When it comes to developing stem cell treatments, seeing is half the battle

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Stem cell therapies hold great promise in treating a variety of diseases, but in order to develop them researchers must first be able to monitor them inside the body. Enter the contrast agent. “Often things go wrong right away when stem or therapeutic cells are injected into the body because some cells can migrate, while […]

Stroke patients able to walk again after stem cell transplant

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The results of a small clinical trial offer hope for people left with motor impairment following a stroke, after finding that an injection of adult stem cells into the brain restored motor function for such individuals, to the extent that some patients regained the ability to walk. Researchers found that injecting SB623 stem cells into […]

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Controversial: In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

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A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. Credit: Jeannie Phan for NPR The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases. One way […]

Micro heart muscle created from stem cells

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New technique offers cheaper, faster method to create heart tissue for testing drugs and modeling disease Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine […]

‘Game changing’ stem cell repair system

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Stem cell therapies capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease or ageing could be available within a few years, following landmark research led by UNSW Australia researchers. The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, could be used to repair everything from spinal discs to bone fractures, […]

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3-D ‘mini-retinas’ grown from mouse and human stem cells

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Stem cell science has progressed so that researchers can now share recipes for making human retinas–the part of the eye that is sensitive to light. The first protocols enabled the generation of retinal cells in laboratory plates and more recently as complex tissue in the form of tiny eye-like cups. Researchers in Germany now have […]

First ‘in womb’ stem cell trial to begin

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The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced. Picture Credit: http://www.newsnish.com It is hoped the cells, which are able to transform into a range of tissues, will lessen symptoms of incurable brittle bone disease. The trial, starting in January, will be led by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and […]