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# Stem Cells

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NUIG scientists develop new method of fighting breast cancer
Breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread still face relatively poor outcomes.
Discovery from Irish researchers could pave way for new treatments for oesophageal cancer
This form of cancer is often resistant to treatment, but researchers say they’ve found a new means to fight it.
Stem cells from human eggs can now be patented
That’s a ruling from Europe’s top court.
New breakthrough could reduce the number of people suffering from blindness
Research conducted by scientists in NUI Galway could increase the number of successful cornea transplant operations.
Research conducted by Irish scientists could mean the end of organ donors
New technology uses sound waves to target specific cells.
93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood
The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.
Red blood cells grown in a lab to be trialled in humans
A team of researchers across Ireland and the United Kingdom used stem cells to grow red blood cells.
New stem cell discovery made - but Ireland "far behind" with legislation
Japanese researchers find a new way of generating stem cells, but experts in Ireland are calling for developments here.
Scientists create human stem cells by cloning for first time
The breakthrough is one of the most significant developments since Dolly the sheep – and could potentially be used to help diseases like Parkinson’s and MS.
"Promising" stem cell treatment for diabetic wounds
Foot ulceration will affect up to 25 per cent of people with diabetes and may result in amputation.
Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers
Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain found that adult cells could be transformed back to stem cells.
Potential infertility cure: stem cells create viable eggs in mice
It’s a long way from working in humans but researchers have made a leap forward.
Poll: Do you support embryonic stem cell research?
We’d like to know: do you support embryonic stem cell research?
Girl, 10, receives vein grown from own stem cells
A young girl in Sweden has had a major vein replaced with another grown using her own stem cells.
Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells
The Irish Stem Cell Foundation has expressed regret over the decision, saying the Vatican’s willingness to host the conference had been seen as the beginning of “a dialogue” on the issue.
Study finds young women have egg-producing stem cells after all
Doctors had believed women were born with all of the eggs they would ever have, but new research suggests young women could produce new eggs.
"Broken hearts" could be healed with stem cells
A study by American doctors showed that scar tissue mass that occurred after a heart attack could be reduced after treatment with the patient’s own stem cells.
European Court bans patenting of embryonic stem cells for research
Scientists have criticised the decision of Europe’s top court, saying it is “the worst possible outcome” in the battle against neurodegenerative diseases.
Column: In the future, stem cells will take people out of wheelchairs
Martin Codyre was left paralysed from the shoulders down by an accident. He believes regenerative medicine could offer him a cure – but says ‘miracle’ scams are taking vital funds away from patients.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…
Family will borrow €10,000 to harvest 'life-saving' stem cells for son
Heavily pregnant woman says she was told at 20 weeks that she could have the procedure at Holles Street – but with only weeks left to give birth, is having to go private.
World's first synthetic organ transplant carried out in Sweden
The artificial windpipe was grown in a lab and transplanted into a 36-year-old man suffering from tracheal cancer.
Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest
Some parents in the US have been bringing their children to have baby teeth removed in the hopes that stem cells harvested from them might help with future health problems.
First human trial of stem cell treatment underway
Controversial study begins treating its first patient in the US.
Stem cells: good for generating a new heart, kidneys... hair?
Scientists unexpectedly find a way to generate skin cells that grow their own hair.