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New Study Yields Unique Drug Responses With Patient-Derived Stem Cells


A new study of mitochondrial deficits in iPSC-derived neural cells, funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that patient-derived stem cells yield differing responses for cells derived from patients with different etiologies of Parkinson’s disease. The study suggests that Parkinson’s intervention may someday be tailored to individuals based [...]

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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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Diseases Treated with Umbilical Cord Blood


The umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells which are termed as hematopoietic cells. These cells have the capability to produce different kinds of cells in the blood i.e. red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It is found that stem cell transplantation cannot be used to treat all kinds of diseases but [...]

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How much do you know about donating umbilical cord blood?


1. How many diseases are currently being treated with stem cells from umbilical cord blood? A. 10 B. 20 C. 30 D. 40 2. My child’s umbilical cord blood can potentially be used to treat: A. My Child B. My Child’s Siblings C. Myself D. All of the above 3. Current research on future stem [...]

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