Stem Cells and HIV

HIV is a global problem and affects everyone, no matter where in the world you live – Britain or elsewhere. Finding new ways to battle HIV is key in the minds of many researchers. But although we have made progress with antiviral drugs, some people have developed a resistance to …

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How Alcohol Affects Stem Cells

Alcohol is known to cause many health problems but new research shows it can affect stem cells too. In particular, a recent study suggests alcohol harms stem cells in the developing brains of teenagers. The study looks at binge-drinking, where a great deal of alcohol is consumed over a short …

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Stem Cells to Revive Rare Animals

When we think of extinct animals, probably the first one that comes to mind is a dinosaur. But most of us are likely happy to think of these enormous creatures being exactly where they will remain – in the past. Yet other animals have sadly become extinct and the rate …

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Stem Cells from Extracted Teeth

When you think about your teeth, you are probably associating them with anything from beauty to functioning as you chew food, speak and possibly plan your next dental visit. But your teeth have capabilities that might surprise you – they could be a future source of stem cells. Far from …

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Restoring Eyesight After Chemical Burns: A Case Study

Millions of people suffer from damage to their cornea – all occurring from a wide range of injuries that can leave a person with irreversible damage to their eyesight. Corneal issues and injuries are a top cause of visits to eye care clinicians. As expected, losing eyesight is a devastating …

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Bone Repair With Stem Cells

Repairing bone is important to people who suffer bone trauma or experience a loss of bone from disease. One of the ways in which researchers want to help is by finding uses for stem cells in bone repair. Choosing a Stem Cell Source While many sources of adult stem cells …

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Wrinkle-free With Stem Cells

With each new day bringing what seems like another use for stem cells, it is perhaps no surprise that removing wrinkles is one of the purported uses for stem cells. The newest school of thought is that stem cells from plants that are used in topical creams can integrate with …

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How Freckles Yield Stem Cells

Freckles for most of us probably just seem like little bits of pigment on our skin that we either don’t care about or vainly want to remove. New research, however, shows that your freckles might be far more than an aesthetic part of your body. One study found that those …

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Stem Cells and Insulin-free Diabetics

For people who suffer from type 1 diabetes, taking insulin each day is a life-saver. These injections give the sufferer insulin, helping them to keep their blood sugar within a tight, narrow range that is necessary to sustain their health and life. The idea of being able to live without …

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Improving Memory With Stem Cells

For people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, losing their memory is devastating. While there is a great deal of active research into how to treat the disease, we still don’t know how to predict who will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or how to effectively treat them. As the leading …

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