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

August 27, 2014

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If regenerative medicine is to become a reality, research efforts must now focus on the environment that stem cells need to grow and transform, a review has found.
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Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study.
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A special kind of cell that has the power to turn into spinal cord, muscle and bone cells has been produced in the lab for the first time using stem cells.

August 26, 2014

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Thanks to important discoveries in basic and clinical research and technological advances, the fight against cancer has mobilized into a complex offensive spanning multiple fronts.
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Anyone who has suffered an injury can probably remember the after-effects, including pain, swelling or redness. These are signs that the body is fighting back against the injury.

August 25, 2014

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Two female patients achieved clinical remission from the rare, debilitating neurological disease called stiff person syndrome (SPS, which can be marked by a "tin soldier" gait) after an autologous...
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are present in virtually every type of human tissue and may help in organ regeneration after injury.

August 24, 2014

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Johns Hopkins stem cell biologists have found a way to reprogram a patient's skin cells into cells that mimic and display many biological features of a rare genetic disorder called familial...

August 22, 2014

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By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in humans.
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Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
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Chemically extracted acellular allogeneic nerve, from which Schwann cells, myelin sheath and disintegrating fragments have been removed, reduced postoperative immune rejection.

August 20, 2014

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Up until puberty, the pancreas is more adaptable and possesses a greater potential for self-healing than had previously been assumed.
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New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain.
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A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

August 19, 2014

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Tissue engineering technologies offer new treatment strategies for the repair of peripheral nerve injury, but cell loss between seeding and adhesion to the scaffold remains inevitable.
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Stem cell researchers at the Blond McIndoe Laboratory, University of Manchester, UK, led by Dr Adam Reid, present a review of the current literature on the suitability of adipose-derived stem cells...
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In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston...

August 18, 2014

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A research group at the muscle physiology and cell biology unit, the Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan, led by Dr.
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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) give rise to all other blood cell types, but their development and how their fate is determined has long remained a mystery.

August 15, 2014

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Mammalian adult central nerve system (CNS) injuries are devastating because of the intrinsic difficulties for effective neuronal regeneration.