Category “Stem cells”

Scientists “Tantalisingly Close” to Process to Create “Limitless” Human Blood Cells

May 23rd, 2017

Twenty years of research into the use of stem cells to generate human blood has led to the potential for “limitless” blood supplies by turning adult cells into stem cells, which can in turn create any type of blood cell, researchers claim. This could reduce the risk of shortages for people with poor immune systems, […]

Young boy undergoes the world’s first trachea transplant

April 12th, 2011
Young boy undergoes the world’s first trachea transplant

An eleven year old boy has undergone the world’s first trachea transplant using his own stem cells. This groundbreaking procedure was performed at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. A surgical team led by Professor Martin Elliott harvested stem cells from the boy’s bone marrow and injected them into a donor trachea. This trachea […]

Stem cells may offer hope to thousands of osteoarthritis sufferers!

April 11th, 2011
Stem cells may offer hope to thousands of osteoarthritis sufferers!

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire is to conduct a year long trial using stem cells to repair damaged knee cartilage in osteoarthritis patients. This trial is funded by Arthritis Research UK and aims to determine the effectiveness of stem cell treatment in a group of 70 volunteers. These volunteers […]

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