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What are the potential uses of human stem cells?

What are the potential uses of human stem cells?
Stem Cell Basics-What are the potential uses of human stem cells and the obstacles that must be overcome before these potential uses will be realized? There are many ways in which human stem cells can be used in research and the clinic. Studies of human embryonic stem cells will yield information about...
September 21st, 2011 | News, Science | Read More


Even though early detection can save lives, there is currently no approved screening test for lung cancer that has been proven to improve survival or detect localized disease. There are studies underway, though, to find appropriate screening tools. Early detection of lung cancer is critical for improving...
September 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

Physical Activity and Cancer

Physical Activity and Cancer
Exercise can improve our quality of life. It can keep bones strong, improve our circulatory system and combat many signs of aging. In the past, people being treated for a chronic illness (an illness a person may live with for a long time, such as cancer or diabetes) were often told by their doctor to...
September 15th, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Building Replacement Body Parts

It won’t be long before surgeons routinely install replacement body parts created in the laboratory. At the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, human cells are being used to grow muscles, blood vessels, skin and a complete urinary bladder. Much of the...
September 7th, 2011 | News | Read More

5th Annual Stupid Cancer UnGala NYC ’11 Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

70,000 Americans between 15-40 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That’s one every eight minutes. This is not OK! So, It’s time to raise your glasses and take to the dance floor with the 5th Annual Stupid Cancer “Un-Gala”, an annual social mixer/fundraiser benefiting the I’m...
June 2nd, 2011 | Cancer Fundraising, Events, News | Read More

St. Jude’s Children’s wins $250,000 from Celebrity Apprentice

Last night, “Celebrity Apprentice” finalist John Rich won $250,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Marlee Matlen was a fierce contender and raised more for charity in one night than any other Apprentice candidate, but John Rich seemed to be a frontrunner for the last few weeks...
May 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

Stem Cells May Make It Possible To Regenerate Your Teeth

A new technique allows the body’s own stem cells to be orchestrated to regenerate teeth. Using a process called cell homing, Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, professor of dental medicine at Columbia University, has migrated stem cells to a 3-D scaffold infused with growth factor that holds the translational potential...
April 27th, 2011 | News, Science | Read More

Exploring the World of Genomics and the amazing potential on the J. Craig Venter Institute

J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) scientists will demonstrate the applications of genomics science to new biologically-driven sources of energy and to uncover novel ways for mitigating the negative impacts of humans on our planet. Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology are also providing unprecedented...
April 26th, 2011 | News, Science | Read More

Exercise To Improved Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

Exercise To Improved Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
If you are recovering from chemotherapy, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. But exercise may be just what the doctor orders to help battle cancer- related fatigue. Two studies cite the importance of exercise for cancer patients following treatment. A study published in the May 1, 1997, issue...
April 2nd, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Review: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Review: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission is to cure blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve...
March 22nd, 2011 | Cancer Websites, Research Funding | Read More