Stem Cells

  • Scientists develop method to generate stem cells from just a drop of blood 22-03-2014 03:59 PM

    London: In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists has developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from just a drop of finger-pricked blood. As hiPSCs exhibit properties remarkably similar to human embryonic stem cells, they are invaluable resources for scientific research. Earlier methods to generate...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells 30-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture...
  • New stem cell technique may provide cancer cure 12-08-2013 05:32 PM

    London: Scientists have developed a new stem cell technique which they believe could lead to a quicker treatment for cancer and reduce reliance on chemotherapy. The method would also be more effective at stopping the disease from returning by reprogramming cancer-fighting cells, researchers said.The technique takes white blood cells and...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report 04-07-2013 01:50 PM

    London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their...
  • Scientists finally create human stem cells through cloning 15-05-2013 11:20 PM

    New York: After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose own...
  • US: 2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells 01-05-2013 02:26 AM

    Chicago: A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in...
  • Medical breakthroughs of 2011 29-12-2011 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: 2011 was a year not just of landmark political revolutions but also of medical marvels. Be it HIV prevention or a vaccine for malaria, 2011 saw many medical breakthroughs. Here's a look at the top five: HIV treatment as prevention: It has been deemed as the most important...
  • 'Stem cells may help damaged heart mend itself' 26-12-2011 03:35 PM

    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...
  • The rebirth of stem cells 23-09-2011 10:41 AM

    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...
  • World's first artificial sperm created in lab 05-08-2011 02:42 PM

    London: Scientists claim to have for the first time created viable artificial sperm using stem cells, a major breakthrough which they say could lead to new treatments for infertile men. A team at Kyoto University in Japan has created the sperm-producing germ cells in a laboratory and transferred them into...
  • Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building 05-05-2011 08:18 PM

    Tokyo: Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the plant's operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co said workers connected ventilation and air filtration...
  • Japan: Banking stem cells could save N-workers 15-04-2011 07:42 AM

    Chicago: Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, Japanese researchers said on Thursday. They said gathering blood from the workers would give them a ready...
  • Heal burns fast - with stem cell spray gun 03-02-2011 12:43 PM

    London: Scientists have developed an amazing spray gun that speedily heals severe burn injuries with stem cells. Jörg Gerlach from the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, US has created a method which regenerates healthy skin stem cells from the victim and sprays it on the burned skin....
  • Stem cell therapy: a ray of hope? 21-01-2011 08:57 AM

    As patients turn to the stem cell therapy, questions are being raised on its effects? ...
  • Scientists find genetic diversity in cancer cells 20-01-2011 12:01 PM

    Toronto: In what could lead to the development of new cancer therapies, scientists have discovered that defective genes and individual leukaemia cells that carry them are organised in a more complex way than previously thought. The findings published today in journal Nature challenge the conventional scientific view that cancer progresses...
  • Mom's bone marrow cure for unborn babies 19-01-2011 07:00 PM

    London: Scientists, including an Indian -origin researcher, claim to have developed a "miracle" stem cell treatment which uses mothers' bone marrow to cure deadly blood diseases in babies who are still in the womb. Stem cell transplants into unborn babies have long been a Holy Grail for doctors. Now, Dr...
  • Stem cell therapy used to save man's leg 19-01-2011 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Fifty five-year-old Bhadwan Dass from Haryana, a diabetic, was close to losing his leg due to gangrene. But a hospital on Delhi's outskirts has used stem cell transplant to save his leg from being amputated. Dass, hailing from Hisar, underwent the surgery in December at the Asian Institute...
  • Lisa promotes Stem Cell Technology in India 24-10-2010 09:52 AM

    Mumbai: Model cum Bollywood actress Lisa Ray is on a global mission these days. After having battled cancer through stem cell transplantation, the actress has become the global advisor for the same. Fourteen months of battling multiple Myeloma has not killed her indomitable spirit. She's cured and jokingly refers to...
  • Stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries? 12-10-2010 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time ever, US researchers will be using human embryonic stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injuries. The stems cells were tested successfully in rats enabling them to once again walk and run. This is the first phase of clinical trials which will determine the...
  • Harvesting stem cells from breast milk 26-05-2010 12:00 PM

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  • Lisa Ray to undergo stem cell transplant for cancer 18-11-2009 11:14 AM

    Toronto: Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray will undergo a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer. The 37-year-old star was diagnosed with the cancer of the bone marrow in June and has been undergoing chemotherapy since July. Toronto-born Lisa made this announcement on Tuesday...
  • Stem cell research, a boon or a bane? 11-03-2009 12:12 PM

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