From strangers to best friends, a stem cell transplant recipient was asked by the man who saved his life to be his best man. The two men, Brett Dingwall and Paul Rogers, became friends following the transplant. Brett Dingwall was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia more than a decade ago. He survived the illness thanks [Read More]
Advances in technology have made it possible for someone to buy the various components of a computer from an electronics store and build a sophisticated, functional, complex machine in their garage. Biologists have been experimenting with a similar approach to repairing and regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the human body.
The results of a study published in Stem Cell Reports indicate the electrical stimulation can be used to guide neural stem cells to the site of damaged brain tissue. This is a breakthrough finding since it will allow scientists to more minutely control stem cell treatment.
Myth #1 – Stem cell therapies are tried and tested The only well-defined and extensively used stem cell treatment is in the hematopoietic (blood) system; for example, bone marrow transplantation, in which healthy bone marrow stem cells replace destroyed and damaged bone marrow (the soft fatty tissue inside bones that produces blood cells). Stem cells [Read More]