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Three-parent fertility method could remove gene defects

Biologists in Oregon report they've produced early-stage human embryos with genes from three parents, a new method that some day ...
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Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
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Stem cell study identifies early issues in Rett syndrome

Neural stem cells from people with Rett syndrome show early signs of dysfunction, according to unpublished research presented at the ...

Human trials using stem cells to treat a genetic nerve disease

Following up on yesterday's post below, another important study was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine that brings ...

New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses’ scalps

Death will come for us all one day, but life will not fade from our bodies all at once. After ...
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Stem cells show early promise for rare brain disorder

Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal. Scientists have safely transplanted ...
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Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosismay be ...
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Stem cells transplanted in human brain create myelin

Neural stem cells transplanted into the brains of people with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) can differentiate and begin producing the myelin ...
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Genoeconomics: Is our financial future in our chromosomes?

The GLP carried a provocative article this week outlining the latest twist in the emerging debate over genoeconomics—the nexus of ...

Researchers link genetic mutation to psychiatric disease and obesity

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric ...

Stem cells transplanted into 1st Macular-Degeneration patient

StemCells Inc. (STEM) said it transplanted neural stem cells into its first patient with dry age-related macular degeneration, pushing forward ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating traumatic brain injuries?

As part of Rainbow Coral Corp.'s mission to deliver effective new cures for traumatic brain injury, the company is investigating ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...

Study shows stem cells may prevent and cure Alzheimer’s

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea's leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute ...
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Mayo Clinic finds way to weed out problem stem cells, making therapy safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy ...

Study shows steps to isolate stem cells from brain tumors

A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) details an assay to identify brain tumor initiating stem cells ...

Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists. This freely accessible ...

Scientists create map of human brain

A comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain that reveals the activity of genes across the entire organ has been ...

First human whole-brain genetic map created

A team at the Allen Institute for Brain Science has created the first human brain-wide map of gene expression data ...
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Cord blood-derived stem cells: New therapeutic option for brain disorders?

Stem cell technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine, but the revolution has been considerably slower than expected. Government restrictions ...
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Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

In a new study, scientists were able to restore partial hearing to deaf gerbils by implanting human embryonic stem cells ...

Single change in genetic sequence can significantly impact BMI variability

One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new ...

DNA methylation study finds key to bee destiny

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on September 16, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site ...

Genetic role in nicotine addiction and cessation

As everyone knows, smoking kills. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking can lead to cancer, ...

Stem cell supplement approved in Taiwan

RBC Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: RBCL) announced today that the Company's stem cell supplement, Stem-Kine™, has been approved for importation ...

Newborn screening can help prevent problems

Newborn babies are screened, even if they look healthy, because some medical conditions cannot be seen by just looking at ...

Ancient human kin’s DNA code illuminates rise of brains

DNA analysis of an extinct human ancestor that lived 80,000 years ago has pinpointed fundamental genes tied to the brain’s ...

Single gene has major impact on gaits in horses and in mice

Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single ...