MONDAY, 29 AUGUST 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Adult stem cells are gaining significant attention in the scientific community due to their ability to self-renew and generate various types of cells and tissues. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which can differentiate into multiple cell types, adult stem cells primarily produce the specific tissue from which they

MONDAY, 29 AUGUST 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Recent studies from the Weizmann Institute of Science suggest promising applications of stem cells in repairing damaged lung tissue. This breakthrough offers hope for treating prevalent conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema, which collectively affect millions globally and rank among the leading causes of

SUNDAY, 28 AUGUST 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLO Stem cell medicine leverages the body’s innate ability to heal itself, offering alternatives to conventional drugs and invasive surgeries. Stem cell therapies involve engineering human stem cells to repair or restore damaged organs and tissues, aiming to reinstate normal function. Types of Stem Cell Therapies Stem cell

THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Adipose stem cells (pictured) harvested from body fat. (Photo: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News). Introduction to Adipose Stem Cells The discovery of abundant stem cell populations in body fat tissue changed everything the medical community thought it knew about stem cells overnight. Now, adipose stem cell therapies

TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Brain Plasticity and Aging The human brain, as it turns out, is far more malleable than we once thought, even adult brains. However, they are subject to age-related diseases and disorders, such as dementia and diminished cognitive function. There is hope that medical science may

TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Stem Cell Tattoo Technology Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tracer ink—a “stem cell tattoo”—that provides the ability to monitor stem cells in unprecedented detail after they’re injected. The research findings, titled “Bifunctional Magnetic Silica Nanoparticles for Highly Efficient Human Stem Cell

MONDAY, 11 JULY 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Stem Cell-stimulating Fillings Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Nottingham have developed a new filling that stimulates stem cells in dental pulp to regenerate and even regrow teeth damaged by disease and decay. According to Newsweek Magazine, the discovery earned a prize from

TUESDAY, 28 JUNE 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Human Stem Cells and Their Potential Uses There are many ways in which human stem cells can be used in research and in the clinic. Studies of stem cells continue to yield information about their complex capabilities. A primary goal of this research is to

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TUESDAY, 28 JUNE 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Stem Cell Research for Heart Disease and Diabetes Researchers are learning about mending a broken heart–that is, how to generate healthy heart muscle stem cells in the laboratory and then transplant those cells into patients with chronic heart disease. Preliminary research in mice and other

Stem Cell Myths, Busted

THURSDAY, 02 JUNE 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Stem Cell Myths and Facts The term stem cell research gleans different reactions from people, both in the medical community and the wider public. Still an emerging science, stem cell research is shrouded by many myths and misconceptions. Here, we take on some of the

MONDAY, 04 APRIL 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently reported that stem cell transplant treatments normally used for cancer patients are helping Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients in the UK. According to the January 18, 2016 report, 20 patients received bone marrow stem cell transplants using their own stem cells,

MONDAY, 14 MARCH 2016 / PUBLISHED IN BLOG Introduction to Stem Cell Therapies in Sports Medicine Continuing our recent discussion of stem cell therapies for sports injuries, the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in orthopedic medicine can help in the repair of damaged tissue by harnessing the healing power of undifferentiated cells that form

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