The Morning Briefing: Stem cell therapies

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about stem cell research & therapy.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about stem cell research & therapy.

1.) Umbilical cord stem cells provide life-saving treatment for children. Emerging scientific research on cord blood stem cells shows promise in filling treatment gaps for many children, like Andy, who face certain life-threatening conditions.

2.) Stem cell clinical trials suggest highly touted medical technology is headed for prime time. For more than a decade, stem cell therapies have been touted as offering hope for those suffering from genetic and degenerative diseases. The promise took another step toward reality last week.

3.) Stem cell treatment offers hope to those sickened after getting bone marrow. [Video]

4.) Stem cells in the news and Yokohama. The tenth annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is winding down in Yokohama, Japan. But stem cells have been in the news in this hemisphere, too.

5.) First stem cell vein implant helps young girl. In what is being reported as a scientific first, Swedish doctors were able pair the groin vein of a dead donor with stem cells from a young girl and implant the healthy vein into the girl.

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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