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Entering the age of human upgrades

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It turns out that in medicine, one key to new resurrections can be found in jumpstarting faulty, old lives

Human muscle tissue grown from stem cells

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:43 PM

These are called 'induced pluripotent stem cells' or iPSCs. Like naturally-occurring stem cells found in embryos, they can become any other type of human cell.

Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:42 PM

It has long been suspected that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Stem cell therapy for your health: 4 things you need to know

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Stem cells can prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's – here's how they work

Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The results could be an effective therapeutic option for patients suffering erectile dysfunction from other causes

STEM CELL THERAPY. Stem cells as seen on a computer screen at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Scientists create first human-pig embryos

Jan 27, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The ultimate goal is to grow functional and transplantable tissue or organs but we are far away from that says lead investigator Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

'IMPORTANT FIRST STEP.' This image shows the human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are being injected into a pig blastocyst. Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Zika virus infection may harm adult brain – study

Aug 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Adult cells involved in learning and memory can be destroyed by the viral infection according to a study

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Gloria Arroyo to undergo stem cell therapy in Germany

Aug 10, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo also plans to meet with Filipino communities in France and Hong Kong if allowed by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan to leave the country

UNDERGOING TREATMENT. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo grants a media interview on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda

The eyes have it: Scientists grow lenses from stem cells

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:26 AM

A research team says they have managed to engineer corneas from stem cells in the lab while another regenerated lenses inside the human eye

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito borne virus and microcephaly which until now had been circumstantial

ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Japanese scientist stripped of doctorate over stem cell scandal

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Haruko Obokata 32 drew intense media scrutiny after failing to reproduce the results of what was once billed as a ground breaking study on stem cells

FABRICATED. In this file photo, Riken Institute investigation committee chief Shunsuke Ishi (L) explains an interim investigation report with photo datas at the institute during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Trailblazing trial for brittle-bone disease

Oct 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

In a pioneering trial stem cells will be injected into fetuses to battle brittle bone disease

BRITTLE BONE DISEASE. A picture made available on November 9, 2011 shows Patricio (L) and Nicole (R), two kids who suffer from brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta), playing with paper airplanes in Quito, Ecuador, 28 October 2011. One of each 10,000 new borns suffer the illness in the world. The kids are called 'crystal kids' and a simple touch of a cuddly toy could break their bones. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA

Is Arroyo's stem cell doctor back in business? DOJ orders probe

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima acts on a change org petition asking the NBI to verify if Antonia Park is treating patients again in her clinic in Tagaytay which was ordered closed in 2014

'NOT GUILTY.' Antonia Park, who is facing one count of illegal practice of medicine and one count of estafa, is on bail. Sourced photo

Mini breast grown in petri dishes for breast cancer research

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:08 PM

The scientific breakthrough can potentially allow researchers to better understand breast cancer

MODERN-DAY HEROES. The team of Jelena Linnemann (L) and Dr Christina Scheel (R) will now be able to understand the behavior of breast cancer cells. Photos from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, graphic by Ernest Fiestan

Arroyo's stem cell doctor pleads not guilty to estafa case

May 06, 2015 - 4:48 PM

She is also charged with one count of illegal practice of medicine

ON BAIL. Antonia Park, who is facing one count of illegal practice of medicine and one count of estafa, is on bail. Sourced photo

Too many waiting for blood stem cell transplants – study

Feb 27, 2015 - 8:22 AM

The analysis finds huge discrepancies between rich and poor countries noting that less than 2 in the eastern Mediterranean and Africa get HSCTs versus Europe s 52 5

TRANSPLANT. A picture made available on 16 December 2009 shows Prof. Dr. Dietger Niederwieser (R) at the bedside of a patient in the Jose-Carreras-Station for bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplantation of the Hematology and Oncology department at the University of Leipzig, Germany, 11 December 2009. File Photo by Waltraud Grubitzsch/EPA

Spain uses stem cell therapy to treat damaged hearts

Jan 31, 2015 - 9:20 AM

It is the first time that allogeneic cells – stem cells that come from another person – have been used to repair damage to a heart caused by a heart attack

Top Japan lab dismisses controversial stem cell study

Dec 26, 2014 - 2:12 PM

The revelations come a week after a young researcher at the center of the scandal which has rocked the country s scientific establishment said she will resign after failing to reproduce the study s results

FABRICATED. In this file photo, Riken Institute investigation committee chief Shunsuke Ishi (L) explains an interim investigation report with photo datas at the institute during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan lab cannot repeat ground-breaking cell finding – reports

Dec 18, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The government backed Riken Institute will announce that so called STAP cells cannot be reproduced writing the embarrassing final chapter of a study published in the journal Nature but later withdrawn

FABRICATED. In this file photo, Riken Institute investigation committee chief Shunsuke Ishi (L) explains an interim investigation report with photo datas at the institute during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Scientists build 'mini-stomachs' in lab

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Called gastric organoids the lab dish tissue comprises buds of cells that are a miniature version of the stomach the researchers say

Frame grab from video courtesy Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Health chief goes on 'sick leave'

Oct 29, 2014 - 2:08 PM

2nd UPDATE Health Secretary Enrique Ona has gone on leave reportedly to attend to personal health concerns Undersecretary Janet Garin is the acting secretary during Ona s absence

ON LEAVE. Health Secretary Enrique Ona, who has been at the forefront on the campaign against Ebola, has gone on leave. Rappler file photo

Philippine bishops: Ice bucket challenge OK if...

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:07 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines sets a condition for the challenge: Donations shouldn t go to a crime against embryos and fetuses

GLOBAL TREND. A handout photograph released by NBA Yao School shows former NBA star Yao Ming being doused with ice water in an 'ice bucket challenge' during a graduation ceremony for students of his NBA Yao school in Beijing, China on August 23, 2014. Photo by NBA Yao School/EPA

Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings

Aug 27, 2014 - 1:07 PM

UPDATED The struggle to replicate the experiment casts further doubt on the existence of stem cell like cells what the researchers called Stimulus Triggered Acquisition of Pluripotency STAP cells

FABRICATED. In this file photo, Riken Institute investigation committee chief Shunsuke Ishi (L) explains an interim investigation report with photo datas at the institute during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist commits suicide

Aug 05, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Sasai is the mentor of the 30 year old Haruko Obokata whose research reportedly used fabricated data

SASAI. Yoshiki Sasai, deputy director of CDB (Riken Institute's Center for Developmental Biology) and one of the authors of the two nature STAP cell papers, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, 16 April 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Why spend money on science? Answering the Binay question

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM

To turn our back on science and technology will inevitably condemn our country to perpetual economic backwardness

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

Top journal retracts ‘game-changer’ stem cell study

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Leading science journal Nature is withdrawing a stem cell study published January after all co authors concluded that they cannot stand behind the papers

RETRACTION? This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Apr 29, 2014 - 12:43 AM

We are now one step closer to being able to treat diabetic patients with their own insulin producing cells says the New York Stem Cell Foundation

STEM CELLS. A May 2013 photo shows a stem cell colony produced from human skin cells. File photo by Oregon Health & Science University/EPA

US scientists make embryonic stem cells from adult skin

Apr 19, 2014 - 3:37 PM

The new approach does not use fertilized embryos to obtain stem cells a technique that raises major ethical issues

STEM CELLS UP CLOSE. This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Arroyo's stem cell doctor charged with illegal practice

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The NBI says Park misrepresented herself as a licensed physician in several occasions

ILLEGAL PRACTICE. Dr Antonia Park in this Nov 17, 2012 photo taken by Kate Tan. Photo from Bernard Tan.

Japan stem cell scientist stands by 'phony' research

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:29 PM

Haruko Obokata blamed her youth and inexperience for errors in her methodology but insisted her conclusions on stem cells were accurate

Haruko Obokata

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Apr 01, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Dr Antonia Park according to the Professional Regulatory Commission is not authorized to practice medicine in the Philippines She faces charges of estafa and reckless imprudence resulting in homicide

'Phony' stem cell research scientist to be punished in Japan

Apr 01, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The punishment is expected to be meted out to lead researcher Haruko Obokata and her more experienced colleagues

PUNISHMENT. Riken Institute investigation committee chief Shunsuke Ishi (L) explains an interim investigation report with photo datas at the institute during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan institute may retract 'game-changing' cell study: reports

Mar 14, 2014 - 1:05 PM

At issue are allegations that researchers used erroneous image data – crucial to supporting the study – which resembled those used in the 2011 dissertation

RETRACTION? This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Stem cell scientist calls for retraction of study

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:06 PM

The study faced hard questions as the Japanese research institute that sponsored the study probed into the credibility of the study data

STEM CELLS. This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Transplant tissue: Stem cells in 'revolutionary' boost

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The new approach – provided it overcomes safety hurdles – could smash cost and technical barriers in stem cell research said independent commentators

STEM CELLS UP CLOSE. This handout picture, released from Japan's Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) on January 23, 2013 shows part of the renal tubule cells (red part) which were differentiated from human stem cells at the CiRA in Kyoto. Kyoto University/AFP

Philippine elite fight aging with stem cell therapy

Nov 07, 2013 - 7:12 AM

The Philippine Department of Health is scrambling to regulate local stem cell therapy practices amid a chaotic and often dubious boom in the industry

BECOMING A FAD. Stem cell therapy for health and cosmetic purposes is popular in China, India and many other Asian countries

Vatican-backed stem cell research wins $1.2-M US grant

Sep 14, 2013 - 12:08 AM

NeoStem a New Jersey based company is looking into very small embryonic like VSEL cells found in adult bone marrow It has already received 4 5 million in government research grants

Opposition vs stem cell for unproven claims grows

Aug 28, 2013 - 10:44 PM

More doctors groups support the stand that stem cell therapy should only be administered upon the completion of clinical trials

Health chief flip-flops on support for stem cell treatment

Aug 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM

DOH Secretary Enrique Ona in a speech encourages stem cell procedures that don t have therapeutic guarantees but says his stand on the matter is not final

Stem cell debate: Innovation or safety?

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The challenge hounding DOH and the FDA is finding the balance between innovation and sound regulation

Solon calls for probe into stem cell therapy

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Rep Doy Leachon files a resolution calling for a probe in aid of legislation on the conduct of stem cell therapy in the Philippines

Leachon asks Ona to resign over stem cell issue

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Rep Leachon says the DOH must not allow unregistered drugs in the market without proper clinical trials because lives are at stake

Scientists grow human heart tissue

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:44 PM

A team from the University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania used induced pluripotent stem iPS cells generated from human skin cells to create precursor heart cells called MCPs

Science wRap: Body clocks, climate and conflict, monogamy

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:01 PM

This week: Resetting your body clock monogamy and evolution and the link between hot climate and hot heads

'Suspend deceptive stem cell transplant doctors'

Jul 31, 2013 - 12:00 AM

A physicians group calls for the suspension of the license to practice of deceptive stem cell transplant doctors

#PugadBaboy: Scam Cell Therapy

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On stem cell treatments

#PugadBaboy: Scam Cell Therapy punchline 3

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On stem cell treatments

#PugadBaboy: Scam Cell Therapy punchline 2

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On stem cell treatments

Stem cell therapy: Future of medicine?

Jul 09, 2013 - 9:42 PM

DOH steps in as scammers and swindlers take advantage of stem cell therapy