Researchers taking bold steps toward engineering new lungs

Researchers taking bold steps toward engineering new lungs ASU researchers are working to improve aspects of lung engineering that may in the future contribute to providing a nearly limitless supply of donor organs, ideally matched to their recipients, or to repairing damaged lungs. Although years of …more According to the World Health Organization, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) currently affects more than 64Read More
Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells Japanese noriben, in the shape of mitochondria (Credit: University of Tsukuba) Image Gallery (2 images) Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In the process, the scientists from the University of Tsukuba also foundRead More
Stem cell scientists turn blood cells to nerve cells, for the first time! Stem cells extracted from blood were converted into neural stem cells using patented technique In a breakthrough which could revolutionize the way we manage pain, scientists at Canada’s McMaster University have discovered how to convert adult human blood cells into a variety of nerve cells. Nervous system of most animal species consists of two main parts – theRead More
AIIMS multiple sclerosis research awaits funding nod from govt New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has proposed to conduct an advance stem cell research for Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic auto-immune disease which attacks the central nervous system. “We have to conduct an advance stem cell research for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) using either autologus hematopoetic stem cell transplantation or mesenchymalRead More
Gestational Stem Cell Therapy and Cystic Fibrosis: A Promising Future There are several promising approaches designed to improve the life expectancy and quality of life of those with cystic fibrosis. With current methods aimed to aid CF symptoms, new treatments are constructed to help us gain a greater perspective on CF treatment options. Stem cells are poised to play a major role in CF treatmentRead More