Can New-born Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Hepatitis?

tem cells used to treat Hepatitis

The liver which is located in the upper right-hand side of the abdomen, performs many important functions that might affect the regular metabolism of human body – like: Breaking down carbohydrates, fats and proteins, storing glycogen, minerals and vitamins, Filtering toxins and Eliminating cholesterol, hormones and bilirubin. But, sometimes, the liver might dysfunction or might […]

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Muscular Dystrophy: Can Stem Cell Treatment Help?

muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a genetic condition that causes the muscles in your body to weaken and degenerate over time. There are several types of Muscular Dystrophies that can occur, like Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, etc. Of these, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is known to be the most fatal one. However, researchers are […]

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Treatment for Sickle Cell Has Found a Destination With Baby Stem Cells

treatment for sickle cell anemia

This is the story about Kamsiyochukwu Bryan Peter Ezenwa   Kamsiyochukwu was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anaemia, when he was two. As a part of conventional treatment, the child went through blood transfusion and other kinds of medical treatment methods, leaving the child further deteriorated in health. Unable to see Kamsiyochukwu in pain, the child’s […]

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Is Cord Blood Transplant Considered To Be a Better Option Than Bone Marrow Transplant?

bone marrow vs cord blood

Over the years, stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising approach towards treating problems with regard to malignant and non-malignant disorders of the blood and bone marrow. These stem cells, which are used for transplant, mostly comes from the bone marrow, the peripheral blood (bloodstream), or a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood. Bone marrow […]

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The Use of Stem Cells in Burnt Wound Treatment

Nearly half a million people, from across the world, seek medical help for accidental burns and are hospitalised in severe conditions. These are fatal burns, often causing death. However, there are many other kinds of burns, which may leave the patients physically disabled for their entire lifetime. What Are Burns? Burns are therefore, accidental skin […]

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Expanding Cord Blood Stem Cells for Treating Multiple Myeloma

Stem cells are the young and undifferentiated cells which have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the human body. These stem cells can be extracted from various sources such as embryo (embryonic stem cells), bone marrow (adult stem cells) and umbilical cord blood (cord blood stem cells). These stem cells have […]

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