Medical research

Brain disease treatment shows promising signs

Early results for a potentially revolutionary brain disease therapy given under compassionate use to a two-year-old has shown promise, a University of Manchester scientist will tell an international conference on Wednesday ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study: Niacin may help immune system battle a deadly brain tumor

A new study by members of the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary finds niacin, commonly called vitamin B3, combined with chemotherapy can help immune cells attack glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers use stem cells to combat COVID-19 pneumonia

When news of the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan, China, Kunlin Jin, Ph.D., and a team of international researchers quickly joined forces to fight the mysterious disease.

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Stem cell treatments

Stem cell treatments are a type of cell therapy that introduce new cells into damaged tissue in order to treat a disease or injury. Many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. The ability of stem cells to self-renew and give rise to subsequent generations that can differentiate offers a large potential to culture tissues that can replace diseased and damaged tissues in the body, without the risk of rejection.

A number of stem cell treatments exist, although most are still experimental and/or costly, with the notable exception of bone marrow transplantation. Medical researchers anticipate one day being able to use technologies derived from adult and embryonic stem cell research to treat cancer, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, cardiac failure, muscle damage and neurological disorders, along with many others.

More research is needed concerning both stem cell behavior and the mechanisms of the diseases they could be used to treat before most of these experimental treatments become realities.

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