Stem cells

Growing Dental Implants in Place

Growing Dental Implants in Place

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City have developed a method of growing dental implants in place using stem cells. The process can result in a fully formed replacement tooth in less than nine weeks from initial ...

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Human Stem Cells Fixed Mice’s Brains

A research team from Rochester University in New York lead by Steven Goldman has successfully injected human brain stem cells into mice suffering from lack of myelin and cured them. The mice, showing symptoms like shivering and early death, had ...

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Induced Stem-Cells for Gene Therapy

Induced Stem-Cells for Gene Therapy

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham succeeded in using induced stem-cells for gene therapy for the first time. The scientists used cells taken from the tip of a sickle-cell model mouse’s ...

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The Miracle of Spontaneous Blood-Type Switch

The Australian teenager Demi-Lee Brennan has become the first known transplant patient to switch blood groups – at estimated odds of one in six billion. Her blood type spontaneously changed from O-negative to O-positive following a liver transplant, after her ...

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Stems of Hope for Treating Incurable Diseases

Two Professors at the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem have succeeded in improving the condition of MS and ALS patients by using stem cells transplants. The researchers extracted stem cells from each patient’s bone marrow, cultured them, and then injected ...

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2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine

2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be shared by Oliver Smithies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA,, Mario R. Capecchi from the University of Utah and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Salt Lake ...

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Stem Cells to Rebuild Heart Tissue

Stem Cells to Rebuild Heart Tissue

Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent cells, cells that can transform and become any other cell in the body, and for this reason they can be used to heal or strengthen any human tissue. However, so far scientists have had difficulties ...

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Shedding Light on Blindness

Shedding Light on Blindness

Stem cells are at the forefront of medical research and incite some of the most controversial ethical and religious debates worldwide. While regarded by many top scientists as the Holy Grail of medicine, others consider embryonic stem-cell research sacrilegious. Recent ...

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