Stem cells Current Affairs, GK & News

Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana: Second Phase launched

On October 14, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched second phase of Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana. The scheme was launched for the Thalassemia patients. About Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana The scheme aims to provide one-time cure for Haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease and Thalassaemia for patients who have matched family donors. ..

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Ministry of Health: Complaints to ICMR on misuse of Stem Cell therapy

On March 20, 2020, the Ministry of Heath informed Lok Sabha that ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has received several complaints on misuse of stem cell therapy. Highlights The National Apex Committee operating under the ministry is evaluating the complaints. The committee is to recommend actions against these complaints. The National Apex Committee for ..

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Cord Blood Banking

Doctors recently clarified the effectiveness of cord blood banking and warned against the limitations of commercial establishments for such service. Cord Blood Banking Cord blood banking service provides for storage of the cord blood derived from the umbilical cord and placenta of the baby after birth. This is stored as a source of hematopoietic stem ..

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The researchers of United States find that Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

The researchers in the United States (US) have found that Electronic Cigarettes (ECs) produce a stress response in brain stem cells. They identified the mechanism underlying EC-induced stem cell toxicity as “Stress-Induced Mitochondrial Hyper-fusion (SIMH) using cultured mouse neural stem cells. The study showed that exposure of stem cells to e-liquids, aerosols, or nicotine produces ..

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Scientists for first time grow miniature human oesophagus in lab

Scientists for first time have successfully grown oesophageal organoids, a miniature, functional versions of human food pipe using pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in laboratory. This bioengineered oesophageal organoids paves way for new ways to study and test drugs against gut disorders. It may also lead to personalised diagnostic methods and focused in part on developing ..

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