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Tags results for 'stem cells'

Why are apes more genetically diverse than we are?

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2013 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
New research points the finger at molecular parasites called transposons.

How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Scientists convert human stem cells into functional lung cells

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have transformed human stem cells into functional lung cells, paving the way for ultimately creating bioengineered lungs using the patient's own cells.

A Pen That 3D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly.

Researchers grow human kidney using stem cells

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Only 25% of those on the wait list for a donor kidney will ever receive the lifesaving call.

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.

Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2013 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists have managed to use the stem cells like seeds to grow a range of tissues and rudimentary organs.

Leukemia treatment given shot in the arm by artificial bone marrow development

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in the development of artificial bone marrow which expands the ability to reproduce stem cells in the lab.

Stem cells could offer alternative treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has turned to stem cells in a quest to find an a more effective treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis.

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain.

New treatment for baldness: growing hair with stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have learned how to convert adult stem cells into hair follicle-generating cells called epithelial stem cells, which may lead to a better treatment for hair loss.

Growing brains in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Human embryonic stem cells can be induced to spontaneously form developing brain tissue.

Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 02:58 AM
by AlexMuller
As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts.

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study should show if treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue.

How to generate new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Medical researchers have created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals.

Healthspan and Lifespan Extension can Finally Make it's Long Overdue Peace With the Media

Posted in Reviews on 6th Mar, 2014 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The more I read about him the more I am convinced: Craig Venter is an absolute beast of a scientist and a genius public relations mediator.

3D Printing of tissue with blood vessels: key breakthrough that will lead to creating full size artificial organs

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say they have created tissue interlaced with blood vessels.

Microbes and Metabolites Fuel an Ambitious Aging Project

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.

Path to Growing Organs from Stem Cells by Proving Control of Embryonic Development in Fish

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward being able to grow organs and tissues from stem cells.

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.

Stem Cells from a Diabetes Patient Could Lead to New Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope stem cells could one day treat chronic conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

3D printing organs, complete with blood vessels, takes a big step forward

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Major unresolved challenges can be lost among reports of exciting breakthroughs in the field known as regenerative medicine.

First stem cell trial for stroke shows lasting benefits

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
People who received the world's first stem cell treatment for strokes have shown measurable reductions in disability and handicap a year after the injection into their damaged brains.

Fasting may help the immune system rebuild itself

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new study, fasting could actually be good for you, at least if you suffer from problems with your immune system.

Researchers create miniature human retina in a dish

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a miniature human retina in a dish that can sense light.

Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists from the Universities of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford, and MIT have bio-printed artificial vascular networks mimicking the body’s circulatory system.

New way to regrow human corneas using adult derived stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome major cause of blindness.

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of Boston medical researchers has identified a way to trigger regrowth of human corneal tissue using stem cells.

Human Longevity Inc will try to defeat all of the diseases of aging to make 100 the new 60

Posted in Business on 21st Jul, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

Human Longevity Company hires Google Chief Data Scientist to help enable life extension

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Venter's team will sequence tens of thousands of genomes every year.

There are Cells Inside Teeth That Can Turn Back Into Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Aug, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Inside each of our hard, calcified teeth is a small population of living stem cells that can differentiate into many types of tissue.

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvements after stem cell therapy.

First Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.

A Breakthrough in the Quest to Regenerate Bones

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have successfully formed “bone-like structures” in mice using a new stem cell-based technique, which they believe could be transferred to humans.

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard University has produced the vast quantities of insulin-producing cells needed for transplants.

Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A major milestone in the development of the field of regenerative medicine.

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Scientists grow miniature human stomachs from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Miniature stomachs, gastric organoids, will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients' stomachs.

Which New Technology Will Win the Race to Repair and Replace Our Organs?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
An extraordinary competition is underway, one that could be more impactful to the human species than any other technological rivalry.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.

Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate cells to regenerate bone

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.

Paul Allen Gives $100 Million for New Institute for Cell Science with Major Focus on Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
For the worlds of biology and cell biology including the stem cell field more specifically, the holidays came early with some fantastic news.

Stem cells: First therapy approved by EU

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

New Type of Stem Cell Could Make It Easier to Grow Human Organs

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'region-specific' pluripotent cells are easier to grow in vitro and graft into an embryo when injected into the right spot.

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells were injected into the retina, leading to improved eyesight.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

Stem cell use during lung transplantation may expand donor pool

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pairing a donated organ with a potential recipient is a critical task requiring a near-perfect match.

NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within 2 years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A long-awaited clinical trial of artificial red blood cells will occur before 2017, NHS scientists said. The blood is made from stem cells.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

Growing micro-brains from skin cells sheds light on Autism

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'brain organoids' revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals are transmitted within the brain.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

Cartilage growing to rebuild body parts 'within three years'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2015 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could soon have treatment using cartilage which has been grown in a lab.

Ordinary skin cells turned into brain tumor predators

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Glioblastomas are the most common and fatal form of brain cancer, carrying a survival rate beyond two years of just 30 percent.

Major steps toward a bioengineered heart for transplantation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a patient’s own cells may overcome problems associated with receiving a heart donated by another person.

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

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell technologies have the potential to develop therapies for the treatment of diseases such as age-related blindness.

Scientists develop 'game changing' stem cell repair system

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, has the potential to transform treatment approaches to regenerative medicine.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Stem cell created blood will be scaled up by 2020 to solve blood shortages

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Megakaryon has a joint research with Harvard to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood shortages.

Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.

Possible sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The full antiaging toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage.

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.

First implants derived from stem cells to 'cure' type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
About 10 per cent of the 422 million people who have diabetes worldwide have type 1 diabetes.

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 09:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.

Breakthrough Gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2017 09:28 AM
by Alex Muller
There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types.

Platelet coated stem cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2018 12:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury and getting them to stay there remains challenging.

Stem Cell Treatment Restores Sight to Patients in New Clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine on 25th Mar, 2018 01:12 AM
by Alex Muller
Patients receiving stem cell treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration have regained reading vision.

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