Stem Cells

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Every expecting parent in our country should be aware of stem cell banking 4 days ago

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday reiterated the importance of stem cell banking by mothers and the situation that led to her decision to go in for stem cell banking for her daughter. "The decision to bank umbilical cord cell had to be taken at a time when...
  • Human fat can help treat brain cancer May 4, 2014

    Washington: Stem cells taken from a patient's own body fat could soon be used to treat deadly brain cancer, according to new research. Scientists have successfully used stem cells derived from human body fat to deliver biological treatments directly to the brains of mice with the most common and aggressive...
  • Scientists develop method to generate stem cells from just a drop of blood March 22, 2014

    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 hiPSCs generally...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells August 30, 2013

    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 in...
  • New stem cell technique may provide cancer cure August 12, 2013

    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 transforms...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report July 4, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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 May 1, 2013

    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 South...
  • Stem cells drive human creativity: Scientists August 10, 2012

    Washington: Scientists claim to have discovered a new type of stem cells responsible for creative thinking and memories in humans. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute identified a stem cell population that may give birth to neurons which play a key role in abstract thought and creativity. The finding also paves the...
  • Scientists develop human eyeball, liver in lab June 23, 2012

    Washington: Scientists in Japan claim to have developed a rudimentary human liver and a precursor of a human eyeball in the lab using stem cells, a feat they say could be a boon for the future organ replacement. At Yokohama City University in Japan, a team led by stem cell biologist...
  • Americans flocking to India for stem cell therapy May 28, 2012

    Washington: A growing number of Americans are travelling to India to seek treatment for rare diseases through India's experimental embryonic stem cell therapy, according to an investigative report. Among them Cash Burnaman, a 6-year-old South Carolina boy, who travelled with his parents to India seeking treatment for a rare genetic condition...
  • Medical breakthroughs of 2011 December 29, 2011

    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 scientific breakthrough...
  • '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...
  • World's first artificial sperm created in lab August 5, 2011

    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 infertile...
  • Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building May 5, 2011

    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 equipment...
  • Japan: Banking stem cells could save N-workers April 15, 2011

    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 source...
  • Heal burns fast - with stem cell spray gun February 3, 2011

    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. Though...
  • Stem cell therapy: a ray of hope? January 21, 2011

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

    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 as...
  • Mom's bone marrow cure for unborn babies January 19, 2011

    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 Amar...
  • Stem cell therapy used to save man's leg January 19, 2011

    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 October 24, 2010

    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 herself...
  • Stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries? October 12, 2010

    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 safety...
  • 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...
  • Harvesting stem cells from breast milk May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Two years ago, Australian scientist Dr Mark Cregan made the startling discovery that human breast milk contains stem cells. Now two doctors in India are trying to take that one step further. Dr Ramesh Bhonde of the National Centre for Cell Science in Pune worked with senior gynaecologist...
  • Bridging trust deficit: India docs save Pak boy May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The political heat may be on between India and Pakistan but on the sidelines a one-and-a-half-year-old Pakistan boy has been saved by Indian doctors, partly by medical expertise and also probably because of the same genetic roots of both the countries! The 18-month-old Shaheel suffered from a genetic...
  • Lisa Ray to undergo stem cell transplant for cancer May 19, 2011

    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 while visiting...
  • IBNLiving: Stem cells technology comes to heart patient's rescue September 29, 2009

    New Delhi: In a week that the world has marked World Heart Day, in Greece, one man is making a remarkable recovery after a unique surgical procedure. A cardiac patient, Loannis Manolopoulos has been in hospital for four months, gradually becoming weaker. All that changed after his operation...
  • Watch: Stem cells, the next step in cardiac treatment July 16, 2009

    Stem cells are seen as the next step in cardiac treatment and an Indian researcher is working on the trials in the US. ...