Volume 2.33 | Sep 2

Cord Blood News 2.33, September 2, 2010.
In this issue: Science News  |  Current Publications  |  Industry News  |  Policy News  |  Events



CURRENT PUBLICATIONS (Ranked by Impact Factor of the Journal)

Prospective Evaluation of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation From Matched Related and Matched Unrelated Donors in Younger Adults With High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia: German-Austrian Trial AMLHD98A
The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation from matched related donors and matched unrelated donors on outcome in high-risk patients with acute myeloid leukemia within a prospective multicenter treatment trial. [J Clin Oncol]

Human Umbilical Cord Blood–Derived Endothelial Cells Reendothelialize Vein Grafts and Prevent Thrombosis
The objective of this study was to accelerate vein graft endothelialization and reduce vein graft thrombosis with human umbilical cord blood–derived endothelial cells because loss of endothelium contributes to vein graft thrombosis and neointimal hyperplasia. [Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol]

DLK-1 as a Marker to Distinguish Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells and Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Cord Blood
Here scientists demonstrate that the expression of genes and the differentiation toward the adipogenic lineage can discriminate between cord blood mesenchymal stromal cells and unrestricted somatic stem cells. [Stem Cells Dev]

Therapeutic Effects of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in Experimental Lupus Nephritis
Researchers investigated whether human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation is useful in alleviating lupus nephritis in a murine model. [Cell Transplant]

Acquisition of G0 State by CD34-Positive Cord Blood Cells After Bone Marrow Transplantation
Behavioral changes of hematopoietic stem cells in their cell cycle and oxygenation state during and after bone marrow engraftment may provide insights into hematopoietic stem cell regulation, mediating the improvement of clinical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation protocols and the eradication of leukemia stem cells. [Exp Hematol]

Stem Cell-Like Properties of Human Umbilical Cord Lining Epithelial Cells and the Potential for Epidermal Reconstitution
Investigators are currently looking at the potential of human umbilical cord lining cells as a source of epithelial stem cells with appropriate differentiation capacity for potential epidermal reconstitution. [Cytotherapy]

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Cord Blood America Offers $50,000 Guarantee That Stem Cells It Stores Will Engraft in Transplant Procedure
Cord Blood America, Inc. announced a $50,000 Quality Service Guarantee. [Cord Blood America, Inc. Press Release]

Cord Blood America CEO Updates Investors on Financial Developments and Stem Cell News in Interview
Cord Blood America, Inc. announced that CEO Matt Schissler was interviewed recently by Tom Allinder of InBoundMarketingPR. [Cord Blood America, Inc. Press Release]

Cryo-Save Group Half Year Results 2010
Cryo-Save Group N.V. has published its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010. [Cryo-Save Group N.V. Press Release]

Thermogenesis Announces Sale of BioArchive Systems in Asia as Company Increases Presence in Key Market
ThermoGenesis Corp. said it has sold two BioArchive® Systems to HealthBanks Biotech Company, Ltd. [Thermogenesis Corp. Press Release]

Pluristem’s Placenta Derived Cells Chosen by European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program Study for Treatment of Diastolic Heart Failure (DHF) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. announced that its PLX cell therapy product was selected as the only cell therapy product candidate to enter into a study seeking treatments for diastolic heart failure in the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program. [Pluristem Therapeutics Press Release]

Health Bank Appoints Top US Scientist as Director
Virgin Health Bank has appointed a top American cord blood banking and cellular therapy scientist as director of operations. [Gulf Times Press Release]




POLICY NEWS

NIH Orders Immediate Shutdown of Intramural Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Responding to a court order, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ordered intramural researchers studying human embryonic stem cells to shut down their experiments. [National Institutes of Health, United States]

Obama Administration Appeals Stem Cell Injunction
The Obama administration appealed a ruling that blocked federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and asked the judge who issued the injunction to put it on hold pending the appeal. [Obama Administration, United States]

NIH Asks Judge to Suspend Stem Cell Research Injunction
Warning of a “devastating impact” on ongoing research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked a federal court to stay a preliminary injunction that last week forced NIH to suspend future grant payments to study human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and shut down its in-house research on hESCs. [National Institutes of Health, United States]

NIH Director’s Response to Stem Cell Injunction [National Institutes of Health, United States]

National Center for Research Resources; Notice of Closed Meeting (FR Doc. 2010-21280) [National Institutes of Health, United States]

National Cancer Institute’s Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources (FR Doc. 2010-20872) [National Institutes of Health, United States]

Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies — The $1000 Genome (SBIR [R43/R44]) (RFA-HG-10-014) [National Institutes of Health, United States]

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting [FR Doc. 2010-20857] [National Institutes of Health, United States]

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting [FR Doc. 202010-21526] [National Institutes of Health, United States]

Food and Drug Administration Clinical Trial Requirements, Regulations, Compliance, and Good Clinical Practice; Public Workshop [FR Doc. 2010-20834] [Food and Drug Administration, United States]




EVENTS (Listed by Date)

International Society for Cellular Therapy – Europe 2nd Regional Meeting
September 11-14, 2010
Belgirate, Italy

Stem Cells USA & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2010
September 13-15, 2010
Philadelphia, United States

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) – Asia Pacific 2010
September 15-17, 2010
Sydney, Australia

International Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH) 2010 Meeting
September 15-18, 2010
Melbourne, Australia

Cellular Therapy of Cancer Symposium – ATTACK Project Meeting
September 24-27, 2010
Montpellier, France

International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer (ISCGT) Congress
September 27-29, 2010
Doha, Qatar

5th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Stem Cell Research
September 30-October 2, 2010
Lübeck, Germany

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Meeting & Cellular Therapy and Transfusion Medicine Expo (CTTXPO) 2010
October 9-12, 2010
Baltimore, United States

Institute for Genomic Medicine Inaugural Symposium
October 11-12, 2010
San Diego, United States

5th Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
October 12-13, 2010
New York City, United States

Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium Leipzig 2010
October 29-30, 2010
Leipzig, Germany

BioMalaysia 2010 Conference and Exhibition
November 2-4, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

World Cord Blood Congress
November 4-7, 2010
Marseille, France

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Stem Cells in Drug Discovery and Development
November 8-9, 2010
San Diego, United States


Select Biosciences 2nd International Forum on Stem Cells (2010 IFSC)
November 12-13, 2010
Tianjin, China

The 16th International Conference of the International Society of Differentiation: From Stem Cells to Organisms
November 15-18, 2010
Nara, Japan

Stem Cell Network’s 10th Annual Scientific Meeting
November, 22-24, 2010
Calgary, Alberta

52nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition
December 4-7, 2010
Orlando, United States

Select Biosciences 5th Annual Stem Cells World Congress
January 24-25, 2011
San Diego, United States

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