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Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from a donor cell bank may open a new paradigm shift in stem cell treatment.

Researchers from the Japanese RIKEN Centre have reportedly delivered induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from an anonymous donor to a 60 year old male patient. The milestone is understood to represent a world first in the development of stem cell technology, in addition to changing the medical approach to how such treatments may become more […]

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Clinical research shows supplemental oxygen protocol suppresses the progression of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Clinical research, conducted at the Stead Family Department of Paediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, has demonstrated that a supplemental oxygen protocol is successful in halting the progression of retinopathy-of-prematurity (ROP) in premature infants from stage 2 to stage 3, without a corresponding increase in pulmonary morbidity. The study indicates that an appropriately implemented […]

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Three patients are reported to have suffered significant vision loss following “stem cell” treatment in a Florida clinic

A brief report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM 2017;376:1047-53), has highlighted three cases of severe vision loss in elderly female patients following autologous “stem cell” treatment. The report, from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Florida, follows the management of three cases of vision loss in patients with age-related […]

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