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First Man Cured of HIV Infection Now Has Terminal Cancer

(Associated Press) – Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago. Brown, dubbed “the … Read More

As Covid-19 Depletes Blood Supplies, Scientists Test an Alternative

(Wall Street Journal) – At a lab in Kyoto, Japan, scientists are running a pioneering clinical trial to treat this singular patient with a long-sought goal: artificial blood. Led by Dr. Koji Eto and a team at Kyoto University’s Center … Read More

Scientists Grow the First Functioning Mini Human Heart Model

(Medical Xpress) – Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue.

How Do You Separate Scientifically Sound Stem Cell Therapies from Scams?

(STAT News) – For patients who’ve run out of other options, experimental, unproven therapies like stem cell treatments offer new hope. But how do you sort the scientifically legitimate from the dangerous? Regenerative medicine is a controversial field, still in … Read More

How Close Are We to Making Babies from Bone Marrow?

(Discover) – In 2007, a group of researchers reported a startling discovery: They had created sperm-like cells out of stem cells taken from the bone marrow of human men. Two years later, however, the study was retracted due to charges … Read More

Miniature Human Heart 3D Printed Using Stem Cells

(BBC Science Focus) – According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK; that’s nearly 170,000 deaths each year. In a new study, researchers at the University of … Read More

Scientists 3D-Print Human Heart Pump

(Med Gadget) Scientists at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a beating heart muscle ‘pump’ consisting of pluripotent stem cells and an extracellular matrix. The researchers grow the stem cells within the structure until they reach an appropriate cell density, … Read More

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