• Embryonic
  • (CNN) -- In a pair of landmark studies, two groups of scientists announced Tuesday that they have reprogrammed human skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells, whose potential to mature into any other kind of cell in the body may ultimately prove key to curing a number of diseases. (cnn.com)
  • Researchers have long considered research into embryonic stem cells as a promising avenue to replacing certain disease-damaged cells. (cnn.com)
  • Because of their plasticity and potentially unlimited capacity for self-renewal, embryonic stem cell therapies have been proposed for regenerative medicine and tissue replacement after injury or disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other potential uses of embryonic stem cells include investigation of early human development, study of genetic disease and as in vitro systems for toxicology testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abnormal
  • Importantly, the molecular tweezers have been found to be effective and safe not only in the test tube but also in animal models of different diseases, suggesting that they may be developed as drugs against diseases caused by abnormal protein aggregation, all of which currently have no cure. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • Urology (from Greek οὖρον ouron "urine" and -λογία -logia "study of"), also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • stem cell
  • In studies done with people just diagnosed with this disease, they compared a group they infused with blood cord stem cell while another group was given a placebo. (smore.com)
  • Obama adviser Stephanie Cutter wrote on the White House blog that Judge Lamberth 's ruling is good news for patients suffering from diseases that could potentially be treated by stem-cell research. (washingtontimes.com)
  • For too long, patients and families have suffered from debilitating, incurable diseases, and we know that stem-cell research offers hope to millions of Americans across the country," she wrote. (washingtontimes.com)
  • genetics
  • The so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC's) that a Japanese group figured how to make from ordinary body cells in 2007 are already being used in many labs to study the genetics of these diseases, along with cells from the most controversial source: donated human embryos. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • cancer
  • State-of-the-art brain imaging is used to study language, vision, hearing, learning and memory, and brain diseases including cancer. (mcw.edu)
  • It can also affect men who have had surgical procedures for prostate disease, especially cancer. (limamemorial.org)
  • Physical
  • After the development of orthopedics in the eighteenth century, machines like the Gymnasticon were developed to treat gout and similar diseases by systematic exercise of the joints, similar to later developments in physical therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the profession's inception, spinal manipulative therapy has been a component of the physical therapist practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • This paved the way for Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans, and Oliver Smithies to create the first knockout mouse, ushering in a whole new era of research on human disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • cure
  • Although the studies available are only just correlational, they may be giving way to new investigations that may arise to provide with a permanent cure for this awful disease. (smore.com)
  • I still think that overall therapeutic cloning is bad because while it may cure one patient it ends up creating more diseases. (smore.com)
  • people
  • Despite the scientists' excitement, much work remains to be done before the advances can be used to treat disease in people, they said. (cnn.com)
  • Some people with radiation injuries of the head, neck or bowel show an improvement in quality of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Function
  • This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • The neurologist consulted for this case stated that the young Arizonian would have to endure almost 20 years worth of therapy, until the parents remembered they had stored her cord blood cells when she was born. (smore.com)
  • development
  • Neuronal Communication at the cellular level is studied using cutting-edge genetic and electrophysiological tools in order to dissect mechanisms of development and disease in the visual system, learning and memory, and addiction. (mcw.edu)
  • Investigations may be performed to identify underlying disease processes that may have led to the development of symptoms or autonomic neuropathy. (wikipedia.org)