Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Kidney Disease

Harvard Stem Cell Institute The Harvard Stem Cell Institute is developing new therapies to repair kidney damage, reducing the need for dialysis and transplantation. Diabetes is a corrosive illness. The imbalance of blood sugar causes small changes in the body that slowly lead to blurry vision, skin rashes, and damaged nerves. In serious cases, diabetes […]

UI Health Validates Cure for Sickle Cell in Adults

UIC News Center Sept 16, 2015  Sharon Parmet Physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have cured 12 adult patients of sickle cell disease using a unique procedure for stem cell transplantation from healthy, tissue-matched siblings. Ieshea Thomas was the first adult to be cured of sickle cell anemia by chemotherapy-free treatment […]

Still More Blind Can be Cured

Science Daily, Sept 4, 2015, University of Oslo, Faculty of Dentistry A number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured from transplanting cells from the oral cavity. New findings make the treatment accessible to the places where the condition strikes the most frequently: in developing countries. A number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured […]

Cancer Cells Programmed Back to Normal by US Scientists

The Telegraph By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor   24 Aug 2015 Scientists have turned cancerous cells back to normal by switching back the process which stops normal cells from replicating too quickly. Cancer cells have been programmed back to normal by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new treatments and even reverse tumour growth. […]