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Topic: Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Therapy Addresses Impotence, Helps Men Get Sexual Function Back

Researchers have successfully employed stem cell therapy in treating people who suffer from erectile dysfunction. A Phase-2 trial will follow, investigating the effectiveness of this new treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Three Florida Women Go Blind After Undergoing Experimental Stem Cell Treatment

Three elderly women were left blinded after they went for an experimental stem cell treatment in Florida. All the three women were suffering from macular degeneration, which causes loss of sight in the aged.

Medicine March 16, 2017

Stem Cell Secretions Protect Retina Cells, Hold Promise As Glaucoma Treatment

New research has shown that stem cell exosomes could be employed in treating glaucoma. However, more research has to be carried out to establish the exact necessary treatment.

Medicine January 31, 2017

Researchers Reprogram Embryonic Stem Cells To Expand Their Potential

New research outlines the totipotent stem cells and their behavior in the first stage of the developmental process in embryos. The study, carried out on mice, could significantly impact the medical perspective on the stem cells' regenerative capacities.

Biotech January 16, 2017

External Layer Of Human Heart Successfully Regenerated Using Stem Cells

Regenerating the cells around the external surface of the human heart is now possible according to new research. Perfected, the method could be used in helping heart attack patients to recover.

Biotech January 13, 2017

Nobel Prize Judges Dismissed Following Macchiarini Medical Scandal

Paolo Macchiarini marred the name of the Karolinska Institute when he was thrust into controversy. In the wake of those events, Nobel Prize judges are being dismissed for their role in the scandal.

Medicine September 6, 2016

Functional Human Liver Developed From Stem, Progenitor Cells

Stem cell therapy remains in a gray area but researchers are making headway in showing what it is capable of. In the future, human donors may even become obsolete as more organs are generated from stem cells.

Biotech September 1, 2016

Dolly The Sheep Creator Urges Cloning To Save Endangered Species From Extinction

Sir Ian Wilmut, whose team gave life to Dolly the Sheep, suggests a biobank that contains the biological material of various animals could 'revolutionize' conservation efforts. The idea is similar to a modern-day Noah's ark.

Animals July 5, 2016

Stem Cell Research May Help ALS Patients, Study Shows Promise But Has Yet to Confirm Benefits

Scientists test the safety of large quantity stem cell injections in 15 ALS patients. The initial findings show promise but have yet to confirm if the therapy benefits patients in the long run.

Medicine June 30, 2016

Researchers Create Micro Heart Muscle From Stem Cells

Medical researchers at Gladstone Intitutes successfully stimulated bio-engineered heart muscles created via IPSCs to resemble adult heart muscles. Find out what this means for coronary heart disease treatments.

Biotech April 22, 2016

Sweden's Karolinska Institute Fires 'Superstar Doctor' For Lying About Scientific Achievements

Karolinska Institute fires artificial trachea surgeon Paolo Macchiarini for allegedly lying about scientific achievements. The prestigious institute said the doctor had exhibited conduct that caused the people involved and their families to suffer.

LIFE March 24, 2016

Scientists Produce Beef From Cow’s Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Burgers Could Be On The Menu By 2020

Professor Mark Post created the lab-grown burger - made from stem cells - in his lab facility in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The group developing the technology for mass production expressed confidence in having the novel product on the market in five years.

October 19, 2015

Using Stem Cells to Learn How to Help Treat Dementia

Researchers turn skin cells from dementia patients into stem cells in an effort to develop understanding of the condition. Research may lead to new therapeutic treatments for dementia, they say.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2015

Precursors to Egg and Sperm Cells Created in Lab

Creation of eggs and sperm from stem cells could lead to new treatments for infertile couples, researchers say. British scientists have turned stem cells into sperm and egg cell precursors in a lab.

LIFE December 26, 2014

Huge breakthrough in Parkinson's stem cell treatment

Stem cells could replace brain cells whose death leads to Parkinson's disease, researchers say. Clinical trial of stem cell treatment could begin in 3 years, they say.

LIFE November 8, 2014

Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab a step forward for cancer therapy

Genetically engineered, toxin-packing stem cells could bring new therapies to treat brain tumors, researchers report. Stem cells could be "mini-pharmacies" inside a patient's brain, they say.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 26, 2014

Stem cell treatments appear safe and effective for vision loss

Stem cell transplants shown to help sufferers of macular degenerations. Disease is the most common cause of loss of vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 15, 2014

Type 1 diabetes gets breakthrough stem cell treatment

Stem cell research could create insulin-producing cells that may represent a cure for type 1 diabetes. Harvard University scientists announce success in producing massive amounts of the cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 9, 2014

Scientists able to 'reset' stem cells to their starting point. What this means for humans

British and Japanese scientists have found a method to bring back human stem cells to their pristine developmental state. The discovery becomes a significant milestone in regenerative medicine.

LIFE September 14, 2014

Hello, Clone: Scientists grow stem cells from adults using cloning techniques

Two separate studies have initially proven that stem cells can grow from human cloning, which could pave the way for regenerative medicine in the future. But critics say this could also reopen debates over ethical issues of human cloning.

LIFE April 19, 2014

Carbon nanotubes may reduce stem cells reliance on human or animal cells

Stem cells can now be grown, using a microscopic scaffolding of carbon, in the form of nanotubes. This small structure could revolutionize medicine.

LIFE February 7, 2014

Breakthrough stem cell research: Creating embryonic stem cells without using embryos

Scientists have found a new way to create stem cells. The new procedure, known as known as stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency or STAP, is quite revolutionary, as the main aspect is exposing the mature adult cells to various stressful environments including trauma, a low oxygen environments and an acidic environment to reprogram them to becoming embryonic stem cells.

LIFE February 2, 2014

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