Researchers in the United States have shared preliminary findings of two studies that could lead to a stem cell gene therapy for Angelman Syndrome. The findings were recently revealed at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting held in San Diego, California.
Bringing a newborn baby home from the hospital is exciting, terrifying, daunting, wild, busy, crazy and everything else. It’s a whole new experience that you’re unlikely to be prepared for – even if this isn’t your first (every baby’s different). We’re going to share our top tips for new dads to help you make the most of this special time.
Scientists have made some incredible breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research in the past few decades. These breakthroughs have resulted in stem cells being used to treat more than 80 different diseases, including many forms of cancer, immune system disorders, metabolic disorders, and blood disorders.
The Holiday Season, it’s a time of family, friends and fun, but often mixed with a little sprinkle of disruption and too much excitement! Here’s our top parenting tips for the holiday season.
A team of Japanese researchers recently announced that they have successfully transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease. It is the first stage of a trial testing the ability of induced Pluripotent Stem cells (iPSCs) to treat Parkinson’s. The trial is being performed by researchers from the Kyoto University in Japan.
Many moms will make a conscious effort to breastfeed their child after birth. It's not for everyone, as some new moms will find breastfeeding impossible (or simply prefer not to) and some babies don't agree with breast milk. However, if this is something you want to do, here are 6 of our top tips for eating healthy while breastfeeding.
According to figures from the World Health Organisation, up to one billion people currently suffer from a neurological disorder of some type. This is approximately 1 in 6 of the world’s population. The WHO also reports that as many as 6.8 million people die due to a neurological condition each year.
Neurological disorders include a range of diseases and injuries that that affect the brain, spine, and nerves that connect them. Medical researchers have identified more than 600 different neurological disorders ranging from common conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours through to less common ailments like frontotemporal dementia.
Determining how much television is healthy for a child to watch can be difficult for a parent. Watching the television can be very entertaining for young children, it may help them develop some language skills and it gives them a chance to learn about the world. On the other hand it can be very addictive and research has shown it can even contribute to obesity, poor grades, sleep problems and behavioral issues (Med.umich.edu, 2015).
Stem cell transplants are designed to replace the patient’s unhealthy cells with healthy ones. The most common sources of these healthy cells are the umbilical cord blood and bone marrow.
Cord blood refers to the blood that is collected from an infant's umbilical cord after delivery, so that it may be tested, frozen, and subsequently stored cord blood bank for future use. The cord blood contains unique stem cells that can potentially treat more than 80 medical conditions.
The bone marrow, on the other hand, is extracted from the breastbone, skull, hips, ribs or spine, as these contain stem cells which produce the following types of blood cells:
A good number of women get early signs of pregnancy, especially those that consistently monitor changes in their bodies. However, it is important to point out that pregnancy symptoms vary from one woman to the other. Here are the most common early signs of pregnancy to look out for.