Tag Archives: Stem Cells

Interview: Stem cells have huge potential but must be handled with care

Dr Mariappan’s lab is involved in basic and translational research towards addressing the problems of retinal and corneal diseases using different sources of adult and pluripotent stem cells.

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Interview: AIIMS should develop newer areas in medicine and bring them to the fore — Dr Randeep Guleria

Dr Randeep Guleria, a renowned pulmonologist, was recently appointed as director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. In an exclusive interview with India Medical Times, Dr Guleria shares his views on the challenges being faced by the AIIMS and improvements he wants to bring in as director of the premier medical institute.

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In a unique trial, scientists will try to bring brain-dead people back to life

Washington: Bioquark Inc, a biotech company, has reportedly received ethical permission in the US and in India to recruit 20 brain-dead people, surviving solely on life-support, and try to bring them back to life.

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German’s stem cells give Kerala girl new lease of life

Kochi (IANS): Thanks to a 55-year-old German national, a 16-year-old Kerala girl suffering from an advanced stage of leukaemia or bone marrow cancer has got a new lease of life after she was transfused healthy stem cells donated by him.

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Private cord blood banks are fooling the public, say doctors

Bengaluru (IANS): Cord blood banking (CBB) with dubious benefits has become a money-making scam in India and needs tighter control to protect gullible parents from being exploited, top medical researchers say.

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Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells

Stockholm: New studies by Swedish researchers at institutions including the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute are questioning the notion that infertility can be treated with stem cells.

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Researchers create embryonic stem cells without embryo

Washington: Since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells, scientists have had high hopes for their use in treating a wider variety of diseases because they are pluripotent, which means they are capable of differentiating into one of many cell types in the body.

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Indian scientists create red blood cells from stem cells

Chennai: A team of scientists from the department of engineering design at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has created enough red blood cells from stem cells to be used as ‘artificial blood’ in people who need transfusion.

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Hip disorder patients treated using stem cells

Bangalore: A multi-specialty hospital here has successfully used stem cells to cure a hip joint disorder, relieving affected patients from expensive surgery and conservative treatment.

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Stem cells may prevent post-injury arthritis

Washington: Researchers at Duke University Health System may have found a promising stem cell therapy for preventing osteoarthritis after a joint injury.

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