Author: Mira Swave MD

Stem Cell-Based Therapy For Lung Cancer

Novel approach in mesenchymal stem cell-based therapy for radiation-induced lung injury Current problems in cancer and anticancer therapies are very acute these days. One of the most common cancers for both men and women is the lung cancer, which is by far the leading cause of cancer death each year. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for lung cancer in the United States alone for 2018 are: ·      About 234,030 new cases of lung cancer (121,680 in men and 112,350 in women) ·      About 154,050 deaths from lung cancer (83,550 in men and 70,500 in women) To date, radiotherapy is...

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Novel approach in mesenchymal stem cell-based therapy for radiation-induced lung injury

Current problems in cancer and anticancer therapies are very acute these days. One of the most common cancers for both men and women is the lung cancer, which is by far the leading cause of cancer death each year. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for lung cancer in the United States alone for 2018 are: ·      About 234,030 new cases of lung cancer (121,680 in men and 112,350 in women) ·      About 154,050 deaths from lung cancer (83,550 in men and 70,500 in women) To date, radiotherapy is one of the common ways in managing lung cancer, however it...

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How to Treat Your Neck Pain For Long-Term Relief

Your neck connects your head and your torso, which means it plays a critical role in the overall function of the upper body and health of your spin. A neck injury can completely disrupt your daily life and obstruct even simple daily tasks. So, how can you seek long-term relief from neck pain without relying on painkillers or surgery? The answer can be found in regenerative medicine. What Causes Chronic Neck Pain? The neck is a bundle of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles that are controlled by the brain and spinal cord combined. This makes the neck very vulnerable...

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Mini Lungs Developed to Help Scientists Study Respiratory Diseases

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center have developed mini lungs or organoids in the laboratory to help study respiratory diseases. The 3-D structures closely mimic adult-sized lungs and have been created from pluripotent stem cells to serve as models of lung diseases in the laboratory. The findings were reported in Nature Cell Biology. Mini Lungs Developed to Help Scientists Study Respiratory Diseases The 3-D organoids contain the various types of cells found in human lungs and they resemble the full-sized organs in both look and function. These mini lungs, therefore, can be used to study human respiratory diseases,...

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Harvard Scientists Say Lab-Grown Stem Cells Must Be Screened

A team of researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, working in collaboration with investigators at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has identified the gene mutation that leads to uncontrolled cell division and tumor formation in some stem cell lines. The Harvard scientists say the findings suggest the need to screen lab-grown stem cells for such mutations. Cancer Risk with Stem Cell Therapy The research indicates that indiscriminate use of stem cell therapies could lead to an elevated risk of cancer in patients receiving stem cell transplants. The team identified acquired mutations in p53, a gene that...

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