Archive | April, 2009

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Micheal J Fox Discusses Stem Cell Research on Oprah show


Michael J Fox talks about stem cell research with Oprah Winfrey. Stem cell research could potentially cure parkinson’s disease, which Michael suffers from.

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Larry King Asks Pastor Joel Osteen & Wife About “Stem Cell Research”


Controversial topic for Pastor Joel Osteen and his wife. Larry King asks them how they feel about the topic of stem cells. Pastor Joel doesn’t like the idea of ‘Playing God’.

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Cord Blood Controversy – Choosing Private or Public Storage


Cord blood which was considered a waste at one point of time, is now looked as a life-saving entity by many. Many parents decide to preserve cord blood, which is rich in stem cells, and is used to treat more than seventy different diseases such as leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, neuroblastoma, genetic diseases, and [...]

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Umbilical Cord Blood Could Help To Build New Heart Valves


Babies born with heart defects may one day be able to receive perfectly matched new heart valves built using stem cells from their umbilical cord blood. When these children are born with malfunctioning heart valves that cannot be surgically repaired, they rely on replacements from animal tissue, compatible human organ donations or artificial materials. These [...]

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AMD Stem Cell Treatment


Stem cell research looks to cure age-related macular degeneration (AMD), increasing the pharmaceutical industry’s growing confidence in the medical potential of stem cells. The prospect of using embryonic stem cells to treat the most common cause of blindness in humans has moved closer after a major investment was made into research from the world’s largest [...]

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Umbilical Cord Blood Harvesting


It is a prerequisite to create awareness about the procedure of cord blood harvesting to the parents while promoting the advantages of the umbilical cord blood. Many parents fear that cord blood collection might harm the child or the mother. But the truth is the collection of cord blood does not harm the mother or [...]

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Researchers Collaborate on Stem Cell Therapy for Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)


A research team made up of scientists from the University of Utah is collaborating on a stem cell therapy to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Together with John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Q therapeutics Inc, and the help of a $5 million dollars in funding from the [...]

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Stem Cell Therapy Could Cure AMD Blindess Within the Decade


Scientists in Britain have developed the world’s first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness. The treatment will tackle age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness.  Many respected surgeons are predicting that it will become a routine, one-hour procedure that will be generally available in six or seven [...]

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