Category Archives: Stem Cells


Evidence Mounts for Gene Therapy as Treatment for Heart Failure

Doctors are quite good at bringing patients back from the swelling and exhaustion of heart failure, which affects nearly 30 million people worldwide. But there’s little... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/13/13

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Healing Damaged Hearts With Stem Cell Implants Gets New Technique

We're much better at saving the lives of those who suffer a heart attack these days. Sadly, many people survive a heart attack only to later succumb to heart failure from... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/25/13

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Healthcare is ‘Ripe for Disruption’ – Join FutureMed This November, The Future of Health and Medicine

Last February, at Singularity University’s FutureMed, I talked to Dr. Peter Diamandis about medical tricorders and mining asteroids, got a guided tour of a surgical... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/3/13

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Sarah Murnaghan’s Two Double Lung Transplants Inspiring and Sobering

Sarah Murnaghan just turned eleven years old. She wouldn’t be here but for two lung donors, a crack team of surgeons, and a last-minute suspension of the... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/4/13


Scientists Grow Teeth Using Stem Cells – Harvested From Urine?

  Adults lose teeth due to poor hygiene, aging, disease or accidents. Traditionally, prosthetics are used to replace part or all of a lost tooth. But wouldn’t... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/26/13

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Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and doctors have struggled to find effective treatments. Heart failure, an especially dire form of... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/20/13

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Lab Grown Retinal Cells Implanted Into Blind Mice – And They Work

What if we could reverse degenerative forms of blindness with but an injection of new cells? Stem cell therapies—still promising, if not particularly speedy in their... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/29/13


Functional 3D Human Liver Buds Made From Stem Cells in Mice

Researchers led by Dr. Takanori Takebe and Dr. Hideki Taniguchi of Yokohama City University in Japan recently reported the creation of a 3D vascularized organ derived... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/28/13

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