16 Jun 2009 01:42 pm

Stem cell can be collected from 5 sources- you have a choice

types-of-cells2At the very beginning of stem cell research Bone Marrow was the sole source. As it had some faltering effects, scientists moved on for embryonic stem cells. Again as because of the ethical issues, stem cell source changed its course towards umbilical cord blood cells. Presently three more sources are discovered as Placental Stem cell, dental stem cell and Menstrual Blood Stem cell. Each of these sources have their individual advantages and disadvantages. Lets see how according to situation and condition each of them complements each other. Full article »

16 Jun 2009 10:46 am

Autologous or Allogeneic stem cell transplant- which will serve you best?

bone_marrow1Often you face the confusion when some article or doctor sometimes refer to autologous stem cell transplant and in some cases allogeneic stem cell transplant. This is predominantly to be determined by the stage of the disease, age of the patient and type of disease. So checkout from Dr. Jane who would make you understand in simple words and get over your confusion.

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14 Jun 2009 04:35 am

India banks on stem cells towards a disease-free tomorrow

By Richa Sharma

Like all parents, Arvind Tripathi, a schoolteacher in India’s pink city of Jaipur, wants to gift his unborn child a disease-free future. As India walks the path of cutting-edge technology in healthcare, the once unthinkable is actually within grasp and Tripathi is planning to achieve his dream by banking his baby’s stem cells.

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04 Jun 2009 12:35 pm

Stem cell - in simpler words

300px-mouse_embryonic_stem_cells1Tired of hearing the word “stem cells” without understanding “what is it?” Checkout this, we guarantee you that you can have a clear idea about it.

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03 Jun 2009 01:19 pm

induced Pluripotent Stem cell - promises a new future

200811421induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPS) is a newer concept in the field of stem cell therapy. Let us see how it promises us a newer and brighter future…

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02 Jun 2009 10:42 am

Menstrual stem cell banking first time in India through LifeCell

menstural-cupIndia will going to have a menstrual stem cell bank for the first time for treating various disorders. Menstrual blood, is a rich source of stem cells, just like cord blood or dental stem cells.

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21 May 2009 02:33 pm

Stem cell therapy: A lesson from human catholics for actual catholics

mother-and-childCritics of the Notre Dame selection of the president to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address say Obama’s support of legal abortion and embryonic stem-cell research made him an inappropriate choice for a Catholic university- But who cares? Do any body really cares?

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14 May 2009 09:03 am

Embryo’s heartbeat drives formation of blood stem cell

WASHINGTON - Biologists have puzzled over why the heart begins beating so early in the foetus, before the tissues actually need blood infusion.

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17 Apr 2009 02:04 pm

Revolutionary treatment to obtain bone marrow from stem cells on the anvil

WASHINGTON - Researchers at Universiti de Montrial have successfully produced a large quantity of laboratory stem cells from a small number of blood stem cells obtained from bone marrow.

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14 Apr 2009 10:20 am

More Public umbilical cord blood banks are needed to encourage stem cell banking

In the absence of adequate public banking system, private banking is the only option for many parents.

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