NEWS

Latest in Stem Cell Research

  • The treatment uses the patient’s own stem cells extracted from a sample of their bone marrow. They’re multiplied and matured to make them behave more like brain cells, then injected back into the patient where the cells help repair the brain and spinal cord. Researchers hope the treatment can decrease brain inflammation that causes worsening […]

    Read more
  • Researchers at the Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC) are studying T cells from the umbilical cord blood of healthy newborn babies. The T cells from newborn babies are unique in that they have very strong T regulatory capacity in order to provide immune tolerance between the baby and the mother during pregnancy.   The CCBC […]

    Read more
  • An Edmonton woman appears to be the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell disease through a stem cell transplant, giving her hope of a new life without the life-threatening and painful disease. Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition in which the body’s normally round red blood cells become sticky and […]

    Read more
  • Cleft lip and palate are among the most common congenital birth defects (CDC).  Between the fourth and ninth weeks of pregnancy, tissues from each side of the head grow toward the center and join together to make the face. A baby can be born with a cleft lip or palate if the tissues that compose […]

    Read more
  • Gracie has autism, a condition that affected nearly every aspect of her family’s life after she was diagnosed at 2. But a new study is offering hope for the Gregorys and families like them.   Gracie was one of 25 children who took part in the first-of-its-kind study at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. […]

    Read more
  • Researchers have identified a set of molecular ‘flags’ that are present on the surface of human stem cells. Stem cells are cells that have the potential to differentiate into a variety of specialised cells. By recognising the flags, researchers can now accurately track and investigate stem cells as the cells transition between different states. This […]

    Read more
  • Scientists working at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant recently published their research in the journal Nature. They’ve shown that a virtually unlimited blood supply can be achieved through a process of “immortalizing” stem cells at an early stage. Previously, researchers have been able to synthesize blood by isolating a type of […]

    Read more
  • Lead researcher Dr. Martha Haahr, of Odense University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues found that within 6 months of the procedure, 8 of the 21 men treated were able to engage in spontaneous sexual intercourse. The researchers recently presented their findings at EAU17 – the European Association of Urology’s annual conference – held in London […]

    Read more
  • A young Aussie researcher is using stem cells that emit a light signal in order to track their fate in real time once injected in the body. Richard Tan, a PhD student from the Heart Research Institute, in Sydney, has developed these so called “bioluminescent” stem cells as a non-invasive way to give scientists immediate […]

    Read more
  • A multiple sclerosis treatment which “resets” the immune system has been found to “freeze” progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists. A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening of their condition for five years. The […]

    Read more
  • Humans have about 15,000 inner ear-hair cells, each one picking up sound vibrations, converting them to electric signals and sending them to the brain for processing. Over time, loud noise, medications and old age combine to kill these cells — and their microscopic hairs called stereocilia — which leads to hearing loss. Unlike other animals, […]

    Read more
  • A Sydney toddler whose umbilical cord blood was stored to help treat her sister’s Type 1 diabetes has had it reinfused after showing signs of the disease herself. Lucy Hinchion, aged 20 months, on Friday became the youngest child in the world to receive her own cord blood to help prevent or delay the chronic […]

    Read more
1 2 3 4 6