Stem Cell Research

Stem Cells: The Miraculous Blood In Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

Kerstin Vintila | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kerstin Vintila

My husband and I were at a Baby Show recently and walked past a stem cell storage bank display on our way to the popular pram and cot displays. At the time, we didn't really stop to think about it, however we did make a mental note to have a look into stem cells later on as we weren't too sure what storing stem cells actually entailed or the process involved.

New Research Will Help Find Blood Cancer Patients The Best Possible Stem Cell Donors

Henny Braund | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech
Henny Braund

The latest research from the Anthony Nolan Research Institute brings us a step closer to getting the full picture behind a transplant, identifying two non-genetic factors that we believe can help give patients the best possible match.

Why I Lie To My Grandad

Ruth Drake | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

Elin started the Easter holiday this year by visiting her great nanny and grandad. Elin and my cousin's two gorgeous babies bring their great nanny a...

How Anthony Nolan's Stem Cell Research Will Save More Lives Long Into The Future

Professor Alejandro Madrigal | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Alejandro Madrigal

Stem cell transplants are amazing because they can cure life-threatening illnesses, but the transplant is only the first step of the journey to recovery. There's still more we can do to increase the success rate of transplants, and reduce the number of people who experience post-transplant complications so that they can have the best possible quality of life.

Five Incredible Possibilities Of Stem Cell Research

Tayana Simons | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech
Tayana Simons

The potential of stem cell research is only just beginning to be understood, but the possibilities have the power to drastically change the world that we live in. The pace at which research is moving could mean a complete revolutionary shift in the way that major chronic illnesses are treated, and prevented, within the coming decades. It could mean an end to many of our most common diseases, and even an end to mass production of meat!

Miracle Science - Six Amazing Medical Breakthroughs

Jodie Tyley | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

There's some amazing scientific breakthroughs on the horizon with scientists and engineers from a wide range of different specialisms working together to create an array of new medical technologies that could completely transform the way we diagnose, treat and even cure disease.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Mike Daw | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Mike Daw

Most of us would consider our sight to be one of the most important senses, and fear the impact that sight loss would have on our independence. But eye health, in comparison with other diseases, is still largely neglected by medical research funding.

How You Can Help Us 'Save a Life at 16'

Katie Begg | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Begg

Each year, 2,000 people need a stem cell donation from a person they have never met. Over 20,000 selfless young people have already signed up to the bone marrow donor register, but that number constitutes just four per cent of the total register. Every new donor increases the chance of saving the life of a person with blood cancer.

Stem Cell 'Breakthrough' Could Lead To New Era Of Personalised Medicine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

A "revolutionary" new approach to creating stem cells in the laboratory could open up a new era of personalised medicine, it is claimed. Scientists...

Human Cloning Breakthrough Hailed By Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A "milestone" breakthrough in human cloning has been revealed by scientists, who successfully used skin to generate embryonic cells. Scientists in ...

Michael Rundle

Personalised Medicine Is Almost Here, Says Nobel Prize Winner | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech

Personalised medicine is almost here, according to the 2012 winner of the Nobel prize for medicine. Shinya Yamanaka was jointly awarded the 2012 N...

We Need to Look Beyond the Victorian View of Doctors and Nurses

Wendy Purcell | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Purcell

We still have a Victorian view of those who choose a career in health and think just of being a doctor or a nurse as they're the people we see when we visit our GP or go into a hospital. But there is very much another professional group to choose if your choice is to help people with illness retain their health or at least manage their condition.

Jubilee Medicine: 60 Years of Great British Achievements

Graeme Keeton | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Today's public has access to their Queen unlike any other. She is a brand, and so the jubilee is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the great work that our 'company' produces. For such a tiny island, the United Kingdom's track record in science and medicine is outstanding.

Could Bad Breath Aid Stem Cell Research?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The gas compound that causes bad breath and flatulence (hydrogen sulphide (H2S)), could fuel the growth of liver stem cells, Japanese scientists have ...

For Some People, EVERY Tuesday Is Fat Tuesday

Amy Lamé | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Lamé

Until now, the issue of obesity has been very much an "us" and "them" dynamic- think Supersize vs Superskinny writ large. Burger Queen is asking everyone - regardless of body size - to step into a pair of wide width stilettos and try our chubby lives on for size.

Edging Closer to Mending Broken Hearts

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

A decade ago, scientists in America discovered that a few cells in your heart, about 1 in 1,000, could divide. If we fast-forward to the present day then we're edging closer to the holy grail of mending broken hearts.

Are Scientists A Step Closer To Mending Broken Hearts?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have found a way to mend a ‘broken’ heart using cardiac stem cells from the heart itself, which regenerate the damaged muscles in h...

Acid Attack Model, Katie Piper, Regains Eyesight

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Katie Piper, who was left partially blinded in her left eye after her ex-partner threw sulphuric acid in her face, has regained some of her sight than...

The Paradox of Conservative Political philosophy in contemporary America

Tony Sobrado | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Conservatism as a political philosophy is difficult to define and locate within a philosophical spectrum. From a traditional standpoint it's more a di...

Are Scientists Getting Closer To Finding A Cure For Diabetes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists believe that a cure for diabetes could be on the way after they discovered a link between stem cells and their ability to ‘re-ed...

Can A Damaged Heart Mend Itself?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine if a damaged heart could miraculously repair itself? Chinese scientists believe that this revolutionary act could soon be a reality after ...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Life-Changing Medical Breakthroughs Of 2011 | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

From the discovery that breast cancer tumours can be killed in seconds by boiling them to a potent new vaccine for Alzheimer's as well as potential cu...