Tag Archives: Stem

Viewpoints: Flawed Solutions To Opioid Crisis Are Hurting Thousands Truly In Pain; Industry Needs To Stem Teen Use Of E-Cigs

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. The New York Times: Opioid Overreaction Some Americans suffering from chronic pain have recently lost access to medicines that helped them live normal lives. Other patients have had to turn to invasive and dangerous treatments, like spinal injections. “Consequently, patients have endured not only unnecessary suffering,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain

New research examines the potential of stem cell therapy in the replacement of damaged neurons in Parkinson’s disease. The authors say that stem cells could “provide superior treatment, possibly using different types of cells to treat different symptoms” of Parkinson’s. Could stem cell therapy one day help treat Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease affects around half… Read More »

Can stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself? Researcher achieves important milestone

A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves — a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices. The study, recently published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, involved… Read More »