Archive For The “Stem Cells” Category

Cost is a major challenge in stem cells therapy: Dr Na’eem Sadiq

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Cost is a major challenge in stem cells therapy: Dr Na’eem Sadiq

Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Dr Na’eem Sadiq, Medical Director, PLEXUS NEURO and STEM CELL RESEARCH CENTER, Bengaluru to know more about stem cell therapy and the challenges associated with it. STEM CELL : TRENDS Stem cell is a word which evokes lot of responses both positive and negative. Few people know that the origin…

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Investigation Into 170 U.S. Stem Cell Clinics Finds Some Scary Trends

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Investigation Into 170 U.S. Stem Cell Clinics Finds Some Scary Trends

Medical clinics that provide largely unregulated stem cell treatments are popping up all over the U.S. But a new study out Thursday suggests that these clinics aren’t all the same, and some might be more likely to give patients unsafe or useless treatments than others. Previous studies have broadly tried to gauge what the direct-to-consumer stem…

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Saving Deddi’s Life: What Donating Stem Cells To My Father Taught Me

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Saving Deddi’s Life: What Donating Stem Cells To My Father Taught Me

I was the match. My father had been diagnosed a few months ago with a potentially fatal leukemia, and it turned out my biology made me the best potential donor of the cells that could give him a better chance at survival. “I’m sorry I have to make you do this,” he said over the…

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Diabetes Treatment: Stem Cells Can Be Used To Treat Diabetes Soon

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Diabetes Treatment: Stem Cells Can Be Used To Treat Diabetes Soon

It turns out that scientists who are striving to create more effective treatments for diabetes are turning towards stem cells. Stem cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls sugar. However, the amount of insulin produced by these cells is difficult to control. By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human…

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Nanoparticles May Promote Cancer Spread

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Nanoparticles May Promote Cancer Spread

Nanomedicines, considered as providing an efficient way to transcend the limits of standard cancer treatments, could also have unintended and harmful side effects like accelerating cancer spread, say researchers. The findings caution against possible side effects of cancer nanomedicines, which are designed to kill cancer cells, and other common nanoparticles but paves the way for…

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Ayurveda Skincare: 5 Incredible Ayurvedic Secrets For Flawless Skin

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Ayurveda Skincare: 5 Incredible Ayurvedic Secrets For Flawless Skin

Pollution, chemical products, poor dietary choices, lifestyle habits, there are umpteen reasons why our skin is getting dull and lifeless by the day. You may think that a trip to parlour may magically fix the blemishes, but you also know that these temporary quick fixes are not helping your skin as a whole, the health…

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New Drug To Delay Ageing Discovered

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New Drug To Delay Ageing Discovered

This treatment can help the elderly to become fitter, faster and stronger Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function. As human bodies age, they increasingly lose the ability to repair and rebuild degenerating skeletal muscles. This can dramatically limit…

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Kidneys Grown In Rats Could Pave Way For Human Transplant Options

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Kidneys Grown In Rats Could Pave Way For Human Transplant Options

:  Scientists said Wednesday they have successfully used mice stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for transplant. But the researchers cautioned that their success was only a first step and that “serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues” remain before the process…

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