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Scientists find way to create human stem cells with only 23 chromosomes, could revolutionize genetic research

BY DENIS SLATTERY, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:53 PM A scientific discovery unveiled Wednesday could revolutionize genetic research with new screening tools and therapies. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and Hebrew University have found a way to create human stem cells with only 23

Researchers Regrow Human Corneas: First Known Tissue Grown from a Human Stem Cell

Massachusetts Eye & Ear, by Mary Leach ~ July 2, 2014 Limbal stem cells -- identified with a new marker -- could reverse a leading cause of blindness BOSTON (July 2, 2014) -- Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5

Light-sensitive retina created with human stem cells

Medical News Today, by Marie Ellis ~ June 10, 2014 Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, have created a miniature human retina in a dish from human stem cells, which they say can sense light. They are hopeful their creation could eventually lead to technologies one day that restore

Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys for human transplant

According to the National Kidney Foundation, around 96,645 patients in the US are awaiting kidney transplants as a result of kidney failure. However, less than 17,000 kidney transplantations are carried out each year due to a shortage of donors. But a new option could soon be available - in the form of pig kidneys. Researchers