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Universities bank on stem cell research | 01/07/2010

Fueled by $3 Billion in State Funds, Science Centers Are Opening High-Tech Labs Aimed at Fostering Medical Breakthroughs. Bay Area universities and research groups are betting they can spawn a new generation of medical breakthroughs and the next growth engine for the region's biotechnology industry.

Stem Cells From Own Eyes Restore Vision to Blinded Patients, Study Shows | 18/06/2010

Patients blinded in one or both eyes by chemical burns regained their vision after healthy stem cells were extracted from their eyes and reimplanted, according to a report by Italian researchers at a scientific meeting.

Magnets might boost stem cell therapy | 15/04/2010

Researchers report they've used magnets to guide stem cells to damaged areas of animal hearts.

Cord blood reverses cerebral palsy in Colorado girl | 09/11/2009
Chloe Levine was born seemingly perfect — she was the happy and healthy baby her parents had dreamed of. But by the time she was 9 months old, Chloe was not reaching the milestones her older sister Shayla had met at that age.
Cord cells alternative to embryonic cells | 02/10/2009
Blood cells from umbilical cords could be banked worldwide to serve as an alternative to embryonic stem cells, scientists in California said.
Scientists turn cord blood cells into stem cells | 02/09/2009
Researchers at the Salk Institute say they've been able to reprogram cord blood cells to make them very similar to embryonic stem cells.
Umbilical cord blood transplant effective in stroke treatment | 07/08/2009

Umbilical cord blood transplants have shown good results in the treatment of strokes, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, according to trials conducted on animals recently by the Chi Mei Medical Center (CMMC) in Tainan County.

Stem cell trial for ALS treatment gets FDA OK | 21/07/2009

A University of Michigan neurologist is the principal investigator for the first human clinical trial of a stem cell treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Stem cell breakthrough treats sickle cell in mice | 12/12/2007
U.S. scientists successfully treated mice with sickle cell anemia using induced pluripotent stem cells.
Research: Umbilical-cord blood may help infants with metabolic disorders | 12/12/2007
Research: Umbilical-cord blood may help infants with metabolic disorders
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