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Embryo stem cell therapy brings hope to those with incurable diseases


June 10th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Simran Kaur, 42, was suffering from cerebellar ataxias, a rare genetic disorder, which left her wheelchair bound, incontinent, with slurred speech and no chances of ... Read more...

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Americans flocking to India for stem cell therapy


May 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A growing number of Americans are travelling to India to seek treatment for rare diseases through India's experimental embryonic stem cell therapy, according to an investigative ... Read more...

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Night blindness cured in mice with special cells


April 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) British scientists have shown for the first time that transplanting special cells into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their night vision, an experiment ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... 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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London hospital to do Europe’s first embryonic stem cell trial


September 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Doctors here will carry out Europe's first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells, BBC reported.Surgeons at Moorfields Eye hospital in London have been given the ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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New technique converts skin cells into brain cells


June 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) It is now possible to reprogramme mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, bypassing the stem cell stage, a new breakthrough has shown.Lund University's ... Read more...

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Flatworm regenerates new body from single cell


May 13th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) A single adult cell from one of the most impressive masters of regeneration in the animal kingdom - the planarian - is all it takes to ... Read more...

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Research may pave way for new regenerative therapies


May 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): A team of researchers are working on methods to grow mature tissue substitutes from stem cells that have been extracted from human fat samples.Stem cells extracted from body ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood stem cells can treat many ailments


May 4th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Menstrual blood has long been discarded as unsanitary and waste, but now stem cells from this very source can be stored and used for treating ... Read more...

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Stem cell regulations shouldn’t stifle research: Indian experts


April 21st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) India is mulling measures to regulate research in the therapeutic use of human embryonic stem cells - a field that offers promise for curing brain, nerve ... Read more...

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Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

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Hope for infertile men as scientists grow test-tube sperm


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Japanese scientists have accomplished a feat thought to be impossible - for the first time, they have produced fertile mammalian sperm in a test tube.The technique holds significant ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that arrests cancer-spreading enzyme


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas have discovered a protein that arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer.They also found that the same deactivation of the ... Read more...

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Scientists turn stem cells into intestinal tissue for the first time


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): For the first time ever, Cincinnati researchers have created functioning human intestinal tissue in the laboratory from pluripotent stem cells.The researchers said that their findings will open the ... Read more...

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Drug, cosmetics firms back plan to end animal testing


November 28th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Major drug and cosmetics companies have backed a plan to eliminate animal testing in favour of more humane approaches. Experts from companies like drug giants AstraZeneca, Procter ... Read more...

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Stem cells for curing blindness ready for tests


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A revolutionary technique that could restore sight to the blind and prevent others from losing theirs is to be tested on people for the first time.Researchers have given ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy could ‘help the blind see within 6 weeks’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Stem cells derived from spare IVF embryos left over from fertility treatment could help blind patients see within six weeks, according to a new study.The US Food 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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New technology simplifies embryonic stem cell culturing


November 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have unveiled an inexpensive system that simplifies culturing human embryonic stem cells."It's a technology that anyone can use. It's ... Read more...

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Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception.It was previously thought that microglia ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ cigarettes more toxic than regular ones: Study


October 21st, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) 'Safe' cigarettes, supposed to have lower levels of nicotine than conventional ones, may be even more harmful, a study says. Stem cell scientists at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Harm reduction ciggies ‘more harmful than conventional brands’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that 'harm reduction cigarettes', marketed by tobacco companies as safer than conventional brands, could in fact, be more harmful.Harm reduction cigarettes are made ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists first to discover important genes in human stem cells


October 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered the most important genes in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a crucial breakthrough in discovering how human stem cells work. ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could replace hip, knee surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A simple treatment that could end the need for painful hip and knee replacements is being developed by British scientists.Within 10 years, damaged joints could be rejuvenated by ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could spell the end for hip replacement surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The day is not far when painful hip and knee replacement surgeries would be history, for British scientists are developing a treatment wherein damaged joints could be rejuvenated ... Read more...

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Sex in space is a bad idea, find Oz scientists


October 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that babies would not develop properly in outer space.Embryonic stem cells behave very differently outside the pull of Earth's gravity, researchers suggest-a finding ... Read more...

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Paralysed patient gets stem cells to walk again


October 12th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A paralysed patient has become the first person to receive a shot of human embryonic stem cells to help him walk again.Doctors believe stem cells will help nerves ... Read more...

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Paralysed patient becomes world’s first to get stem cell therapy


October 12th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to treat a paralysed patient in a study described as the "dawn" of a new age of ... Read more...

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New hope for restoring vision in the blind


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully translated retinal cone cells, vital for colour vision, into blind mice.Four years ago, the same research team transplanted rod cells, used in night vision.The ... Read more...

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US lawmaker demands reversal of embryonic stem cell research ban


August 28th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 28 (ANI): A member of the US Congress Steve Israel has challenged his colleagues to pass legislation to reverse a recent federal court decision that brought embryonic stem cell ... Read more...

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Natural lung material can be used to engineer lung tissue from stem cells


August 20th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have successfully used cell-depleted lung as a natural growth matrix for generating new rat lung from embryonic stem cells.Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) ... Read more...

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