Stem Cells and the Aging Brain

Apr 17 2017
An evening of stem cell science in Stockholm Guest Blogger Jan Barfoot, EuroStemCell The evening started with an interactive reception co-ordinated by EuroStemCell, involving a motion controlled 3D brain, a stem cell floor game, the myelination game and great conceptual activity using sweets to explain how...
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Hematopoietic Stem Cells: a New Transplant Paradigm for Multiple Sclerosis?

Apr 17 2017
Expert Contributor: Harold L. Atkins, MD For years now, bone marrow transplants have been used to treat patients with leukemia and other blood disorders. The hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells present in bone marrow can restore a patient’s blood system after it has been devastated by chemotherapy or radiation. This same approach is...
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Bringing Focus to Stem Cell Treatment for Eye Disease

Apr 17 2017
Several eye diseases are considered excellent candidates for stem cell therapy. In particular, widespread ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), as well as a genetic condition called Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (STGD) that afflicts young people, are all potential disease targets for therapeutic approaches.
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Stem Cell Therapies: Are We Blinded by Perception or Focused on Reality?

Apr 17 2017
Is there a stem cell therapy for [insert disease here]? The question arises nearly every day and it is not surprising given the abundance of articles and advertisements promoting the use of “stem cell treatments” for a staggering number of diseases and injuries. A quick search of the internet brings up a long list of...
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Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease

Aug 04 2014
By Maya Chaddah | August 5, 2014 Expert Contributor: Chad Cowan, PhD Scientists and clinicians have long suspected and recently confirmed that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack. However, there has remained a gap between our knowledge of genetic indicators and...
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