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#Stem Cell Research

# stem-cell-research - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Red blood cells grown in a lab to be trialled in humans

A team of researchers across Ireland and the United Kingdom used stem cells to grow red blood cells.

# stem-cell-research - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Scientists grow sperm cells from skin

Researchers say this discovery means it may one day be possible to treat male infertility.

# stem-cell-research - Friday 27 July, 2012

US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'

THE Food and Drug Administration now have the ability to declare certain stem cells as drugs in the hope of greater policing their use.

# stem-cell-research - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Girl, 10, receives vein grown from own stem cells

A young girl in Sweden has had a major vein replaced with another grown using her own stem cells.

# stem-cell-research - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells

The Irish Stem Cell Foundation has expressed regret over the decision, saying the Vatican’s willingness to host the conference had been seen as the beginning of “a dialogue” on the issue.

# stem-cell-research - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

European Court bans patenting of embryonic stem cells for research Stem Cells This post contains videos

European Court bans patenting of embryonic stem cells for research

Scientists have criticised the decision of Europe’s top court, saying it is “the worst possible outcome” in the battle against neurodegenerative diseases.

# stem-cell-research - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad Stem Cell Research This post contains videos

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad

Desperately ill Irish patients have been travelling abroad to undergo unapproved stem cell therapies after receiving false assurances that conditions will improve or be cured.

# stem-cell-research - Friday 6 August, 2010

A BOY FROM Northern Ireland, who was the first child in the world to undergo a windpipe transplat using stem cells, is set to return home today after the operation was deemed a success.

Doctors are hoping the operation will mean a huge leap in regenerative medicine along the lines of Finn-Lynch’s surgery.

Ciaran Finn-Lynch, 11, received a trachea from an Italian donor in a nine-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, in March. Doctors had removed the donor’s cells using digestive enzymes and replaced them with Finn-Lynch’s own  stem cells.

The stem cells originated in his bone marrow, and were used to ensure the organ was not rejected after the transplant. The pioneering surgery meant that the new tissue grew on the trachea while it was inside his body, instead of being cultivated externally.

Ciaran was born with a condition which meant he had a very narrow windpipe which made breathing difficult. Procedures to open up his airways provided temporary relief before surgeons suggested a transplant as a more permanent solution last year.