Doctors in London, UK have seemingly accomplished a momentous feat in HIV treatment. They claim to have used a stem cell transplant to successfully clear any traces of the virus in their HIV-positive male patient. It’s the second time such a procedure has appeared to permanently treat the lifelong infection, though the doctors caution it’s not a confirmed cure just yet. Continue reading For the Second Time, Doctors Say They’ve Cleared an HIV Infection Using Stem Cells
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UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People
British doctors have taken a huge step towards curing a common form of age-related chronic eye condition. Continue reading UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People
With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See”
IF SAMMY JO Wilkinson had a spirit animal, it would be Marty McFly. For the past four years, the 51 year-old California resident has been using stem cell therapy to beat her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis back into remission. Gone is the paralysis to the left side of her face and the numbness in her fingers. In February, she walked for the first time in years. “I’m living in a future that everybody will have some day,” says Wilkinson, who co-founded the patient’s rights group Patients for Stem Cells. “We’re trying to tell everybody the solution is here now, we just need a logical way to bring this to patients sooner rather than later.”
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THE END OF ROOT CANALS?
What if damaged teeth could heal themselves? That’s the inspiration behind a new project from Harvard and the University of Nottingham to create stem cell stimulating fillings.
Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimers Patients
You are looking at freshly-made human neurons, or brain cells. But they used to be common skin cells. And their existence could change how we treat Alzheimers.
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Scientists are Growing Tiny Cerebral Cortexes in Petri Dishes
Yep, you heard that one correctly. In what could be a major step forward for personalized medicine, researchers have perfected a technique for growing miniature balls of cortical tissue—the key working tissue in the human brain—in a dish.
Top Image: Human cortical spheroids, growing in a dish via Sergiu Pasca / Stanford University
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