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 […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

In a first, scientists create human esophagus through stem cells

Scientists at the Cincinnati Children's Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) in Ohio have artificially grown these tissues in the laboratory using pluripotent stem cells, or stem cells that can take any form and create any tissue in the body

In a first, scientists create human esophagus through stem cellsFor the first time, researchers have managed to create a human esophagus in the laboratory. This may pave the way for new, regenerative treatments. The esophagus is the muscular tube that moves the food and liquids we ingest from our throats all the way to our stomachs. This organ is made of different types of […]

Scientist in Japan to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s disease  

Parkinson’s is caused by a lack of dopamine made by brain cells and researchers have long hoped to use stem cells to restore normal production of the neurotransmitter chemical

Scientist in Japan to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s disease  Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, transplanting ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder. The clinical trials come after researchers at Japan’s Kyoto University successfully used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to restore functioning brain cells […]

Drinking alcohol directly linked to DNA damage, reveals study

Link between drinking and cancer clarified by study which indicates alcohol causes cancer by scrambling DNA in cells, eventually leading to mutations

Drinking alcohol directly linked to DNA damage, reveals studyDrinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday. Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, […]

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, […]

‘We need to understand complexity to have better therapeutic options in future’

On Tuesday, a one day symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer in the Indian context was held by Sathgen Biotech, National Centre for Cell Sciences and Somaiya Vidyavihar . The symposium brought together renowned personalities in the field of cancer research including Dr Michael Clarke, academicians, research students and industry delegates

‘We need to understand complexity to have better therapeutic options in future’There is a need for advancing research in the area of Cancer.  Collaborations and discussions like these will bring in fresh new thinking and innovation.   The conference was organised at Somaiya Vidyavihar to enlighten students of Medicaland Science College and other colleges about stem cells and cancer, pooling together the recent advances from the scientists and industry. […]

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 […]

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a reality

Researchers found that the fractures were healed eight weeks after the procedure. The bone that grew into the empty space was as strong as surgical bone grafts. In cases where there are large gaps or fractures unable to heal, the method can be repeated to grow more bone

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a realityWhen a fracture will not heal, people are typically left with two options. One is bone grafting, the other is surgery. A new treatment that uses gene and stem cell therapies could promise success with a less-invasive procedure. Researchers led by a team from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, tested the therapy on laboratory […]