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EMILY BOURKE: An expert panel of scientists and clinicians is warning people against going overseas for costly and unproven stem cell treatment for cerebral palsy.
But repeated infections and inflammation can deplete these cell populations, potentially leading to the development of serious blood conditions such as cancer.
Of all the medical diagnoses a physician can make, the diagnosis of ALS--amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--is one of the most devastating.
It took an intense campaign in Michigan in 2008 to get voters to approve proposal 2, allowing embryonic stem-cell research.
Phase I trial of Neuralstem's neural stem cells in ALS was just presented. I alerted investors about this potential catalyst in my recent blog .
A human embryo, containing about a couple hundred cells, is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
We talked last week about what OHSU called a scientific breakthrough, which allowed them to create stem cells from human skin cells.
Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.
Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated . A stem cell divides
The Philippine Medical Association has taken up the dare of Vice President Jejomar Binay to examine him to determine if there is truth to rumors he is suffering from a serious disease.
An experimental stem-cell treatment has restored the sight of a man blinded by the degeneration of his retinal cells.
The promise of stem cells, along with the controversy surrounding it, has made the industry a hot-button issue for many.
The news that researchers have used cloning to make human embryos for the purpose of producing stem cells may have some people wondering if it would ever be possible to clone a person.
Researchers remove the genetic material from an unfertilized human egg cell in the first step toward creating a cloned human embryo A new stem cell discovery has reawakened controversy about human cloning - though technical challenges mean scientists are far from being able to create human babies as in Michael Bay's 2005 sci-fi flick "The Island." ... (more)
Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, recently speculated on where her father might stand on same-sex marriage.