Stem Cells

Who Cares About Transplant Patients?

Henny Braund | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henny Braund

Stem cell transplants offer people with blood cancer and blood disorders a second chance of life when nothing else could. For many patients, a transplant represents the gift of more years in which to get married, go to university, or to see children grow up.

The Future Of Hair Loss Treatment

Dr. Edward Maitland Ball | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Edward Maitland Ball

If you want to spark debate and controversy in science, all you have to do is utter three words - 'Stem. Cell. Therapy'.

A Team Of Scientists Are Trying To Bring A Dead Brain Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

It sounds like the beginning of a horror film, but now scientists are actually trying to bring people back from the dead using an injection of stem ce...

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.

Chemmy Alcott Reveals Why She Stored Her Newborn Baby Boy's Stem Cells

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chemmy Alcott has revealed she stored the stem cells of her newborn son from her umbilical cord and placenta. The Olympic ski champion, 34, who gave b...

'You Just Might Say We're Santa's Elves' - Meet The Man Who Travels The World Delivering The Gift of Life Against The Clock

Henny Braund | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Henny Braund

Although Anthony Nolan supports patients in the UK, donors can come from anywhere in the world. Because stem cells cannot survive outside the body for longer than 72 hours, we rely on volunteer couriers to make sure these precious cells are delivered to the patient as quickly and safely as possible.

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!

Scientists Have Successfully Grown A Lung In A Dish

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have successfully used stem cells to grow a 3D human lung in a dish. The breakthrough means that researchers are now able to research deadl...

Paralysed Man Regains Use Of His Arms After Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech

A paralysed man has regained the use of his arms after successful experimental stem cell therapy. Kristopher Boesen, from California, US, was involved...

Stem Cell Implants Could Be The Key To Reversing Heart Failure

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech

People suffering from irreversible heart disease, as many as 40 million patients globally, may have new hope after a breakthrough in stem cell treatme...

This "Living Hip" Could Make Metal Hip Replacements A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech

This could be the end of metal hip replacements as scientists have designed a new “living hip” from stem cells. The team of scientists in the USA ...

'Finding the New Normal' - Cancer and Body Image

Laura Regan | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

It becomes very easy to be frustrated with your own body, but really, I am proud of my body. I am proud of my body for surviving this. Cancer treatment has put my body through a great amount of stress, but no matter what has been thrown at it, my body has pulled through and has managed to deal with all of it - my body really is amazing..

Young Woman With Cancer Writes Open Letter To 'Stranger Who Saved My Life' To Thank Them For Stem Cell Donor

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman who was diagnosed with cancer has written an open letter to thank the "stranger who saved my life and donated their stem cells". Stud...

An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Saved My Life

Laura Regan | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

I hope that one day I may be able to meet you and find the words to say how truly thankful I really am. So, thank you - thank you for signing up on the register, thank you for agreeing to donate, and thank you for undergoing the operation. Thank you for saving my life.

This Is What Makes A 'Real Man' In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time being a "real man" was associated with physical strength and not showing your emotions. But thankfully, a new survey by blood canc...

Students Spitting to Save Lives

Laura Regan | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

"Wait. Students are saving lives by spitting?" Yes, really, and it's not as weird as it may sound at first... On a campus near you, student volunteers are busy asking fellow students to spit in a tube, or 'spit kit'.

Doctor Performs First Stem Cell Operation To Cure Blindness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A doctor in the UK has performed the world's first embryonic stem cell operation using a "patch" technique in the hope of finding a cure for blindness...

No Pain, Everything to Gain - Busting the Myths Around Bone Marrow Donation

Laura Regan | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

When I was a first year at university, I made the mistake of walking away from becoming a stem cell donor and I didn't look back. Please don't make the same mistake that I did. There are so many people out there, including myself, that need your help; and by undergoing a simple, pain free procedure, you could have the chance to proudly say that you saved someone's life.

An ‘Artist' Has Grown An Ear On His Arm That Lets Us Eavesdrop On His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An Australian artist has turned his body into a canvas and inserted a human ear underneath the skin of his forearm. Yes, this happened. Stelarc...

BBC Journalist With Aggressive Leukaemia Finds Stem Cell Donor

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A BBC journalist who is battling an aggressive form of leukaemia, has revealed that she's found a stem cell donor match at last. Sue Lloyd-Roberts,...

Real Life 'Ken Doll' Is First Man In The UK To Have Stem Cell Hair Treatment

SWNS | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rodrigo Alves has become the first person in the UK to have stem cell hair treatment and has now spent over £125,000 on plastic surgery in a bid to t...

What's A Human In Gigabytes?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

The human genetic code is an incredible thing, it's a building block that exists in every cell in our bodies, it's fantastically complex. With that in...

This Scientist Is Growing Noses

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

A team of British scientists is working on growing body parts including noses, ears and blood vessels in the lab. Professor Alexander Seifalian and...

Skin Cells Transformed Into Liver Cells Could Save Lives

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have transformed human skin cells into fully functioning liver cells with "extremely promising" therapeutic potential. Transplanted into...