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The blueprint of an organism arises through a process known as “gastrulation”. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Scientists have created embryo-like research model from human stem cells

London | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to create an embryo-like research model to help them study some of the earliest stages of human development.
AI home assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are helping manage our schedules, even chatting with our children. But our humanoids bots can’t really do much yet. While some can walk, and others can talk, none of them can really do either without human intervention.(Shutterstock)
AI home assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are helping manage our schedules, even chatting with our children. But our humanoids bots can’t really do much yet. While some can walk, and others can talk, none of them can really do either without human intervention.(Shutterstock)

#Vision 2020: If imagination were everything

Hindustan Times | By Zara Murao, Rachel Lopez, Madhusree Ghosh & Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Flying cars, androids you can’t tell apart from humans, colonised planets... here are things we should have had by now
Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study.(Unsplash)
Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study.(Unsplash)

High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study.
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.(Unsplash)
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.(Unsplash)

In first, brain waves detected in lab grown mini-brains

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:41 PM IST
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.
Once the baby is born, the expenses just don’t stop. People tend to overbuy clothes and toys and babies outgrow them really fast. Do remember this and plan your purchases accordingly.(Ht Photo)
Once the baby is born, the expenses just don’t stop. People tend to overbuy clothes and toys and babies outgrow them really fast. Do remember this and plan your purchases accordingly.(Ht Photo)

Expecting a baby? Plan for future

Hindustan Times | By Mrin Agarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Most policies, except group covers, do not cover maternity expenses. If you want to store the stem cells, you need to have 50,000 for the same.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has called into question the ethics and protocols followed by a Santacruz-based super-speciality paediatrics hospital in its use of stem-cell therapy to treat a 26-week-old preterm baby’s lung condition.(REUTERS)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has called into question the ethics and protocols followed by a Santacruz-based super-speciality paediatrics hospital in its use of stem-cell therapy to treat a 26-week-old preterm baby’s lung condition.(REUTERS)

ICMR questions Mumbai hospital’s stem-cell therapy

Mumbai | By Aayushi Pratap
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 08:27 AM IST
On Thursday, doctors at Surya Hospital announced in a press conference that they had successfully treated a premature baby using stem cells.
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

Stem cell registry to help fight blood disorders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The government is setting up a National Stem Cell Registry to create an India-specific bone-marrow donor database for treatment of life-threatening blood disorders such as blood cancer, thalassaemia, sickle-cell anaemia and haemophilia.
Cabbage, kale and broccoli can prevent colon cancer.(Shutterstock)
Cabbage, kale and broccoli can prevent colon cancer.(Shutterstock)

Adding cabbage and broccoli to your diet may help prevent colon cancer

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:48 AM IST
While the health benefits of vegetables are well-established, many of the mechanisms behind them remain unknown. This study offers the first concrete evidence of how I3C in the diet can prevent colon inflammation and cancer, by activating a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR).
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)

Now thalassemia can be treated in the womb with this gene editing technique

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:51 PM IST
India has the largest number of patients with thalassemia major in the world -- about 1 to 1.5 lakh. The technique might be able to achieve even higher success rates if they can administer it multiple times during gestation, the researchers said.
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)

This cancer drug can repair lung damages done by cigarette smoke

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 02:09 PM IST
The cancer drug, plerixafor, stimulates the immune system to release more of a certain stem cell (hematopoietic progenitor cells, or Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs)) from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. The drug is used to treat some types of cancer that originate in the blood cells.
Is vitamin D the answer to curing diseases such as diabetes and cancer?(Shutterstock)
Is vitamin D the answer to curing diseases such as diabetes and cancer?(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:10 AM IST
The researchers found that Vitamin D in cells and mouse models can be beneficial in treating damaged beta cells. They also provided new insights about gene regulation that could be applied to developing treatments for other diseases, including cancer.
A piece of a three-dimensional bone structure obtained from the own adipose stem cells of a patient is seen at Brussels' Saint Luc Hospital (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)
A piece of a three-dimensional bone structure obtained from the own adipose stem cells of a patient is seen at Brussels' Saint Luc Hospital (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)

Check the potential misuse of stem cell therapy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 12:00 PM IST
A government regulation is necessary to prevent the exploitation of those who see hope in this treatment
The researchers from Columbia University, essentially compressed the timeframe for development, which normally takes nine months, into a faster and more complete transition to cardiac maturity.(Shutterstock)
The researchers from Columbia University, essentially compressed the timeframe for development, which normally takes nine months, into a faster and more complete transition to cardiac maturity.(Shutterstock)

Eureka! First adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells developed

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:37 AM IST
The adult-like human heart muscle was developed in just four weeks time in the lab from blood-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells.
The focal point of the research is the hippocampus, the brain’s center for learning and memory.(Shutterstock)
The focal point of the research is the hippocampus, the brain’s center for learning and memory.(Shutterstock)

You are never too old: People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Tampa
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:51 AM IST
The report by scientists at Columbia University in New York, runs directly counter to a different study published in Nature last month which found no evidence of new neurons are being created past the age of 13.
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