Five things you need to know about stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter of organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply

Five things you need to know about stem cell therapyQ. What is the stem cell therapy and how is it used? A. Cell based therapy is the beginning of a new era in the world of regenerative medicine. The main goal of this form of therapy is to harness the potential of endogenous repair mechanisms to promote tissue regeneration. Autologous cell based therapy is […]

Mumbai: Stem cell therapy offers ray of hope to a Kenyan child with autism

For the first time after 10 years, the patient has shown signs of improvement after cell based therapy

Mumbai: Stem cell therapy offers ray of hope to a Kenyan child with autismMike, a 12-year-old boy from Nairobi, Kenya was admitted under Dr Pradeep Mahajan, Regenerative Medicine Researcher in Mumbai, India with parental complaints of poor attention span, no eye contact, no social interaction, flapping of hands, an inability to point at objects, lack of functional independence, mouthing, babbling, and inability to speak clearly. At the age […]

Myths and facts related to stem cell research, explained by Dr Rajiv Sarin  

Stem cells and their benefits have been one of the most widely spoken topics these days. In an interview, Professor and Dr Rajiv Sarin, radiation oncologist from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and the Chairperson of National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy talks in detail about stem cells, its benefits and its myths

Myths and facts related to stem cell research, explained by Dr Rajiv Sarin  Q: What is the current condition of stem cell research in India and who is the supervising body? A: The National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT) is the apex body constituted by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to oversee the activities in […]

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that is estimated to affect more than 2.3 million people across the globe. The researchers are optimistic about their early findings with skin stem cells, particularly because the treatment would be personalised to each patient, which could reduce the risk of side effects

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosisThe study was led by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, as part of the experiment the scientists took skin cells from adult mice with multiple sclerosis (MS) and then reprogramed them into neural stem cells (NSCs). These ‘induced neural stem cells, (iNSCs) were transplanted into the rodents’ cerebrospinal fluid. There, […]

Come, donate stem cell for 3-year-old, NGO appeals to Punekars

Stem cell donation drive is being held in Pune to help a three-year-old suffering from Leukemia. This registration drive also intends to create a registry of all willing stem cell donors for future. The Rotary club of Pune in association with Datri Stem Cell registry will be organising ‘a stem cell donor’s registration drive’ tomorrow. The drive aims to create a diverse database through which the search of a life-saving donor meets a match. There are over 18.5 million registered donors across the globe, with a very few Indians being a part of it

Come, donate stem cell for 3-year-old, NGO appeals to PunekarsA stem cell donation drive is being held in Pune in order to help a three-year-old suffering from Leukemia. This registration drive also intends to create a registry of all willing stem cell donors for future use. Rotary club of Pune in association with Datri Stem Cell registry will be organising ‘a stem cell donor’s […]