The mysterious embryonic stem cell

Stem cells are mysterious. They are cells that make or replenish other cells. For example, when you donate blood, your ...

Philippines to be headquarters of stem cell therapy and research hub of Asia

The much-anticipated opening of the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies (ARCCT) will soon be taking stem cell therapy treatment ...

Personhood vs. stem cell research

Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July ...

Is addiction genetic?

Is addiction a moral defect, a mental illness or a party trick gone wrong? Two events, a policy and a ...

Stem cell therapy helps paralysed man walk

For nearly three years, Sundar (26) was waiting to be told that he could to regain control of his bladder ...
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Genes that stunts infants` growth found

Scientists have identified a gene mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome, a rare disorder that causes stunted growth in babies, a ...

Stem cell procedure treats bone disease

Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are extracting stem cells from the bone marrow of patients in need of hip repair ...

Genes may hold the key to a life of success, study suggests

Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was ...

‘Marry out?’ Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews have historically been an endogamous population. Marrying within the group remains important to many Jews because endogamy is ...

Gene discovery could lead to birth control pill for men

When it comes to birth control, numerous options are available to women to help them regulate their menstrual cycle and ...

Gene screens show Appalachian Mulungeons likely of sub-Saharan ancestry

For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents ...

Breakthrough in stem cell technology a first in Africa

A team of researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the first in Africa to establish ...
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Turning DNA into a hard drive

Silicon-based computers are fine for typing term papers and surfing the Web, but scientists want to make devices that can ...

Do obesity genes influence our eating habits?

Is there an obesity gene? Or at least a genetic trigger that drives some people to eat more than others? ...

Researchers find a way to delay aging of stem cells

Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a series of biological events that implicate the stem ...

Old drug could have new use as cancer stem cell killer

An old drug once routinely used as a treatment for schizophrenia appears to have a hidden talent, Canadian researchers have ...

Stem cells take root in drug development

Stem cells have assumed near-mythical status in the popular imagination as a possible cure for every disease under the sun ...

Researchers use light to switch on gene expression

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using ...
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Gene find suggests hormone-free male birth control possible within 5 years

Scientists have found a gene that plays an integral part in male fertility, giving researchers hope for the future development ...

Two patients get eye stem cells transplanted to restore sight

Two people have had stem cells transplanted into their eyes as part of a clinical trial to restore their sight ...
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Biotech a drug discovery engine

We sometimes hear about diminishing returns in cancer research and development in the big pharmaceutical companies. They tell us, traditional ...

Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans

In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has ...

How environmental effects regulate genes

Swiss researchers provide evidence that a protein in the cell nucleus responds to environmental stimuli like a kind of sensor, ...

From stem cell to brain cell: New technique mimics the brain

A new technique that converts stem cells into brain cells has been developed by researchers at Lund University. The method ...
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Stem cells curb chronic pain in mice, will it work for humans?

Replacing dead or dysfunctional nerve cells with new, healthy ones derived from stem cells eases chronic pain in mice, a ...

Stem cell function loss can be delayed by finding their niche

Stem cells often lose their effectiveness when removed from their normal microenvironment in the body -- the "niche", as it's ...

Size and stickiness predict stem cell future

The size and consistency of fat-derived stem cells can predict what type of cell they will become—findings that could lead ...

Study finds voter genetics may predict election outcomes

New studies led by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows specific genetic traits may predispose people to ...