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    'Artificial life' breakthrough

    Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell. The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell
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    World's first fatty tissue stem cell transplant

    Dose anyone have anymore info on this. Thanks. World's first fatty tissue stem cell transplant into lung of pulmonary fibrosis patient carried out in Alexandroupolis
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    hip replacements

    British surgeons are pioneering a new technique which uses stem cells to repair bones.
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    Two new genes

    Two new genes associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been identified by a collaborative team of scientists from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), DukeUniversityMedicalCenter and leading COPD researchers from around the world. The study results, published on-line in ?PLOS...
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    ATRA and ESCs

    All-trans retinoic acid (RA) is one of the most important morphogens with pleiotropic actions. Its embryonic distribution correlates with neural differentiation in the developing central nervous system. To explore the precise effects of RA on neural differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells...
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    Tissue regeneration

    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2008;3(4):509-14. Links Tissue regeneration as next-generation therapy for COPD--potential applications.Ohnishi S, Nagaya N. Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan...
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    Muscle wasting

    What happen to yhe copd trials? How it works (down load a few mins)
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    not to hard to swallow

    In science terms, Nanotechnology is new, like stem cells it will have its ups and downs. 7yrs ago+-I started to reading about Nanotechnology. Whats that? I was reading about a camera that could be so small it could be put into our blood stream,and would travel...
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    oesophageal candidiasis (OC)

    This article reviews risk factors, prevention and management of oesophageal candidiasis (OC) in the elderly. Putative risk factors for OC in the elderly include old age itself, malignant disease, antibacterial and corticosteroid use, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acid suppression...
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    step towards clinical use

    CHICAGO - The quest for versatile, grow-in-a-dish transplant tissue took a step towards clinical use Thursday when researchers announced they have found a safe way to transform skin cells into stem cells. Researchers say the method is so promising they hope to apply for approval to begin clinic...
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    Researchers have more control than ever

    This morning Cell magazine published an intriguing article about a breakthrough made by several American scientists researching how stem cells get made. There is a small family of genes responsible for keeping stem cells "pluripotent," a state which allows the cell to turn into almost any other...
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    Time is running out for scientists

    BOSTON, MA - Time is running out for scientists to comment on the proposed National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for the use of human embryonic stem (ES) cell lines and their eligibility for federal funds. The rules as drafted make it possible that funding for almost all existing cell...
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    January 30,, an organization that covers recent news in stem cell therapeutics and has assembled the only comprehensive index of all issued U.S. stem cell patents, congratulates International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB: ISCO), on its recent developments, including...
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    The hunt for stem cell miracle

    Panorama looks at stem cell treatment clinics in China and the Dominican Republic and asks if they are on science's new frontier or offering suspect promises of miracle cures?
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    Cancer brake 'could halt disease'

    Genetic "brakes" which could slow down or stop diseases like MS and cancer have been found by scientists. University of Edinburgh researchers said their findings could lead to new treatments for such illnesses. It was previously thought that a select group of "master" genes was responsible...
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    Era of personalised medicine awaits

    The future that we all envisage is the day when every infant has their genome sequenced at birth and we utilise that information to optimise health throughout their life
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    Stem cell hope for bowel cancer

    Destroying abnormal stem cells could be a way to kill off bowel cancer in its very earliest stages, say UK experts. Immature cells line the gut and normally replace and repair the tissue but malfunctions can lead to cancer. Scientists believe detecting and obliterating these rogue cancer...
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    When will stem cell therapy be a reality?.

    So President Obama has lifted the restriction on US stem cell research, and has been hailed for ushering in an era of new possibilities. Scientists can now collaborate openly and freely across the US and elsewhere without the restriction on what equipment, data or ideas can be shared. But...
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    cruciferous vegetables

    The report (see last paragraph of article above) that indole-3-carbinol is a natural inhibitor of elastase suggests that it might be useful in the treatment of COPD, possibly slowing the progression of the disease. Since indole-3-carbinol is a safe dietary substance that is readily available as...
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    Synthetic blood from embryos

    UK scientists plan a major research project to see if synthetic human blood can be made from embryonic stem cells. Led by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, the three year trial could provide an unlimited supply of blood for emergency transfusions. The blood should be free of...