Tag: stem cells

  • ‘Big leap’ towards curing blindness in stem cell study

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    The prospect of reversing blindness has made a significant leap, according to scientists in the UK. An animal study in the journal Nature Biotechnology showed the part of the eye which actually detects light can be repaired using stem cells. The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say human trials are now,…

  • Stem Cell Researchers Grow Key Sensory Cells of Inner Ear

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    A research team reported that by using a three-dimensional cell culture method, they were able to coax stem cells to develop into inner-ear sensory epithelia — containing hair cells, supporting cells and neurons — that detect sound, head movements and gravity. [read more]

  • Japanese scientists create liver from stem cells

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    Scientists at the Yokohama City University in Japan have grown functioning human livers from stem cells. They hope this breakthrough will help alleviate the global shortage of donor organs. [read more]

  • Stroke patient on stem cell trial

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    A disabled stroke patient who appears to have shown small signs of recovery following an injection of stem cells into his brain has spoken exclusively to the BBC. [read more]

  • Scientists find a new cure to treat cancer

    Scientists find a new cure to treat cancer

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    In a breakthrough, scientists claim to have developed a revolutionary treatment using placenta stem cells to cure patients with immune system failure, including those with blood cancer. The finding could save thousands of victims of cancers such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and Hodgkin`s disease every year, the scientists said. The technique uses specially harvested cells…