Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it’s the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don’t have. The key was to acknowledge a reality in the development of islets, or […]
Canada’s chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a “safer supply” of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts.
Two prestigious US hospitals have concluded a prominent cardiologist whose research served as the foundation for cardiac stem cell therapy fabricated or falsified data in at least 31 published studies that should now be retracted. Piero Anversa’s research first made waves in 2001, when he published a paper in Nature suggesting that stem cells could […]
A Dutch firm has been commissioned by the Norwegian government to bury a sunken Nazi submarine in sand to stop the 1,800 barrels of toxic chemicals onboard from leaking into the sea. More than 60 years after the 2,400-ton U-boat was torpedoed by the British Navy off the coast of Norway, the vessel continues to […]
Dozens of unlicensed clinics offering stem cell treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions have sprung up in Canada, marketing their services through direct-to-consumer online advertising, a study has found.
Believe it or not, scientists are still discovering new forms of stem cells — and these latest examples could shake up how doctors treat a multitude of common injuries. A Stanford-led research team has identified the human skeletal stem cell, helping the group create a “family tree” of cells that can regenerate bones and cartilage. […]
In November 2016, shortly after the presidential election, students from six U.S. universities appeared in a promotional video titled “You Are Welcome Here.” Their message intended to reassure the one million international students already in the country—and the ones who might be rethinking their plans—that they were still valued. Today, more than 300 schools participate […]
Up to 150,000 people in Britain suffer from Crohn’s disease, a painful and chronic intestinal disorder which is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gut bacteria. The new treatment aims to reset a patient’s immune system so it no longer sees the gut as an enemy to attack, “curing” them of […]
THOUSANDS of patients with untreatable Crohn’s disease could now be cured with an infusion of their own stem cells, experts believe. And they say the pioneering technique, which has had success in preliminary trials, could be applied to other devastating immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
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