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Stem Cell Therapy to Tackle HIV

ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2010) — A novel stem cell therapy that arms the immune system with an intrinsic defence against HIV could be a powerful strategy to tackle the disease. Professor Ben Berkhout speaking at the Society for General Microbiology’s spring meeting in Edinburgh explains how this new approach could dramatically improve the quality of life … Continue reading

2011-10-26 NEWS

Stem cell injection to heart shows promise

April 13, 2010 Procedure that worked on Montreal man a possible alternative to transplants   Injecting stem cells into a Montreal man’s heart seems to have helped heal the organ, say researchers investigating the experimental procedure. The case is part of the first study in Canada to evaluate the safety and feasibility of injecting different … Continue reading

2011-10-25 NEWS

Scientists Solve Mystery of Fragile Stem Cells; New Findings to Speed Research On Potential Therapies

ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2010) — Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the laboratory, providing scientists with useful new techniques and moving the field closer to the day when stem cells can be used for therapeutic purposes. The research is … Continue reading

2011-10-25 NEWS

Vatican to finance adult stem cell research

ROME — The Vatican is pushing for research of adult stem cells as an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells, which the Catholic Church opposes because it maintains that the destruction of the embryo amounts to the killing of human life. On Friday, the Catholic Church threw its support and resources behind the study of … Continue reading

2011-10-25 NEWS

Researchers engineer adult stem cells that do not age

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Biomedical researchers at the University at Buffalo have engineered adult stem cells that scientists can grow continuously in culture, a discovery that could speed development of cost-effective treatments for diseases including heart disease, diabetes, immune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. UB scientists created the new cell lines – named “MSC Universal” – by … Continue reading

2011-10-25 Anti-aging