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New ‘cure’ for thalassemia sufferers

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disease, common across the wider Middle East and South Asia, in which victims are not able to make enough hemoglobin - a necessary component in healthy red blood cells, carrying oxygen to all parts of the body – and, thus, suffer from...

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Stem Cells Successfully Injected into Patient’s Brain

The War on Parkinson's: Stem Cells Successfully Injected into Patient's Brain A team of Australian researchers have successfully performed a procedure injecting stem cells into the brain of a Parkinson's Disease patient. The researchers are hopeful that this could be...

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Cancer-fighting benefits of cord blood transplants

Doctors in Seattle call it a very big deal: a study out this week that shows increased benefits of umbilical cord blood transplants among patients with leukemia. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance...

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MS Miracle

At Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Richard Burt has been doing what once seemed impossible. He’s not just treating, but apparently curing debilitating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), through stem cell transplants. Much like rebooting a computer, the...

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Birthing new skin with umbilical cord stem cells

Rather than using the limited available amount of a patient's skin to help heal a burn, the cells from the umbilical cord lining can provide an unlimited reserve of unprogrammed cells to create new skin and bone, and even other body parts, such as the cornea in the...

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