Stem Cells and Autism

There is still much we do not know about how autism develops, which makes it more challenging to find new treatments and ways of addressing the disorder. Recently, however, stem cells have shown promise in helping safely develop treatments for autism. What is Autism? Autism is a disorder that relates …

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Fighting Infection With Stem Cells

Sepsis is a potentially deadly health condition that happens when a person has an infection that spreads through their body. It causes inflammation as well as pain and organ damage. In addition, the effects of sepsis occur in a relatively short period of time. There are few effective treatments today …

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Stem Cells and Fat Distribution

Being overweight carries a number of health risks, but where you carry that extra weight can increase the risk even further. One important area of research is to learn how and why some people are more likely to gain weight around their midsection – known as visceral fat. Stem cells …

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Ovarian Function and Stem Cells

Ovarian function in women prior to menopause is an important topic. That’s because a number of women who are under the age of forty will develop premature ovarian failure. Statistics estimate that one percent will experience this condition. What is Premature Ovarian Failure? When the ovaries of a woman younger …

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Stem Cells to Re-attach Teeth

Tooth loss affects people in Britain and elsewhere around the world. While modern dentistry offers a number of options for missing teeth, these still take time and can be costly. Helping Treat Tooth Loss A new experiment, however, suggests we may one day be able to re-attach teeth by using …

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Stem Cells That Don’t Age

One of the difficulties with stem cells is that they have a limited lifespan within the laboratory setting. To keep using the stem cells in an effective way, researchers constantly have to obtain fresh stem cells from donors. Issues in Stem Cell Supplies This process is both time-consuming and costly, …

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Stem Cells for Pancreatic Tissue

Diabetes is a devastating condition, especially where a person is dependent on insulin to live. For this reason, it is a key area of stem cell research. In one recent experiment, scientists found stem cells in the pancreas of mice, which could support the growth of the cells responsible for …

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Breast Tissue and Stem Cells

There are many types of stem cells but the key stem cells involved in breast tissue development and growth are called mammary stem cells. One important area of research is to better understand mammary stem cells so that we can learn more about how breast cancer develops. In turn, we …

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Using Stem Cells from Fat

To date, we have obtained stem cells from virtually all over the body, in the hopes of finding ways to avoid the ethical issues associated with embryonic stem cells. Newer research studies have now looked at the potential to use stem cells sourced from fat. The benefit is that fat …

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Stem Cells for Leukaemia

When people complain that it is taking too long to bring stem cell treatments to the general public, they often forget that one of the longest standing stem cell therapies to date is the bone marrow transplant. This transplant is aimed at treating leukaemia and other kinds of cancer, in …

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