Stem Cell Research

  • 'Stem cells may help damaged heart mend itself' December 26, 2011

    London: Scientists have discovered a way to transform ordinary tissue into beating heart muscle cells, a finding they say could soon pave the way for new therapeutic approaches for making a damaged heart to repair itself. Using a zebrafish system, a team from Fudan University in China developed a small and...
  • The rebirth of stem cells September 23, 2011

    A decade after George Bush set the clock back for stem cell research, the science is showing signs of regeneration. Stem cells are mother cells that give rise to other cell types in the body. One of the more visible and vocal proponents of human embryonic stem cells (ES), Stephen...
  • Scientists create retina from stem cells May 27, 2010

    Washington: Scientists have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells. The complex tissue structure offers hope to millions with degenerative eye disorders. It also marks the first step toward the development of transplant-ready retinas to treat...
  • Ethics and science of it: Stem cell research made easy March 26, 2009

    US President Obama's decision to ease up on earlier regulations regarding stem-cell research has thrown up a range of possibilities in medical cures. IBNLiving takes a look at the Indian scene of the stem-cell research that could facilitate cures for debilitating diseases in the future. ...
  • Obama gives green signal to stem cell research March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: American scientists have a reason to smile with the end of an eight-year ban on stem cell research. President Barack Obama's decision to lift the ban could lead to major advances in medical science. Embryonic stem cells are master cells that can morph into any cell of the...
  • Obama brings the change, reverses Bush stem cell policy March 10, 2009

    President Barack Obama seems to be bringing the change he promised. After the landmark decision on Guantanamo Bay, the US President has reversed another George Bush policy. On Monday he lifted restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. ...
  • Stem-cell stocks jump on expected Obama policy March 9, 2009

    New York: Shares of stem-cell therapy developers continued gaining ground Monday after President Obama said he would overturn restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The reversal has been widely anticipated since the election, as Obama had pledged on the campaign trail to overturn the ban. The policy's main...
  • Obama's stem cell research related action awaited March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Obama seems to be living up to his promise of change, after the landmark decision on Guantanamo bay, he's set to reverse another controversial bush policy. The US President is expected to lift the ban on stem cell research at an event on Monday and promise US $10 billion...
  • Obama to reverse Bush stem cell restrictions March 9, 2009

    Washington: President Barack Obama plans to lift his predecessor's restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research Monday, the latest reversal of controversial policies implemented by the Bush administration. The long-promised move, coming nearly two months into his term, will allow a rush of research aimed at better treatment, if not...