Can stem cells provide an answer to the perplexing question of how to ensure long-term survival of transplanted kidneys? The results of a new Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by a research team at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), The Netherlands, say maybe they do. The LUMC team decided to test whether stem cells might [Sign in to read the full article...]
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified proteins that allow muscle cells in mice to form from the fusion of early stage muscle-forming cells. The findings have implications for understanding how to repair and rehabilitate muscle tissue and other processes involving cell infusion, such as when a sperm fertilizes an egg, when [Sign in to read the full article...]
The tiny country of Cuba has successfully performed over 5,100 kidney transplants since the first operation was performed on February 24, 1970, an achievement that is on par with the developed countries in the world, according to an expert.
A study in mice suggests that new heart cells grow from pre-existing heart cells and that the renewal process slows with age. The researchers involved in the study said they hope the findings will lead to improved regenerative therapy for people with damaged hearts.
A new study has found that an infusion of feces from a healthy person into an ailing patient’s gut was significantly more effective than a traditional treatment–raising hopes that the unconventional approach could someday help combat obesity, food allergies and a host of other maladies, the Los Angeles Times reported. The study, published January 16 [Sign in to read the full article...]