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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Rats breathe using lab lungs

For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.

Technique mass produces neural stem cells

Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical trials is proving very difficult.

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.

Skin cells turned into heart cells

Using human cells to literally rebuild the heart is a distant but realistic prospect for medicine.

Stem cells could replace bone-marrow transplants

Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.

Stem cell key identified

Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.

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