.

For two years, based on the extensive experience of using stem cells in the treatment of patients with various diseases, scientists of the Institute of Cell Therapy have conducted dozens of clinical studies, most of which have been successfully completed.

In the third year of the pandemic, we had new successes. Our scientists have made a breakthrough in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome – the life-threatening lung injury caused by COVID-19 via stem cell transplantation.

Continue Reading

Endogenous molecule protects from life-threatening complications after stem-cell transplantation

Acute Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a life-threatening complication after leukemia treatment with allogeneic stem cell transplantation, i.e. the transplantation of cells from another person. GvHD occurs when the transplanted immune cells are overly active and damage the receiving patient’s healthy tissue. Researchers from the University Medical Center Freiburg and the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS of the University of Freiburg found that an endogenous molecule can mitigate this misdirected immune response.

Continue Reading

A consistent lack of sleep negatively impacts immune stem cells, increasing risk of inflammatory disorders and heart disease

Chronic, insufficient sleep can negatively affect immune cells, which may lead to inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. More specifically, consistently losing an hour and a half of sleep a night potentially increases the risk. The study also shows catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse possible negative effects on cellular level.

Continue Reading

Hyaluranic acid, a naturally occurring compound, awakens stem cells to repair damaged muscle

A new study published in the journal Science reveals a unique form of cell communication that controls muscle repair. In damaged muscle, stem cells must work together with immune cells to complete the repair process, yet how these cells coordinate to ensure the efficient removal of dead tissue before making new muscle fibers has remained unknown. The scientists have now shown that a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is used in cosmetics and injections for osteoarthritis, is the key molecule that manages this fundamental interaction.

Continue Reading

Stem cell transplantation for AL amyloidosis leads to long-term survival and possible cure in selected patients

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that HDM/SCT produces prolonged survival with improved safety in patients with AL amyloidosis. Additionally, they have for the first time developed a predictive score to assess event free survival following stem cell transplantation. Event-free survival is defined as the time between stem cell transplantation and initiation of next line of therapy or death, whichever occurs first.

Continue Reading