A huge step for gene therapy

A new gene therapy from researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital gives hope to children born with an extremely rare ...

Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does ...

Scots-US tie-up on stem cells

Scientists in Scotland and California are to collaborate on medical research that could give new hope to millions with life-threatening ...

Ovarian cancer: experts call for genetic screening

Women with nonmucinous ovarian cancer should be routinely screened for BRCA1/2 mutations, say the Australian authors of groundbreaking research which ...

Diabetes drug may kill cancer stem cells, study says

Results from a new study suggest low doses of the diabetes drug metformin may effectively destroy pancreatic cancer stem cells, ...

How kidneys keep hold of early stem cells

Scientists have identified two proteins that are required to maintain a supply of stem cells in the developing kidneys of ...

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell treatment of heart attacks

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into ...

Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...

Tracking stem cells in the body

Researchers at the University have developed new methods to track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them ...

Genetic testing to choose the right antidepressant

Medication selection is part of the art of psychiatry, but, now, testing is available that promises to make it more ...
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European researchers crack embryonic stem cells mystery

In their groundbreaking study, a European team of researchers evaluated embryonic stem cells grown in a pure undifferentiated state. The ...

Stem cells help reconstruct cancer patient’s breast

A potentially revolutionary way to help breast cancer survivors uses a woman's own stem cells to repair missing or disfigured ...

New method uses stem cells to create cardiac muscle patches

A cutting-edge method developed at the University of Michigan Center for Arrhythmia Research successfully uses stem cells to create heart ...

Women have higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

A major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease – the E4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene -- manifests ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

Controversial stem cell treatment improves stroke patients

In a new controversial stem cell treatment named the PISCES (Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke) trial study, five ...

Study suggests expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA-the genetic instructions ...

Rewriting DNA to understand what it says

Our ability to "read" DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and ...

Company gets OK from New Zealand for stem-cell therapy

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. has received approval for its stem-cell therapy drug in New Zealand, the second country to approve the ...

Midwest patient receives successful stem cell transplant to cure sickle cell disease

Chicagoan Ieshea Thomas is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell ...

Genetic testing of far-right Hungarian politician provokes an uproar

If you think running for office in the United States is rigorous, then you haven't met Hungary's far-right Jobbik party ...

Is Gattaca becoming real?

The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattacaportrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered (GE) with certain desirable ...

Genetic test to better detect HIV in donated blood

Chinese health authorities are promoting advanced methods to test blood supplies to help ensure blood safety and reduce HIV infections ...

European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’

The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical ...

Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors

An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...
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Stem cells stay alive for 17 days in dead bodies

Scientists have revealed that some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...