Category Archives: Stem Cells

Same-gender couples could create babies via stem cells

Researchers from Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science are claiming a stem cell research breakthrough that would allow a baby to be created from the skin cells from two adults, no matter their gender. This potentially allows for … Continue reading

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Regenerative medicine today

David Warburton’s Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine offers insights into key concepts and new developments by Jennifer Jing January 23, 2015 From offering new cancer-fighting options to re-growing damaged organs and nerves, regenerative techniques have a use in … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s stem cell ‘breakthrough’

Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease, according to scientists in Sweden. They said their study on rats heralded a “huge breakthrough” towards developing effective treatments. There is no cure for … Continue reading

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Stem cells show promise for stroke in pilot study

A stroke therapy using stem cells extracted from patients’ bone marrow has shown promising results in the first trial of its kind in humans. Five patients received the treatment in a pilot study conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare … Continue reading

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Why people over 60 are prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies

Newswise — There’s a good reason people over 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation. The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and a UC San Francisco … Continue reading

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Stem cells can be turned into blood in the lab

MADISON, Wis. — The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led … Continue reading

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Mice with MS-like condition walk again after human stem cell treatment

Newswise — (SALT LAKE CITY) - Mice severely disabled by a multiple sclerosis (MS) – like condition could walk less than two weeks following treatment with human stem cells. The finding, which uncovers new avenues for treating MS, will be … Continue reading

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Patient stem cells used to make ‘heart disease-on-a-chip’

Cambridge, MA—Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and ‘organ-on-a-chip’ technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease. The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is … Continue reading

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How to make insulin-producing cells from gut cells

Stem cells and insulin: our other articles PHILADELPHIA — Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these … Continue reading

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The stem cell breakthrough that will allow faster, easier scientist access

A team of engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a process to improve the creation of synthetic neural stem cells for use in central nervous system research. The process, outlined in a paper published in Stem Cells last … Continue reading

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Why plants usually live longer then animals

Ghent, 24 October –Stem cells are crucial for the continuous generation of new cells. Although the importance of stem cells in fuelling plant growth and development still many questions on their tight molecular control remain unanswered. Plant researchers at VIB … Continue reading

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Ginkgo biloba and stem cells: new research

A ginkgo biloba extract promotes proliferation of endogenous neural stem cells Neural stem cells proliferate in the subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult mammals. However, the number of endogenous neural stem cells is insufficient to prevent cerebral ischemia/reperfusion … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes patients transplanted with own bone marrow stem cells reduces insulin use

Putnam Valley, NY. (June 28 2013) –A study carried out in India examining the safety and efficacy of self-donated (autologous), transplanted bone marrow stem cells in patients with type 2 diabetes (TD2M), has found that patients receiving the transplants, when … Continue reading

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