Production of bioartificial organs

Reproductive medicine and the production of bioartificial organs may be a source of hope in the next few years for patients with degenerative lesions of various organs, among them the reproductive organs. Undoubtedly, in this respect, major advances in stem cell knowledge,...
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Prospects for HIV/AIDS patients

In relation to the possibility of ending HIV infection or AIDS, there are lights and shadows, but certainly more lights than shadows. Although there is still no effective vaccine against AIDS, one reason for optimism is the effectiveness of anti-retroviral therapy in preventing...
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Swedish surgeons perform the first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant.

A team of Swedish surgeons from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg have performed a mother-to-daughter uterus transplant for the first time. The operation was carried out over the weekend of 14-15 September 2012. The uteruses of two mothers were transplanted into their...
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iPS cells : have them the same characteristics of embryonic stem cells?

A concern raised some time ago is to determine whether the iPS cells produced from adult somatic cells have the specific characteristics of embryonic stem cells. If so, iPS cells could advantageously replace embryonic stem cells for experimental and clinical purposes, without the...