Tag Archives: Cells

Reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that can’t be reached by antiretroviral therapy associated with an important marker of cardiovascular disease risk

The increased risk of cardiovascular disease observed in people with HIV taking effective antiretroviral therapy, even when they have an undetectable viral load, could be down to reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that cannot be reached by current treatments, according to research from San Francisco published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that higher levels of… Read More »

Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »

Can stem cells treat COVID-19?

Niels-Bjarne Woods, a researcher at Lund University in Sweden, has developed lung-specific mesenchymal stem cells to treat inflammation of the lungs and fibrosis. This research now may be the needed breakthrough for treatment of the severe respiratory issues related to COVID-19. If the application to the Swedish Medical Products Agency goes through, a clinical study… Read More »

Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis

Persistent inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a known risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest cancer in the United States. Tuft cells — cells sensitive to chemical (chemosensory) changes typically found in the intestines and respiratory tract — had previously been discovered in the pancreas, but their function has largely remained a… Read More »