10 Jul 2009 09:51 pm

Obama, Pope Benedict meet for first time, discuss international aid and abortion

Pope presses Obama on abortion, stem cells

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI stressed the church’s opposition to abortion and stem cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, pressing the Vatican’s case with the U.S. leader who is already under fire on those issues from some conservative Catholics and bishops back home.

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09 Jul 2009 08:07 am

Gene key to maintaining embryonic stem cells’ pluripotent state identified

LONDON - Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco claim to have identified a gene crucial to maintaining embryonic stem cells’ all-purpose, pluripotent state.

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08 Jul 2009 11:47 am

British scientists claim to create human sperm, but other scientists question the data

British scientists claim to create human sperm

LONDON — British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time, an accomplishment they say may someday help infertile men father children.

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08 Jul 2009 07:31 am

Scientists create artificial sperm cells from human embryonic stem cells

LONDON - Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in making sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells.

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07 Jul 2009 02:29 pm

Stem cell treats first human with heart attack (MI)

heart-attack1Wonders may not cease where stem cell treatment is concerned. Recently stem cell treatment has been applied on human, as a case of Phase I trial and the doctors are quite optimistic since it has been successful in animals.

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07 Jul 2009 12:11 pm

New treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia developed

WASHINGTON - Australian and Canadian researchers have developed a new therapy that specifically targets cancer stem cells in acute myeloid leukaemia.

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04 Jul 2009 12:05 pm

Embryonic stem cells and reprogrammed skin cells are clearly distinguishable

WASHINGTON - Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown that there are certain molecular differences between embryonic stem cells and skin cells skin cells reprogrammed into embryonic-like cells.

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03 Jul 2009 07:02 am

Novel targeted therapy shows promise to eliminate leukaemia stem cells

WASHINGTON - A piece of research has shown that it is possible to eliminate stem cells related to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer, using a new targeted therapy.

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02 Jul 2009 07:13 am

Human blood stem cell growth factor reverses memory decline in Alzheimer’s mice

WASHINGTON - Conducting experiments on mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the University of South Florida and James A. Haley Hospital have found that a human growth factor that stimulates blood stem cells to proliferate in the bone marrow reverses memory impairment.

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01 Jul 2009 08:27 am

Stem cells from patients heart tissue used to treat damaged heart

heartWorld’s First: Stem cells from own organ used to treat damaged heart

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