Currently, patients who require a stem cell transplant often have to wait months while doctors generate enough stem cells to give them a suitable dose. A new platform has just been approved by the FDA which will speed this process up, generating billions of stem cells in a matter of days.
Buying what you need for your newborn baby can easily get out of hand. With friends and families buying this, that, and the other, you can soon be drowning in accessories. But which basics do you actually need? We’re going to look at 10 basics every parent should buy for their newborn.
Researchers have been looking for a cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) for more than 30 years. A team from the University of California, Los Angeles may have found the answer in the form of a new stem cell treatment.
As soon as you know you’re pregnant, it’s vital that you book in your first prenatal check-up around 8 weeks after your last menstrual cycle. Whilst both a scary and exciting experience, it can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. Here’s our guide to your first prenatal check-up:
Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that mostly affects women over the age of 30. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the skin and other organs. It is a very difficult condition to treat, but a new stem cell therapy may soon provide a cure.
Raising kids is no easy feat and one that requires your constant care and attention. Ensuring that your children grow into well-mannered adults with a healthy lifestyle is important for a lot of parents, and to achieve this you need to start thinking about it now.
A group of researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes are developing a new treatment using stem cells that could cure Type 1 diabetes. The treatment gives diabetic patients brand new insulin-producing cells, curing them of the condition.
Becoming a parent, whether it’s for the first time or not, is incredibly exciting. And to ensure everything goes smoothly and that your baby developes correctly, you’re going to want to do everything possible to take care of yourself during your pregnancy.
A healthy pregnancy isn’t impossible to achieve. Here are some simple steps to taking care of yourself while pregnant:
Cardiac stem cell therapy is one of the most promising areas of stem cell research. It can be used to increase the number of functioning heart muscle cells, helping the heart repair itself.
One of the key challenges faced by stem cell researchers in getting the stem cells to remain at the site of the injury after transplantation. Researchers from the North Carolina State University may have found a solution. The team, led by Dr. Ke Cheng, discovered that covering cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can help the stem cells remain in the location where the heart was damaged.
Congratulations on the birth of your newborn baby! This is such an exciting yet stressful time for all new parents. Upon welcoming your newborn into the world, it’s important that you and your doctors are able to tell how healthy they are, and so this is where newborn screening is incredibly important.