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Eye cell therapy: discoveries based on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells

15 January 2018

Studies just published in the Cell Reports journal by scientists at the National Eye Institute (one of America's national health institutes) and the...

Amniotic fluid - a source of stem cells

18 December 2017

Several studies show that amniotic fluid is a precious source of biological material including stem cells for use in regenerative medicine. A Swedish team has...

USA: tax reform grants legal status to embryos

18 December 2017

On Saturday, 2 December, the United States Senate adopted a tax reform bill which "gives rights to ‘children in utero’ ", "by 51 votes to 49"....

AMD: Results of trials based on human embryo stem cells

28 November 2017

The results of two clinical trials using human embryonic stem cells to treat AMD [1] have just been presented at the annual meeting of the American...


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