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Japanese scientists have used skin cells to restore a patient’s vision for the first time

Japanese scientists have reported the first successful skin-to-eye stem cell transplant in humans, where stem cells derived from a patient’s skin were transplanted into her eye to partially restore lost vision. The patient, a 70-year-old woman diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – the leading cause of vision impairment in older people –...

Israeli hospital brings hope for ALS victims

New research by Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics helps treat 90 percent of ALS cases tested. New research conducted by Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem together with Israeli company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics has been generating a lot of worldwide attention. Until now, there have been...

MP Daniel Zeichner praises Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Stem Cell Research Centre in Cambridge

Mr Zeichner went to discover how the Alzheimer’s Research UK-run facility at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge is playing a key role in the fight against dementia. The £2million centre was opened this year by the Great Abington-based charity and brings together leading stem cell researchers...

University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University team up for Parkinson’s treatment

University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University researchers are starting down a path they hope will lead to a Holy Grail of brain medicine. “It is probably one of the most exciting things in my career,” said Dr. Ivar Mendez, head of the U of S Brain Repair Program. Researchers...

Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease. The research is one of a number of studies...

Turmeric compound boosts regeneration of brain stem cells

A bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, reveals new research. The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Lead author of the study, Adele Rueger, said: “While several...