How Your Love Handles Could Help Someone With Diabetes

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Nature Communications reports that researchers at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have succeeded in genetically reprogramming adipose stem cells into functional, insulin-producing beta cells. The team of biotechnologists, led by Professor Martin Fussenegger, extracted fat cells from a 50-year-old study subject and applied so-called “genetic software” to convert [Read More]

Reversing Osteoporosis One Stem Cell at a Time

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Osteoporosis is asymptomatic until it presents itself with a fracture. The condition affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide and causes close to 9 million fractures every year. Hip fractures resulting from senile osteoporosis nearly always require hospitalization and are fatal in 20 percent of patients, leaving another 50 percent permanently disabled. Only a third [Read More]

How Stem Cells Limit The Negative Effects of Brain Cancer Radiation

Stem cell therapy has already shown tremendous promise in healing areas of the brain damaged by radiation injury from cancer treatment. Scientists at the University of California Irvine have now made a promising discovery that an isolated part of stem cells called microvesicles can produce comparable benefits, without some of the risks associated with stem [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy: Not Without Risk

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Stem cell therapy is becoming a phrase thrown around with abandon. People are increasingly aware of regenerative medicine as a panacea for a spectrum of maladies, ranging from baldness to blindness. Clinics offering adult stem cell treatments are mushrooming in unregulated medical tourism centers in far-flung countries, offering hope to the desperately ill. Stem cells [Read More]

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