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Stem cells: the future of medicine

All across the world, scientists have begun clinical trials to try and do just that, by making use of the incredible power and versatility of stem cells, which are special cells that can make endless copies of themselves and transform into every other type of cell. While human embryos contain embryonic stem cells, which help […]

After two stem cell transplants and several rounds of chemo, ‘now he’s just like a normal 2-year-old’

When Shannon DeAndrea saw a knot on her 18-month-old son’s head last July, she thought he had just fallen. But more popped up and wouldn’t go away. He also began feeling sick. “I finally decided he needed to see a pediatrician,” said DeAndrea, who lives in Blairs. Don’t miss out! Get the latest news in […]

Meet the Cambridge Scientist on Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis

Dr Su Metcalfe is sitting quietly reading through some documents in the lobby of the Judge Business School when I arrive for our interview. It would be easy to walk right past her and not know you were in the presence of a woman who could be on the verge of curing multiple sclerosis. MS, […]

Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age in mice. Their finding challenges the current prevailing theory that age-related muscle decline is primarily caused by loss of motor neurons. Study authors hope to develop a drug or therapy […]

New clinical trial focuses on stem cells healing shoulder injuries

Doctors are investigating if stem cells taken from a person’s own fat can help heal shoulder injuries. Stem cells are said to help repair or re-generate cells. But can adult stem cells taken from a person’s own fat help heal shoulder injuries? It’s the focus of a new clinical trial happening across the country. But […]