Stem Cells

Students Spitting to Save Lives

Laura Regan | Posted 23.10.2015 | 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 29.09.2015 | 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 23.09.2015 | 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...

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...

Could This Be A New Cure For Baldness?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hairloss cures range from hair transplants to multivitamins, from injecting plasma into the head to applying lotions, but HuffPost Canada has brought ...

Stem Cells Could Revolutionise Healing Heart Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stem cells have recently appeared in the press for being able to treat cancer, and as a recent study by UK scientists reveals, they might also be able...

How Stem Cells Can Be Used To Fight Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People suffering from cancer have been given fresh hope after scientists revealed that stem cell technology can be used to mass-produce cancer-killing...

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 ...

Could This Mouse Cure Baldness?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists from the Tsuji Lab Research Institute for Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science believe they may have discovered the cure f...

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 ...

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...

Skin Cells Can Be Converted Into Brain Cells

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered a way of converting skin cells directly into neural precursor cells - the cells that develop into the three main components...

Cancer Drugs Could Cause Tumours To Spread, Warns Study

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer drugs that are designed to shrink tumours by cutting off the supply to their blood may be doing the opposite and helping them spread to other p...

Scientists A Step Closer To Growing 'Off-The-Shelf' Arteries

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British scientists have successfully 'grown' the three main types of cells that make up the walls of a blood vessel - a breakthrough that could revolu...

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...

Stem Cell Injections Could Hold The Key To Eternal Youth

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Stem cell injections could hold the secret to eternal youth as tests showed that they tripled the lifespan of laboratory mice. Scientists believe ...

New Stem Cell Study Offers Hope For Diabetes Sufferers

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Research into a rare genetic disorder of the pancreas may speed up progress towards stem cell treatments for diabetes, according to researchers. ...

Have Scientists Created A Pill That Will Help Us Live Until 150?

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Have you always wondered what life would be like in 150 years? Well, your dream may well come true, as scientists have created an ‘elixir of lif...