A team of researchers in the United States has developed a new biosensor system that makes it easier to monitor how stem cells change into mature cells. This breakthrough will help scientists understand the progression of diseases like Parkinson’s disease, making it easier to develop effective treatments.
A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Mayo Clinic has described how stem cells can be used to treat a rare neurological disease. The condition, called neuromyelitis optica, can cause sufferers to become blind and lose the ability to walk within a few years of diagnosis.
The National Marrow Donor Program often shares the stories of people who have survived cancer after receiving a stem cell transplant. They recently shared a short video featuring a cancer survivor named Howie. This is his story.
The world was shocked when Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher suffered a catastrophic accident while skiing in 2013. He fell and hit his head on a rock, which caused a traumatic brain injury.
Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare inherited disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. This degeneration triggers a variety of symptoms affecting cognition, movements, and speech.
Cells4Life is one of the industry’s leading private cord blood banks. We currently store more than 150,000 cord blood samples for parents from the UK and over 50 other countries.
Cells4Life cord blood bank was recently recognised by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). This is a globally renowned association that assesses the practices, standards, and quality control mechanisms of companies that collect, process and store cord blood.
A recent study performed by researchers at the University of California San Diego suggests that miniature human brain models grown from stem cells make brain waves like premature babies. The findings may shed some light on the behaviour of the developing brain and may someday help doctors treat various brain diseases. It is the first time that researchers have seen this kind of neural activity in mini-brains, which are also called ‘organoids’.
Transplant donors are generous individuals who give a part of their body to another human being. In many cases, their donation saves the life of the recipient or helps the recipient enjoy a much higher standard of living.
In a world first, a team of Japanese scientists has managed to repair a damaged cornea using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The process may be used to restore vision to millions of people who have damaged corneal tissue.
There has been a massive growth in the number of stem cell clinics around the world in the past few years. Many of these clinics use stem cells to treat conditions that are not currently curable using traditional medicine.