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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Human stem cells successfully used to treat Parkinson’s in rodents


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), researchers at the Buck Institute for Age Research have successfully treated rodents afflicted with Parkinson's Disease (PD).The research, which validates a ... Read more...

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Brain regulatory gene identified


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development. The human brain is a marvel of nature with more than 100 billion ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene regulating human brain development


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a single gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in stem cell culture, holds hope for cures


June 1st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal proteins, paving the way for harvesting large quantities ... Read more...

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Scientists create retina from human embryonic stem cells


May 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells. The complex tissue structure ... Read more...

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Retina from human embryonic stem cells created


May 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): An eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells has been created by UC Irvine scientists.The scientific breakthrough is the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made ... Read more...

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Mystery of fragile stem cells solved


April 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the laboratory has been solved by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.The groundbreaking ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy may help restore sight in retinitis pigmentosa sufferers


February 25th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully used mouse embryonic stem cells to replace diseased retinal cells and restore sight in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa.According to the research team ... Read more...

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Boffins map epigenome of human stem cells during development


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have shown, through a map, how the human genome is modified during embryonic development.The study ... Read more...

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New stem cell therapy may help heal acute lung injury


February 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): An experimental treatment involving transplantable lung cells has shown promise in healing acute lung injury, say researchers.The lung cells were derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).The study ... Read more...

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New way to genetically modify human embryonic stem cells developed


January 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): U.S. scientists say a new way of genetically modifying human embryonic stem cells would enable rapid development of stem cell lines that could be used for research into ... Read more...

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US approves use of human embryonic stem cells


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US has approved the use of first 13 human embryonic stem cells in the country. The NIH-funded research for this purpose ... Read more...

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Human skin grown from stem cells can help burns victims


November 20th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new method of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin could help serious burns victims, according to French researchers.The researchers have claimed that the stem ... Read more...

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Scientists create lung tissue from human embryonic stem cells


November 5th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Free University of Brussels, Belgium have successfully created lung tissue with human embryonic stem cells.The new discovery would provide an alternative to ... Read more...

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Artificial sperm and eggs ‘just 5 years away’


October 29th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): In a revolutionary discovery, researchers have successfully transformed human embryonic stem cells into germ cells, the embryonic cells that ultimately give rise to sperm and eggs.The breakthrough ... Read more...

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Disgraced South Korean cloning researcher found guilty


October 26th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 26 (DPA) The South Korean scientist initially hailed as a cloning pioneer and national hero until an investigation found some faked research in cloning human embryonic stem cells was convicted ... Read more...

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Now, broken knees can be mended by growing cartilage from stem cells


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): People who have damaged their knee joints can get them repaired with new cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, according to a study at the UC ... Read more...

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The first complete human epigenome mapped


October 15th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute have released the first study that maps a human epigenome, showing how the genome is regulated in developed cells.The study is the ... Read more...

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Human embryonic stem cells offer new hope for people with retinal degeneration


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have successfully used cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to reverse retinal degeneration in an animal model, offering new hope that a cure for the ... Read more...

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Stem cells linked to bone density loss in astronauts


September 29th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists from University of New South Wales in Sydney claim to have found the reason why long-term exposure to microgravity causes loss of bone density and muscle wasting ... Read more...

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Scientists engineer stem cells to turn into red blood cells


August 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 26 (IANS) Stem cell scientists have modified a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line to glow red when they become red blood cells. The modified hESC line, ErythRED, opens the ... Read more...

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Artificial red blood cells a step closer


August 24th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.The breakthrough is seen as the ... Read more...

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