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Scientists Edit Heart Muscle Gene in Stem Cells, May Be Able to Predict Risk

(CNN) – In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to actually cause a disease has not been conclusively determined — or ruled out.  In other words, the … Read More

New Stem Cell Technique Tested for Babies with Life-Threatening Heart Condition

(CBS News) – Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are trying something new. They’re collecting the baby’s cord blood at birth to gather stem cells. Then when the child undergoes the second HLHS [hypoplastic left heart syndrome] surgery, “We’re going … Read More

Researchers Show Feasibility of Stem Cell-Derived Organoids for Developing Gene Therapy Vectors

(News Medical) – A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in the efficiency of gene transfer to both retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and … Read More

Researchers Shed Light on How Stem Cells Move

(News Medical) – Now, mathematician Laura Wadkin and colleagues have shown that human embryonic stem cells move by traveling back and forth in a line and have shed light on how the cells interact with each other and their environment. … Read More

Legit Stem Cell Therapies Advance as Bogus Clinics Proliferate

(Medscape) – Stem cell transplantation research continues to show encouraging benefits in inducing long-term remission of multiple sclerosis (MS), but many are cashing in on the hopes raised by headlines of “game-changing” results, to the detriment of patients as well … Read More

Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer’s

(News-Medical) – Stem cell therapy is one of the new-age therapeutic approaches being explored for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. The plaques and tangles in the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient affect two essential proteins: ‘amyloid beta’ and ‘tau’. Due to … Read More

Scientists Have 3D Printed the Most Advanced Artificial Cornea Ever Using Human Cells

(The Verge) – Scientists have 3D printed the thin protective film over the eye, called the cornea, using human cells — and it’s the most advanced version of an artificial cornea yet. Should the technology improve, it could help millions … Read More

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