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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... Read more...

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Kidney cells could help do away with transplants


July 28th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 28 (IANS) Around 60 million people worldwide have chronic kidney disease and many need dialysis or transplants. But thanks to a vital breakthrough, patients' own kidney cells collected ... Read more...

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Blind man’s sight restored after 55 years


June 18th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 18 (IANS) A man in New York, who was blind in one eye for 55 years, has got his sight back.The patient - now 63 - was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stem cell transplants show promise for patients with kidney problems


February 15th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells derived from fat cells could be useful in tissue reconstruction


December 24th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that stem cells derived from adipose (fat) cells could be used in plastic surgery and tissue reconstruction.A team of researchers from several institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins find first common gene for congenital heart disease


May 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease has been found by researchers.Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New breakthrough in stem cell research offers hope to heart patients


April 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Veins left over from lifesaving bypass surgery could yield "master" cells to help treat future heart problems, according to scientists at University of Bristol.The researchers extracted stem cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Immune cells that fight parasites but cause allergies, asthma identified


March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): While studying how the immune system operates, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine discovered a previously unidentified cell population that may be the body's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone marrow can harbour HIV-infected cells


March 9th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan have identified a new reservoir for hidden HIV-infected cells that can serve as a factory for new infections.The findings indicate a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans may one day be able to regrow organs and limbs


February 20th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 20 (ANI): A breakthrough research by an Indian-origin Kiwi scientist may soon enable humans to regrow parts of their body in the same way some amphibians do.Vishal Bhasin, a former ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Infusion of bone marrow cells may reduce second heart attack risk


December 9th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that cells from heart attack survivors' own bone marrow reduced the risk of death or another heart attack when infused into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

Stem cell therapy holds promise for acute lung injury


October 29th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-carb diets may cause atherosclerosis, impaired blood vessel growth


August 25th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): While low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have been known to help individuals to lose weight rapidly, researchers have now found that such diets may lead to atherosclerosis and impaired blood vessel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cancer vaccines lead to long-term survival for skin cancer patients


July 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown that patient-specific cancer vaccines can lead to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma, whose disease had been minimized by other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene key to maintaining embryonic stem cells’ pluripotent state identified


July 9th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco claim to have identified a gene crucial to maintaining embryonic stem cells' all-purpose, pluripotent state.The researchers say that their finding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zebrafish model helps scientists identify molecule that regulates heart size


July 6th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers say that their experiments on zebrafish have identified an enzyme inhibitor that enables the creature to increase the number of cardiac progenitor cells, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Light touch does depend on Merkel cells, confirms study


June 19th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): An American study has confirmed that light touch-the sense that lets musicians find the right notes on a keyboard, a seamstress revel in the feel of cool silk, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover mechanism that may help fight birth defects


June 10th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): In what may offer clues to birth defects, scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have shown that retinoic acid-a metabolite produced from vitamin A (retinol)-controls the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Scientists isolate early heart muscle cells from mice


May 30th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute claim that they have isolated such embryonic stem cells from mice as are capable of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Embryo’s heartbeat triggers blood stem cell formation


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that heartbeat and blood circulation play key role in the formation of blood cells in embryos.The finding might provide an answer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify molecule that prompts damaged heart to repair itself


April 11th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have identified a molecule that prompts damaged heart cells to repair themselves after a heart attack.The research team led by Drs. J. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells


March 31st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Type 2 diabetes linked to signalling pathway behind pancreatic development


February 13th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 13 (ANI): A group of stem cell researchers from the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have found that type ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Master gene behind blood vessel development identified


February 5th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers from University of Minnesota have identified the master gene behind blood vessel development.They hope that the new discovery will lead to improve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Smart scaffolds’ likely to heal broken hearts


January 14th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 14 (IANS) New treatments are being developed that heal broken hearts or muscle loss by prompting the the body to repair damaged tissues. Canadian researchers, for the first time, have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, ‘’smart scaffolds” to mend broken hearts


January 13th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Canadian scientists have created ''smart scaffolds'' that can help the human body to repair broken heart tissues rather than just aid people to live with the weakened ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone marrow-derived stem cells may offer treatment for skin disorder


December 5th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that stem cells from bone marrow may act as a novel therapeutic option to treat a disease called epidermolysis bullosa ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Stem cell heart surgery may spell the end for transplantation


December 4th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new technique that can rebuild a severely damaged heart, and one day, might replace the need for transplantation.Researchers at Imperial College London ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Retinal cell regeneration in mice offers macular degeneration treatment hope


November 25th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): University of Washington (UW) researchers say that it is possible to stimulate the regeneration of inner nerve cells in a damaged mammalian retina, the area at the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Concentrated stem cells directly injected into patient’’s heart in new clinical trial


November 21st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): For the first time, surgeons at the Methodist Hospital in Houston have injected highly-concentrated stem cells directly into a patient''s heart, providing an intense, direct hit on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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