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Stem Cells Could Provide New Skin To Burn Victims


Research as begun at a lab in Australia to create complete skin for transplant which could change the lives of people with serious burn injuries, said a spokesperson for the Sydney Burns Foundation. Burns victims are currently treated with skin grafts or with sheets of skin grown using their skin cells. Unfortunately the current process [...]

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How Stem Cells Could Revolutionize Cosmetic Surgery


Plastic surgery is a thriving industry not just in America, but across the globe. According to a recent study published in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgery procedures are predicted to exceed 55 million annually by the year 2015. However, it is often forgotten that a significant [...]

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New Stem Cell Research Facility At UC Davis


A brand new facility, the $62 million UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, which is supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, officially opened on March 10, at the Sacramento campus. The new building is the first of many major, CIRM-supported laboratories to open. California’s stem cell agency provided most of the funding for [...]

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Scientists Can Grow Bacon From Stem Cells


Well, at least they are headed in that direction. To make meat production more humane, and to help slow global warming due to livestock over-farming, scientists from Denmark have developed a way to grow edible meat in the lab, from the stem cells of pigs. The petrie dish meat doesn’t yet taste or look very [...]

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Embryo Ruling Good For Stem Cell Research


A ruling from the Irish Supreme Court has reignited that country’s debate over the legal status of human embryos, confirming the legality of research with human embryonic stem cells but leaving such work in a regulatory limbo that may not be resolved soon. On 15 December, the court ruled that human embryos outside the womb [...]

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Stem Cells Can Kill HIV-Infected Cells


Researchers at the AIDS Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently announced that they have found a type of stem cells that could fight against HIV. The cells can be activated so that they immediately start looking for and attacking all cells that have been infected with the HIV retrovirus. [...]

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Pfizer Acquires Stem-Cell Therapy From Athersys


Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recently announced that it was buying the rights to a controversial cell therapy from Athersys, a biotech company. This is all part of the corporations plan to become more involved in the ever-growing interest in stem cell therapies and research. The acquisition will give Pfizer rights to develop Athersys’s cells to treat [...]

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Obama’s New Embryonic Stem Cell Research Policy


Washington, D.C.– With President Obama’s newly established policy concerning embryonic stem cell research, scientists will now have the chance to explore the use of stem cells derived from excess fertility clinic embryos, with the aid of federal funding, according to a document issued by the president on March 9, 2009. In the document titled “Removing [...]

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Preserve Our Legacy – Jaden’s Law Walk


Jaden Hilton was a little boy who lost his battle with leukemia on January 29, 2007. Jaden endured months of battle to win his battle with leukemia. He need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Unfortunately, his parents, his brother nor any of his relatives were a match for him. Due to the lack of [...]

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French Scientists Make Skin From Stem Cells


French scientists have found a way to create human skin rapidly from stem cells, which could potentially save the lives of many burns victims who are vulnerable to infection and currently must wait weeks for a skin graft. They made the breakthrough by creating a patch of human skin on a mouse’s back using stem [...]

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