Tag Archives: body

  • The Future of Regenerative Medicine

    Bioengineering, and more specifically, tissue engineering, gives a new perspective to personalized medicine. The use of cells and therapies has become a strong practice to get the body to heal itself, as it already happens with blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation to re-grow cartilage. These procedures have prepared the road for over 2000 clinical trials linked to cell therapies, like stem cells for ischemic heart regions, neural precursor cells …

  • The Future of Regenerative Medicine

    Bioengineering, and more specifically, tissue engineering, gives a new perspective to personalized medicine. The use of cells and therapies has become a strong practice to get the body to heal itself, as it already happens with blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation to re-grow cartilage. These procedures have prepared the road for over 2000 clinical trials linked to cell therapies, like stem cells for ischemic heart regions, neural precursor cells …

  • Diabetes Trends Until 2025

    Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that develops because the body is not able to produce the hormone insulin and/or is unable to respond effectively to the insulin that is produced. There are two types of diabetes: -Type 1, which accounts for 5 to 10% of worldwide diagnosed diabetes cases. -Type 2, which accounts for 90 to 95% of the totality of diagnosed cases. The treatment for Type 1 diabetes depends on diabetic medical supplies, above all, diabetes drugs and insulin, while Type 2 …

  • The Secret to Tissue Regeneration… In The Body of a Worm?

    Scientists from the University of Nottingham have uncovered the gene that allows an amazing worm to regenerate its body parts after these have been amputated; and we’re talking about even its whole head and brain! The discoveries made about the Planarian worm could be a huge step forward into one day seeing real results in regards to the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues. For the first time, this research, headed by Dr. Aziz Aboobaker, a research Councils UK Fellow, and …

  • The Secret to Tissue Regeneration… In The Body of a Worm?

    Scientists from the University of Nottingham have uncovered the gene that allows an amazing worm to regenerate its body parts after these have been amputated; and we’re talking about even its whole head and brain! The discoveries made about the Planarian worm could be a huge step forward into one day seeing real results in regards to the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues. For the first time, this research, headed by Dr. Aziz Aboobaker, a research Councils UK Fellow, …

  • Could a Shot of Tequila Be What People Suffering from Bone Loss Need?

    … levels of bacteria that cause intestinal illness, to relieve constipation, and to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Fructans have also been shown to stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the large intestine, boosting the body’s assimilation of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, essential for bone growth.  So, even though it is not a tequila shot per se, fructans may do a lot of good to a sick person’s bones. Mercedes Lopez, from the National Polytechnic Institute in …

  • Boy Receives New Trachea Thanks to Stem Cells

    The time when body organs become replaceable is just around the corner.  Soon enough, scientists will be able to extend the life span of a human being dozens of years through his or her stem cells. The first step has been taken already, with a 10-year-old boy receiving a revolutionary tracheal transplant in London, at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. An organ that will grow inside the boy’s body through his stem cells has substituted the windpipe, bendable tube connecting the nose, mouth …

  • New Stem Cell Technology Better Helping Bone Fracture Patients

    … as immuno-isolation, can work with almost any tissue in the body, and so far it has shown promising results.  This technology thus far is showing great progress in human studies, and it has already been shown to be successful in regenerating tissue such as bone, heart, and tendon, in a study on lab animals.  Because of these recent ground-breaking discoveries, scientists from all over the world are joining forces, so to speak, to establish a clinical grade protocol for the use and advancement …

  • Novel Stem Cell Technology for Bone Fractures Developed

    … differentiate between various cell types.  These cells are unique adult stem cells that can be rapidly isolated from various places in the body, mainly bone marrow and fat tissues, and used to repair different injured tissues like bone, cartilage, tendons, intervertebral discs, and even heart muscle. The way in which MSC isolation is normally conducted is lengthy, expensive, and also harmful to the healing quality of the cells, because it requires long periods of growth inside incubators.  It …

  • Important Information about Lab Ergonomics

    … resting. –    Clean pipetters regularly. –    Adjust the workstation so that the employee can work with arms close to the body. –    Rotate pipetting with other lab tasks and people. –    Use thin wall pipette tips that fit correctly and eject easily, and use minimal force when applying them. –    Maintain samples and instruments within easy reach. –    Use an adjustable chair when sitting at a lab bench. –    Use anti-fatigue mats …

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Strategies towards Physicians Are Not Trusted

    … the first countries to establish a code for greater transparency.  Australia’s pharmaceutical industry representative body, Medicines Australia, has a self-regulatory Code of Conduct that establishes the standards for ethical marketing and promotion of the products of its member companies.  Even though Australia is a good example of the path to follow, its disclosure requirements are not enough. Australia’s code centers on monitoring the level and type of sponsorship of educational events …

  • The Exciting and Future Role Of Stem Cells in the Health Industry

    … diseases? Stem cells are found all over our body in differentiated tissue and organ cells.  Stem cells are primarily used in the body to maintain and repair tissue cells, and only divide and repair when needed in case of disease or injury.  Stem cells can be found in bone marrow, brain cells, skeletal cells, blood vessels, even teeth.  Only until recently, scientists have been able to reprogram living stem cells, which provides very promising treatment options for the future.  By being able …