Tag Archives: Stem

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Expert: Turkey beats West in stem cell treatment

Turkey provides cutting-edge medical services, including stem cell transplants, to millions – including the refugees it hosts – said a Turkish professor of hematology. Fevzi Altuntaş told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Turkey emulated developed countries in the West in its drive to offer patients high-end medical services. Altuntaş, founder of Turkish cord blood and bone… Read More »

Transplanting stem cells from donors' eyes could 'cure blindness'

Transplanting stem cells from donors’ eyes could ‘cure blindness’ after a world first study saw patients improve their vision in just 18 months Study of 16 people with limbal stem cell deficiency – severely reduces vision Transplant improved vision, reduced pain and lessened light sensitivity Although early days, the ‘promising’ study shows ‘potential for stem… Read More »

Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »