Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood
It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.Read More
Doctors Successfully Implant Lab-grown Vaginas Into 4 Women
For women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, life can be difficult. Born with an absent or underdeveloped vagina, women suffering MRKH often have difficulty experiencing a normal sex life, can fail to menstruate and sometimes cannot reproduce naturally.Read More
LONDON – In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.
It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab.Read More
Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement
In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.Read More
Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump bloodRead More
An investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study in Japan has found the lead researcher guilty of misconduct.
The Riken Centre panel said Dr Haruko Obokata fabricated her work in an intentionally misleading fashion.Read More
DNA Prostate Test 'Will Predict Deadliest Cancer Risk'
DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.Read More
Local and international speech and language experts, and families, will gather here on Feb. 20 and 21 to discuss the latest treatments to help autistic children receive effective education at an early age. The fifth Annual Autism Around the World Conference takes place at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City.Read More
'Stem Cells' Created in Less than 30 Minutes in 'Groundbreaking' Discovery
Scientists have turned adult cells back to their embryonic form in under 30 minutes by simply treating them with acid in a breakthough which could revolutionise personalised medicineRead More
According to WHO estimates, almost half a million people in Eastern Europe, Asia and South Africa suffer from multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) or extensively-drug resistant (XDR-TB) tuberculosis. Treatment using a combination of antibiotics frequently fails. According to a preliminary study, stem cells may offer a chance of being cured.Read More