Tag Archives: Stem Cell

Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

  Paris, France – Scientists said Wednesday they had taken a key step towards stem cell therapy for rare mitochondrial disorders, passed on from mother to child. They “corrected” harmful mitochondria ...

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Spain Uses Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Damaged Hearts

Spain Uses Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Damaged Hearts

  Madrid, Spain – A Spanish hospital has successfully used stem cells culled from healthy donors to treat seven heart attack victims, in what officials said was a world first.  Madrid’s Gregorio ...

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Journal Retracts Bipolar Study with ‘Fabricated’ Data

Journal Retracts Bipolar Study with ‘Fabricated’ Data

  GENEVA, September 25, 2014 (AFP) – A prominent medical journal said Thursday it had retracted a research paper linking child abuse and bipolar disorder after a probe found that ...

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Factfile: A Look into Stem Cell Transplantation

Factfile: A Look into Stem Cell Transplantation

  What is stem cell transplantation? Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (or bone marrow transplantation as it is commonly termed) refers to a highly specialised procedure where stem cells are transplanted ...

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Bottled Stem Cells from Sea Turtle ‘Jams’?     

Bottled Stem Cells from Sea Turtle ‘Jams’?     

  They may be cultured in glass flasks or petri dish but never stored or packaged in bottles.  And, no, you can’t harvest them from sea turtles either. MANILA, PHILIPPINES ...

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Boost for Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure

Boost for Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure

  PARIS, April 30, 2014 (AFP) – Muscle cells grown from human embryonic stem cells boosted damaged macaque hearts in lab experiments, said a study Wednesday that holds promise for ...

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US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Skin

US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Skin

  WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 (AFP) – For the first time, US researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path towards helping doctors treat ...

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