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The field of regenerative medicine is hot and running on all cylinders.  By using stem cells extracted from a patient, the doctors were able to regenerate a perfect blood vessel that has literally saved a little girl’s life. I...
Results from a new study suggest low doses of the diabetes drug metformin may effectively destroy pancreatic cancer stem cells, reducing the risk of tumor growth or recurrence. Metformin has previously shown promise in reducing breast cancer risk, after researchers...
Scientists have used stem cells to grow a rudimentary eye in the laboratory in a landmark study that raises the prospect of creating tissues to treat blindness and tease apart how diseases can destroy eyesight, The Guardian reported. The...
A new study has shown that adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found that stem cells manufactured with the...
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have isolated a gene that encourages cancer to move around the body, according to the BBC News. Blocking the gene could prevent the spread of cancer in the body because the gene,...
US scientists have successfully grown human veins in a lab, which may revolutionize heart bypass surgery and kidney dialysis procedures, the Daily Mail reported. ...
According to a new study, researchers have discovered that 1-day-old mice can regenerate working heart tissue, the Los Angeles Times reported. ...
Sometimes, the smallest alterations lead to the largest breakthroughs. In what appears to be a promising step forward in the war against AIDS, researchers have genetically engineered patients' vital immune system cells to make them resistant to HIV infection,...
For the first time in the United States, a man can credit his own stem cells with fixing his broken heart, The Denver Channel reported. ...
Scientists have high hopes for cells that are programmed to unwind into an embryonic state - allowing them to develop into any kind of cell in the body - but two recent studies show that work remains before the...
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