Cloning & stem cell research
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SCIENTISTS have made a key breakthrough in their search for treatments of the future - the discovery of a stem cell capable of regenerating blood.
A SCOTTISH company has launched a new service offering people the chance to store their cells for use in future treatments for illnesses such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
MEAT and milk from the offspring of cloned animals could be put on sale in British shops without distinguishing labels, after ministers judged it would be "disproportionate" to impose restrictions.
Scientists have identified and isolated adult mammary stem cells in mice for the first time, in a breakthrough that could lead to cancer victims being able to grow back breast tissue, writes Angus Howarth.
A DAIRY farmer at the centre of a controversy over a cloned cow has described how he would like to sell milk from its descendants as a premium product.
THE Scottish dairy farmer at the centre of a cloning row says he has had offers from European farmers who could buy the cattle and then export the meat back to the UK.
On Newmeadow Farm near Nairn in Invernesshire, the Innes family is in a state of shock. For the past week, Calum and his son Steven have been at the eye of a storm over the cloning of animals, which has damaged their reputation and may leave them hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket.
A BRITISH teenager has undergone a groundbreaking operation using stem cells to regenerate her cancerous windpipe.
NEW methods to create stem cells for research and treatment may not be as effective as previously thought, a study suggests.
DESPERATE multiple sclerosis sufferers were administered an alleged stem cell therapy treatment in a "wholly illegitimate, misleading and dishonest" way by a doctor, a disciplinary hearing was told yesterday.
A MAJOR stem-cell breakthrough by Scottish scientists could revolutionise the development of new treatments for liver disease.
A DYING heart patient has been saved after he was given an artificial heart and injected with his own stem cells, a British surgeon said yesterday.
TENS of thousands of Scots might be donating cells for research to create cloned animal-human embryos without their consent, an ethics campaigner has warned.
SCIENTISTS have transformed human skin cells into early versions of the eye cells that generate vision.
NEURODEGENERATIVE diseases represent one of the major public health burdens of our time.
SPERM have for the first time been created in a laboratory, using stem cells. Experts said that the breakthrough – by British scientists – could have "monumental" consequences for infertile men.
PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has been urged to guarantee millions of pounds for research into stem-cell therapies for multiple sclerosis.
A BLIND British boy flown to China for stem-cell therapy in a bid to improve his sight has started the treatment, his grandfather said last night.