Another cell study spun as ‘age-reversing miracle’

Those of us concerned that we may not be looking as young as we used to have received an early Christmas present according to various news outlets. The Mail Online tells us that, “the secret of looking up to 40 years younger” has been identified by scientists in the US. Sadly, this Christmas present fails […]

Brittle-bone babies helped by fetal stem cell grafts

Osteogeneis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital bone disease that causes stunted growth and repeated, painful fracturing. Ultrasound scans can reveal fractures already in the fetus, and now an international team of researchers has treated two babies in utero by injecting bone-forming stem cells. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Flipping a gene switch reactivates fetal hemoglobin, may reverse sickle cell disease

Hematology researchers have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. Because fetal hemoglobin is unaffected by the genetic defect in sickle cell disease, these cell culture findings may open the door to a new therapy for the debilitating blood disorder. ScienceDaily: Infant […]

Signals regulating mammary stem cell activation during pregnancy can be hijacked by breast cancer cells

During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

At what age is it okay to give your kid a cell phone?

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Sometimes I ponder decisions I will have to make as my boys get older. Should they be able to buy a car the minute they turn sixteen? Should I send them to private school or public school? Should I put them in piano lessons? Most of these questions… […]

Could stem cell research spell the end of baldness?

“Baldness has plagued men for centuries, but the dreaded comb-over may soon be history,” The Times reports, somewhat prematurely. This news comes from laboratory research in which human skin cells were injected into mice. No human has yet been treated for baldness using stem cells. The researchers grew stem cells from human skin. They then […]