Posts tagged “stem cells”

Scientists claim stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for MS sufferers

March 20th, 2018
Scientists claim stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for MS sufferers

Scientists claim that stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis. The results of international trials show that a stem cell transplant can help to stop the development of the disease and ameliorate symptoms. The treatment works by using cancer drugs to “wipe out” the immune system and […]

Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

February 24th, 2012
Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

Researchers at the University of California South Francisco Medical Centre are pioneering new methods for using stem cells to repair cardiac tissue damaged through heart-attack. Tested through UCSF’s Translational Cardiac Stem Cell Program, the findings of the study aim to promote healthier cardiac function, rejuvenate blood vessels, reduce scarring and lower the dangers of cardiac […]

The end of male infertility?

August 22nd, 2011
The end of male infertility?

Male infertility is a major problem worldwide, but the latest research may hold out a cure to this. Although most infertility problems currently relate to women, 40% are male related. But Japanese scientists believe they have found a solution; they have managed for the first time to grow artificial sperm in the laboratory using mice […]

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 […]

Retinal Transplants Another Step Forward

April 11th, 2011
Retinal Transplants Another Step Forward

Transplanting body parts is now a growth industry, and in a relatively short period of time since the first heart transplant of around 40 years ago. However while transplanting hearts, livers and so on is common, helping people see again using transplant technology has until recently been difficult, if not impossible. That may be about […]

Can Stem Cells Help Cosmetic Surgery?

January 18th, 2011
Can Stem Cells Help Cosmetic Surgery?

Stem cell research has been around a long time, but it is not something that the general public knows much about. Stem cells are cells found in the body which are found after embryonic development. Their purpose is to multiply via cell division, and repair damaged tissue or replace dying cells. Until now people having […]

Common baldness linked to stem cells

January 10th, 2011
Common baldness linked to stem cells

A freshly identified defect in stem cells has been suggested as being the root of common baldness, leading to the possibility of new hair loss treatments in the future. The research found that a defect at a cellular level stopped the process whereby hair follicle stem cells turned into hair-producing cells. This defect then triggers […]

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