Stem Cells to Treat Blindness

For people who are blind, the thought of a treatment to restore their sight may seem like an impossible dream. But it may eventually become a reality after scientists last year were able to restore the eyesight of a blind person. The treatment works by replacing those cells in the …

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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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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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New Harvesting Techniques

New harvesting techniques are crucial to successful stem cell research because they provide greater opportunities to treat diseases in a more unique case-by-case basis. They also provide ways to overcome challenges with current techniques as well as extending stem cell therapies to diseases that may otherwise have been untreatable by …

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MS and Stem Cells

Along with aiding research into tissue replacement, experts have also developed ways in which stem cells can be used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. This research is not commonly available as a treatment in the UK as trials and experiments continue, though it has been offered in other countries …

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Disappointments in Stem Cell Therapies

Although there have been many breakthrough studies into stem cell therapies, there have also unfortunately been some disappointments as well. One such disappointment has been the aim to provide a large amount of embryonic stem cells from hybrids. The Challenge To successfully use hybrid stem cells, there are genes that …

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Bone Marrow Stem Cell Harvest

A bone marrow stem cell transplant uses stem cells derived from bone marrow to provide a fresh and healthy source of new blood cells which in turn, allows for a patient to receive higher doses of chemotherapy to treat certain types of cancer such as leukaemia. This ultimately means that …

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Why Perform a Stem Cell Transplant?

Although many people may think of a transplant to mean replacing a diseased organ with another one, such as in heart or liver transplants, stem cells have an important and often life saving use for treating disease. A stem cell transplant doesn’t involve surgery in the same sense as an …

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Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvest

A peripheral blood stem cell harvest is a technique used to restore a person’s blood cells after they have been damaged by chemotherapy or radiation. The procedure is often used to treat patients with either leukaemia or lymphoma cancer. Because the chemotherapy or radiation treatment damages healthy cells alongside cancer …

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Therapeutic Cloning

When people think of the word ‘cloning’ they are often hit with frightening images of duplicate human beings being created in somewhat of a mad scientist style experiment. In fact, many members of the public were outraged when “Dolly” the sheep resulted from a cloning experiment in Scotland. Therapeutic cloning, …

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