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Urals foetuses could be linked to scientific research


July 26th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of human foetuses discovered earlier this week in a forest in Russia's Urals region were possibly intended for use in scientific research, police have ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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‘Jungle Raj’ in stem cell research: Official


December 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) A 'Jungle Raj' has been prevailing in the country regarding research on stem cell therapy and the government will ensure a proper structure where there is ... Read more...

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Stem-cell treatment helps American see again, view Taj Mahal


December 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Seven years after he lost his sight following acute illness, it was no less than a miracle for 62-year-old Carl Stevens when he was able ... 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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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...

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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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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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Pawlenty becomes first GOP 2012 Presidential contender to announce intention to run


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has become the first Republican to openly declare his intentions of running for the 2012 presidential elections, in a video posted to ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting agent can be used to diagnose fatal genetic diseases


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that a protein involved in blood clotting can be used to diagnose and subsequently monitor the treatment of a group ... Read more...

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Pill to repair damaged hearts ‘just 5 years away’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A major research programme involving experts in Scotland has suggested that a pill to repair damaged hearts could be a reality in as little as five years.Researchers are ... Read more...

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China ‘on verge of stem cell breakthrough’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): China is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough in stem cell research, says a top scientist in the field.Zhou Qi, chief scientist with the stem cell ... Read more...

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Mums’ stem cells could be key to treating genetic disease before birth


January 19th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): UCSF researchers, through a series of mouse model experiments, have determined that a mother's immune response prevents a fetus from accepting transplanted blood stem cells, and yet this ... Read more...

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Mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells discovered


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California have found a protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or ... Read more...

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Soya beans could be an effective treatment for fatal childhood disease


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A naturally occurring chemical found in soy could prove to be an effective new treatment for a fatal genetic disease that affects children, according to University of Manchester ... Read more...

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Stem cell research on treating diabetes still on: Experts


November 19th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stem cell therapy for treating diabetes is still not adequate enough to combat the disease and research on this is still on, experts said Friday."The therapy is ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to ‘extend your life by 10 yrs’!


November 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): A Harvard Medical School professor believes that the day is not far when just popping a pill could make you live longer and healthier.Associate Professor of Pathology David ... Read more...

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Human Skin Can Be Turned Into Blood, Study Says


November 8th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McMaster University in Hamilton has come up with a very useful research program that can save a number of patients from any kind of fatal blood ... Read more...

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Milestones in the life and presidency of Obama


November 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Milestones in the life and presidency of US President Barack Obama who will be in India Nov 6-9:Aug 4, 1961: Barack Obama is born to Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Clues to brain disorders in your nose


October 29th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Olfactory stem cells, obtained from a patient's nose, can provide vital clues about brain disorders like schizophrenia.A Griffith University research team developed this technique to examine brain diseases ... 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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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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How stem cells shape up to their surroundings


October 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Engineering the topography on which stem cells grow, and the mechanical forces working on them, can act as a powerful agent for change as their chemical environment, found ... 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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US Federal appeals court lifts injunction against stem cell research


September 10th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 10 (ANI): A federal appeals court has reportedly allowed the federal government to continue financing embryonic stem cell research temporarily, lifting an injunction that blocked such work.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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US court stops Obama government’s funding of embryonic stem cell research


August 24th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A US district court has issued a temporary injunction against expanded federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, which was part of a new policy outlined ... Read more...

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US court stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell study


August 24th, 2010 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (DPA) A US federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction stopping expanded federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, which was part of a new policy outlined ... Read more...

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Human neural stem cells ‘can restore mobility in chronic spinal cord injury cases’


August 20th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, researchers have shown the reversal of long-term hind-limb paralysis.The UC Irvine study demonstrated that human neural stem cells can restore mobility ... Read more...

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Why Alzheimer’s drug is both safe and effective


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has unravelled exactly how memantine-a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease- helps patients without causing serious side effects.It is known that memantine (marketed in the ... Read more...

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Democrats Trust Virg Bernero With Michigan Gubernatorial Election


August 4th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a state like Michigan that has seen an increase in the number of unemployed population in the recent year, the Democrats on Tuesday chose Lancing ... Read more...

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US greenlight to world’s first stem cell treatment on humans


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The world's first experiments using embryonic stem cells to treat humans have been given the go-ahead in the US. California-based biotech firm Geron will begin clinical trials ... Read more...

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Boffins make new advance in stem cell research


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Within a day of culturing adult human stem cells on a new type of matrix, researchers at the University of Michigan were able to correctly predict how the ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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Scientists To Use Stem Cells Against AIDS


July 5th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It’s reported that after a decade since the progress of anti-viral medications to fight against AIDS, the science world has decided to utilize the ... Read more...

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