Category Archives: Stem Cells

New study finds brain tumors can arise from neurons

The new research shows that tumors can in fact have their origins in several types of differentiated cells in the central nervous system, including neural stem cells, astrocytes (a sub-type of glial cell) and even neurons, when cancer-causing genes are introduced. Neurons do not divide, but when the genes were introduced they were found to transform into stem cells that could reproduce rapidly.

via New study finds brain tumors can arise from neurons.

via New study finds brain tumors can arise from neurons.

Woman Grows a New Ear on Her Arm, Has It Attached to Her Head (Warning: Graphic)

Woman Grows New Ear on Her Arm, Then Has It Attached to Her Head
(Warning: this article might be a little “eewww” for some people)

Remember the mouse with ear grown on its back? Now, researchers used a woman’s own rib cartilage to grow a w

oman a new ear–first on her arm, then they removed it from her arm and attached to her head. The photos show the ear still swollen, but they anticipate it will look pretty normal once the swelling subsides.

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Stem cells from blood may banish wrinkles – Telegraph

Injections of stem cells taken from patients blood may finally banish wrinkles if clinical trials of a new treatment are successful.

via Stem cells from blood may banish wrinkles – Telegraph.

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