IIT Hyderabad Scientists Find Cheap & ‘Blue’ Way to 3D-Print Stem Cells With Eel Skin!

You might think it’s your skeleton that holds your body together, but in actuality, it’s collagen—well, at least at the cellular level! Collagen is the protein that keeps your skin taut and teeth strong by filling the gaps between cells, like cement between bricks. Without the structural support of collagen, cells would not be able […]

ICMR asks stakeholders to share evidence on efficacy of stem cells

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)has appealed to doctors across the country to share scientific evidence on clinical efficacy of stem cells in any disease condition or disorder in their specialties. The appeal comes in the wake of several complaints by patients about the misuse of stem cell therapy. The apex research body […]

A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing

Comparison between collagenase-treated and burned rabbit corneas. Credit: Newcastle University New research led by scientists at Newcastle University, UK reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness—by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body. The team discovered that the simple application of a […]

Can Stem Cells Help Rams’ Todd Gurley’s Knee?

The Rams’ Todd Gurley avoiding the Patriots’ Lawrence Guy during Super Bowl LIII on February 3. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald; photo credit: Digital First Media via Getty Images)GETTY The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back, Todd Gurley, has had lingering issues with his left knee since he was drafted in 2015. The knee was bothering […]

Are Stem Cell Transplants A Cure For HIV? Not So Fast

A second patient appears to have been “cured” of HIV following a stem cell transplant procedure, which replaces unhealthy, infected cells, with healthy blood cell precursors. The first successful stem cell transplant occurred in the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown, in 2008 and, ten years later, he is still free of HIV. The current unidentified […]

Lawsuits claim no live stem cells in umbilical cord blood stem cell products

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Four Texas patients have filed lawsuits claiming that expensive off the shelf stem cell injections caused them to get violently sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those injections to ease pain are not approved by the FDA. And, worse, their lawyer claims the products that were used don’t […]

Parents of thalassemic children cry foul over haplo stem cell transplant

Parents of many thalassemic patients, who died after undergoing haploidentical (partially-matched) stem cell or bone marrow transplant at the Soni Manipal Hospital in Jaipur, feel cheated. By the hospital doctor’s admission, 14 of the 26 thalassemia patients have died in less than a year-and-a-half of undergoing the partially matched bone marrow transplant (BMT) since the […]

Science body slams ‘Kauravas were test tube babies’ claim at ISC

A voluntary science body Saturday condemned the ‘Kauravas were test tube babies’ claim made in the Indian Science Congress held here, saying it was “wrong to mix mythology and science”. The Breakthrough Science Society, the body committed to propagate science and scientific outlook, said it was distressing that such “chauvinistic claims” about ancient India were […]

New discovery in stem cells may help build strong muscles in old age

Researchers have found how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. As we grow older, our muscular function declines. So, according to the researchers, this discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. For the study, published in the journal […]