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Stem cell cure for tumours

After extensively using stem cell therapy for treatment of leukemia, doctors are now pushing for using it to help cure solid tumours.

Doctors from various countries have congregated in the city to deliberate on the efficacy of using stem cells to treat the side-effects of chemotherapy, which, if given in high dosage, kills healthy cells as well.

“In several patients we have observed that the white blood cell count plummets following chemotherapy. This brings down the person’s resistance to infections. By transplanting stem cells we could counter that,” said Dr Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, oncologist at Global Cancer Institute which is organising
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India’s First Dental Stem Cell Bank is Now Open

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The first-ever dental stem cell bank in India called “Store your Cells” has now been launched. This unique bank is the venture of started by dentists at Dhruv Polyclinic, Mumbai.

The venture was formed under the guidance of Dr. Kedar Gadgil, who is a successful implant dentist practising at London (UK), Kent (UK), and Mumbai . He is the Director and lead clinician of Dhruv Polyclinic.

International Stem Cell Corporation Reports Reaching Milestone in Its Cornea Program

International Stem Cell Corporation announced that its Research and Development team has advanced its program to create a functional and transplantable human cornea by developing a new method to derive corneal endothelium-like cells from human pluripotent stem cells.

This work represents a significant step towards the creation of complete cornea tissue that can be used for transplantation and supports prior data showing indications of corneal endothelium generated by ISCO’s collaborators at Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, India. Such cells by themselves may potentially promote wound healing and regeneration of the cornea and therefore could be used as a standalone medical treatment.

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Stem cell donor saves thalassemic boy

A two-year-old Delhi boy suffering from thalassemia got a new lease of life after a Bangalorean donated his blood stem cells to him. This is the first reported case in India of a thalassemia patient receiving blood stem cells from an unrelated donor.

Garvit Goel was advised to go for a blood stem cell transplant a year ago. None of his family members qualified to be potential donors. That’s when Sumeet Mahjan, a software professional from MindTree, stepped in.

For Sumeet, the turning point came in 2011 when his colleague’s 11-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. MindTree requested Datri, an NGO
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