The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 3

May 9, 2017 – A few weeks ago I attended a seminar at one of Toronto’s preeminent hospitals. The speaker opened with a statement that humanity was on the threshold of a ... Continue Reading →

Bioprinting Cartilage Becoming a Reality

May 1, 2017 – I have less than 10% of my original cartilage mass in my left knee. It looks a bit like the xray images of a knee joint you see below. So you can imagine how interested ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 2

April 29, 2017 – In Part 1 of this series on the God Cell I introduced the term stem cell and its origins and went on to describe embryonic stem cells and how they are harvested ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 1

April 27, 2017 – We haven’t known about stem cells, which some refer to as the god cell, for very long. A paper in Nature, published in February of 1963, described a type ... Continue Reading →

Can Genetic Engineering Cure Sickle Cell Anemia?

March 6, 2017 – In the March 2nd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, an article entitled, Gene Therapy in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease, describes the use of ... Continue Reading →

Does This Experimental Stem Cell Treatment Mean We Can Reverse Quadriplegia?

October 11, 2016 – In March of this year 21-year old Kris Boesen was in a car accident and suffered severe trauma to his cervical spine. His diagnosis, permanent paralysis from ... Continue Reading →

Modeling Human Diseases with Stem Cells May Preempt Them

June 28, 2016 – Using stem cells to cure metabolic diseases in humans is the goal of Professor Qiurong Ding, Institute for Nutritional Science, Shanghai, China. Ding who spoke ... Continue Reading →

Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →

Stem Cell Research Leading to Regenerative Tissue Therapy

April 12, 2016 – Need hip replacement or a new knee? Well if you can wait a half decade you may be among the first to experience regenerative stem cell therapy, a repair system ... Continue Reading →

Stem Cell Regeneration Breakthrough for Babies Born with Cataracts

March 11, 2016 – University of California-San Diego, Sun Yat-sen University and Sichuan University (the latter two in China) have pioneered treatment to repair the eye sight of ... Continue Reading →