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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...
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...
Scientists say that they have been able to use bladder cells grown in a laboratory to repair injured urinary systems in boys - an achievement that may mark an advancement in the field of tissue engineering, HealthDay News reported....
Results from a clinical trial have shown that cutting-edge gene therapy on Parkinson's disease patients significantly improved the tremors, rigidity and other motor skill problems that are associated with the disease,...
University of Miami cardiologists are reporting success in a preliminary clinical trial of a stem cell therapy they hope will someday be the standard for mending scars left over from heart attacks, according to the Miami Herald.If the procedure...
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...
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