Archive for the 'Stem Cell Research' Category

Scientists create human sperm for the first time

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

LONDON - Scientists using embryonic stem cells have created human sperm for the first time.
Researchers led by Karim Nayernia, professor at Newcastle University and the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI) have developed a new technique which has made human sperm possible in the lab.

NIH issues final rules for research with stem cells from fertility clinic leftovers

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Final rules out for government stem cell research

Chinese scientists create stem cells from pigs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

WASHINGTON - In a groundbreaking study, Chinese scientists have successfully transformed pig cells into pluripotent stem cells - cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any type of cell in the body.

Stem cell lenses can help the blind see again

Friday, May 29th, 2009

MELBOURNE - In a world-first breakthrough, Australian scientists have used contact lenses coated in stem cells to restore a person’s sight.

SKorea to lift 3-year ban on human stem cell research; Catholic group decries decision

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

SKorea to lift ban on human stem cell research
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will lift a three-year ban on human stem cell research, a presidential advisory committee announced Wednesday.

Researchers made blood cells work as embryonic stem cells

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON - Researchers have reprogrammed blood cells into cells that are functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, which are used to treat a multitude of diseases.

Drug-combo could prevent pancreatic cancer recurrence

Monday, April 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON - In a study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, researchers have found a combination therapy, which could reduce cancer stem cells and stop the growth pancreatic cancer-one of the deadliest cancers.

Stroke patient becomes first to be treated with his own stem cells

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON - In a first-of-its-kind trial at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, a stroke patient has been treated by intravenously injecting him with his own bone marrow stem cells.

Stem cell therapy helps diabetics become insulin free

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON - In a breakthrough study, a group of patients with type 1 diabetes were freed from daily insulin injections for up to four years following a transplant using their own stem cells.

Scientists move a step closer to creating ideal neural cells for clinical use

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have come up with a way to convert human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into neural progenitor cells, which may be ideal for transplantation.


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