What are Stem Cells?

In recent years, the phrase ‘stem cells’ has become a popular and widely published scientific topic. Debate and discussions about stem cells are everywhere, including magazines, television, radio and the Internet. Complicating the topic even more are the political and government policies around stem cell research. For many people in …

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Stem Cells and Hearing Loss

One of the incredible aspects of stem cell research is the sheer breadth of conditions that can potentially be treated. Hearing loss is one such condition that may benefit from stem cells. Experimentation is currently underway to find out how stem cells can impact hearing. If research proves successful human …

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Stem Cells and Ageing

Despite ageing being a natural and inevitable process for every human being there is still merit to maintaining health and keeping the body as ‘young’ as possible, both for preventing diseases that are associated with age as well as enjoying the aesthetic benefits of youth. Stem cells have been suggested …

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Stem Cell Treatments for Joint Injuries

Joint injuries can be extremely difficult injuries to treat particularly because they are often slow healing, painful and have an enormous effect on a person’s mobility. In addition, missing or damaged cartilage can’t be replaced, which presents a complicated challenge for recovery. Joint injuries generally affect people of all ages …

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells and Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes has been growing and the goal of finding a cure or more effective treatment than current options has become increasingly important. Ongoing research since the turn of the century has shown that when diabetic mice are injected with bone marrow stem cells the stem cells were …

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Stem Cells and Brittle Bone Disease

Any treatment that is targeted to a foetus tends to raise concerns because the risks and harm caused by an ineffective treatment or one that produces side effects can be frightening. A new stem cell treatment aimed at addressing brittle bone disease – also known as Osteogenica Imperfecta- can however, …

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Reprogramming Adult Stem Cells

One of the challenges of stem cells research has been to appease the ethical and moral controversies surrounding the use of stem cells. These specific concerns are usually related to embryonic and foetal stem cells because the harvesting of such stem cells does with most techniques, result in the destruction …

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Stem Cells and Gene Therapy

Gene therapy remains a fairly new and still experimental procedure for the treatment of disease. In addition stem cells are still a relatively new concept and remain a confusing and complicated technology that much of the public struggles to understand. The potential for stem cells to be used in gene …

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Stem Cells and Hair Loss

For men and women who are losing hair the experience can be both frustrating and embarrassing. The association of a full head of hair with youth and vitality has left many people searching for a solution that truly works and doesn’t simply provide the false promises that numerous adverts offer. …

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