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Medical experts say every year about 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. But a new drug has shown promise for patients who have lost all hope of beating the disease.


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Reuters (Nov. 27, 2013) — A cure for diabetes could be a step closer, following successful experiments in mice to turn immature embryonic cells into cells that produce insulin. Danish researchers created viable miniature mouse pancreases using progenitor cells taken from embryos, and believe the same scientific principles could be applied to help the 382 million people world-wide affected by diabetes. Jim Drury reports.
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Scientists Use Urine to Make Stem Cells

Scientists Use Urine to Make Stem Cells

Reuters (Dec. 27, 2012) — Chinese scientists from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have converted cells found in urine into pluripotent stem cells that can be used to create neurons and brain cells. The researchers say the find holds huge potential for the rapid testing and development of new treatments for neuro-degenerative disorders.
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Researchers Breathe Life Into Hopes for Lab Grown Lungs

Researchers Breathe Life Into Hopes for Lab Grown Lungs

Reuters (Dec. 22, 2013) — Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It's a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could lead to the creation of lab-made lungs, using a patient's own cells. Sharon Reich reports.
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High Hopes for Space Grown Stem Cells

High Hopes for Space Grown Stem Cells

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space Station, Dr. Abba Zubair will send a batch of cells into space where he believes the future of human tissue generation with stem cells may lie. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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