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Embryonic Stem Cell Study Shows Promise PDF Print E-mail

LOS ANGELES — A treatment for eye diseases that is derived from human embryonic stem cells might have improved the vision of two patients, bolstering the beleaguered field, researchers reported Monday.

The report, published online in the medical journal The Lancet, is the first to describe the effect on patients of a therapy involving...

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Study: Stem cells may aid vision in blind people (AP) PDF Print E-mail
Study: Stem cells may aid vision in blind people (AP)

LOS ANGELES – Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scientists reported Monday.

While embryonic stem cells were first isolated more than a decade ago, most of the research has been done in lab animals. The new results come from the first tests in humans for a...

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Be Here Now: Meditation For The Body And Brain PDF Print E-mail

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

Up next, mindfulness. Ever find yourself going through day stuck in autopilot mode, waking up at 7:15, wolfing down your usual hot cereal, really, without really tasting it, while you read the...

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Osteoporosis Is So Slow, Bone Density Retests Can Wait, Study Says PDF Print E-mail

Bone loss and osteoporosis develop so slowly in most women whose bones test normal at age 65 that many can safely wait as long as 15 years before having a second bone density test, researchers report in a new study.

The study, published in Thursday’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, is part of a broad rethinking of how to...

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Well: Helping Injured Dogs Walk Again PDF Print E-mail
Well: Helping Injured Dogs Walk AgainJ. Levine, Texas A&M UniversityNew research to help injured dogs walk again could lead to treatments for human spinal cord injuries.
Well: Helping Injured Dogs Walk Again

An experimental drug being tested on dachshunds and other dogs with spinal cord damage may eventually lead to new treatments for people with similar injuries.

The drug, being studied by researchers at the...

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