adult stem cells

Hope for baldness cure


April 30th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, The Independent reported Monday.Scientists ... Read more...

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Bad breath chemical converts dental pulp into liver cells


February 27th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 27 (IANS) A compound that gives the mouth its bad breadth or halitosis, can also help tweak stem cells from human dental pulp into liver cells, a study ... Read more...

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Eye rich source of flexible adult stem cells


January 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Patients need not look any further than their own eyes to obtain perfectly matched neural (nerve) stem cells, say scientists. Researchers have identified adult stem cells ... Read more...

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New hope for cardiac attack victims


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) A new population of adult stem cells unearthed in the heart could potentially open the way to regeneration of heart muscles in cardiac attack victims.Richard Harvey, ... Read more...

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Intestinal stem cells can increase gut size


October 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Adult stem cells can reshape our organs to keep up with bodily changes, a finding that potentially paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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Human stem cells from fat tissue successfully fuse with rat heart cells and beat


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with muscle cells from rat hearts.And, not only did these cells 'talk' to form new ... Read more...

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Nasal stem cells could tackle childhood hearing problems


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Patients suffering from hearing problems, which began during infancy and childhood, could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose, scientists in Australia have found.The research ... Read more...

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Dividing stem cells found to play crucial role spread of tumours


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that stem cells frequently play a crucial role in the spread of tumours and that if they can develop drugs to deactivate them, it would ... Read more...

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Stem cells from testicles could offer diabetes treatment


December 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): It may soon be possible for men with type 1 diabetes to use stem cells from their testicles to replace their damaged insulin-secreting beta islet cells, say US ... Read more...

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Men with type-1 diabetes could ‘grow their own transplant’


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that men with type 1 diabetes may now be able to grow their own insulin-producing cells from their testicular tissue.The study at the ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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Nicotine exposure in pregnancy ‘puts offspring at learning disabilities risk’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new research in rats has found that exposure to nicotine during pregnancy leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and a change in synaptic plasticity in ... Read more...

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Arjun Deb gets Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators


December 1st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Arjun Deb of Indian origin has been awarded the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators.Deb is an assistant professor of medicine ... Read more...

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Rare disease ‘paves way for creating stem cells’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard researchers have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back ... Read more...

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Stem cells from belly fat can help heart patients


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Stem cells extracted from waist fat can help heart attack patients recoup from damage to the organ.Scientists injected such stem cells into the hearts of coronary patients and ... Read more...

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New findings could lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): University of Cambridge scientists have discovered the origin of a unique type of cell, which can support regeneration in the central nervous system.Their findings have raised the possibility ... Read more...

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Oz scientists open new window on brain by investigating nose stem cells


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that stem cells picked from deep within the nose are similar to the ones found in the brain.Research team of the Griffith University ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells that do not age created


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture.The discovery could speed development of ... Read more...

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First trial of bone-marrow stem cells for heart attack proves safe


September 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists found that the first randomized, placebo-controlled U.S. clinical trial to assess the use of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMC) in patients after a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; ... Read more...

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New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

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Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on blood stem cell, leukemia link


August 17th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have found at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.Their finding also ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ adult stem cells repair heart in ‘landmark work’


August 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): In what is being touted as "landmark work", researchers at Mayo Clinic with Belgian collaborators have demonstrated that rationally "guided" human adult stem cells can effectively heal, repair ... Read more...

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Protein that controls liver stem cells, prevents tumor development found


August 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that a protein known to be involved in a rare hereditary cancer syndrome may have a role in the regulation of liver stem cells and ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Transplanted adult stem cells could heal injured hearts


May 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a study on mouse model, scientists found that human adult stem cells injected around the damage caused by a heart attack survived in the heart and improved ... Read more...

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Endometrial stem cells could repair Parkinson’s related brain cell damage


May 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers found that stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease, according to Yale School ... Read more...

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Vatican Gives Its Support To Adult Stem Cell Research


April 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Rome, Apr 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has pledged its support to adult stem cell research which would be instrumental in the treatment of intestinal diseases as well as a ... Read more...

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Worms may harbour human limb regeneration secrets


April 24th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24(ANI): Regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues may soon be a reality, as scientists have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own ... Read more...

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Modified adult stem cells may help patients with spinal cord injury


February 25th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Transplanting genetically modified adult stem cells into an injured spinal cord can help restore the electrical pathways associated with movement, a new study in rats has shown.In spinal ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells may mend broken hearts


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Adult stem cells could help repair heart tissue damaged by heart attack, reveals a new study.According to results from the Phase I study, stem cells from donor ... Read more...

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Stem cells in breast milk could fulfil baby’s ‘genetic destiny’


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new research has found three different types of stem cells in breast milk which may be the reason why mother's milk is deemed best for babies.Dr Mark ... Read more...

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Your own stem cells can treat cardiac disease


November 18th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of subjects with severe angina lessens pain and improves walking ability. These findings are the result ... Read more...

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Acute lung injury? Stem cell therapy may help


October 30th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Researchers have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can prevent acute lung injury in a mouse model of the disease. The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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