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Latest Health News and Medical News posted throughout the day, every day.

April 15, 2014

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Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats.
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As multicellular creatures go, planaria worms are hardly glamorous. To say they appear rudimentary is more like it.

April 14, 2014

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Researchers from the University of Michigan found that a compound in Silly Putty - a children's moulding toy - helped turn stem cells into working motor neurons more efficiently.
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In early fetal development, skin wounds undergo regeneration and healing without scar formation.
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UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body's own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting.
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The activity of four transcription factors - proteins that regulate the expression of other genes - appears to distinguish the small proportion of glioblastoma cells responsible for the...

April 11, 2014

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A series of previous studies suggested that the neuronal differentiation rate of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells during the in vitro culture reached 78-92%, but their in vivo transplantation...

April 3, 2014

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A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been...
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Rare, very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) isolated from human adult tissues could provide a new source for developing regenerative therapies to repair complex tissues damaged by disease or...
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Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed.

April 2, 2014

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and Gentium S.p.A., a Jazz Pharmaceuticals company, have announced the commencement of the European commercial launch of Defitelio®q (defibrotide), the first licensed...
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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine.
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Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing.

April 1, 2014

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New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years.

March 31, 2014

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The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists.
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Just as archeologists try to decipher ancient tablets to discern their meaning, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists are working to decode the purpose of an ancient gene considered one of...

March 29, 2014

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Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation is a novel means of treating cerebral ischemia/reperfusion, and can promote angiogenesis and neurological functional recovery.

March 28, 2014

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Relief from chronic venous insufficiency may come in the form of a tiny heart constructed from adult stem cells, which pumps blood through veins with faulty valves.

March 27, 2014

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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) and UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists have shown that by encapsulating immature pancreatic cells derived from human embryonic...
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What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments for a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide?New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C.