Posts Tagged “Cells”

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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