Sunday, March 30, 2008

Uterine Stem Cells Create New Neurons That Can Curb Parkinson's Disease

Grow Your Own Probiotics, Part 1: Kefir
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
The complete clinical presentation of a patient with Lyme disease can present symptoms like many other diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis, ...
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Nonprofit gears up for biotech road show
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The scientists identified a possible way to defeat immune system cells in the blood called T-cells that sometimes attack myelin. Multiple sclerosis is an ...
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Early Research Suggests Umbilical Cord Blood Cell Therapy May Reduce Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease
Stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood are showing early potential in fighting Alzheimer's disease, according to results from a new preclinical study published in the March issue of Stem Cells and Development.

Mini Stem Cell Lab Formed From Self-Assembled Materials
Imagine having one polymer and one small molecule that instantly assemble into a flexible but strong sac in which you can grow human stem cells, creating a sort of miniature laboratory. And that sac, if used for cell therapy, could cloak the stem cells from the human body's immune system and biodegrade upon arriving at its destination, releasing the stem cells to do their work.

Large Multi Center Study Suggests New Genetic Markers For Crohn's Disease
What is believed to be the largest study of its kind for the genetic roots of inflammatory bowel diseases has suggested new links to Crohn's Disease as well as further evidence that some people of Jewish descent are more likely to develop it.

Various Forms Of Hope Among Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sustaining hope in the face of a chronic, debilitating illness such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) should be a goal of palliative care and can take many forms, representing a continuum from focusing on the self to concern for others, as described in a paper published in the April issue (Volume 8, Number 3) of Journal of Palliative Medicine (28 Mar 2008

Uterine Stem Cells Create New Neurons That Can Curb Parkinson's Disease
The injection of uterine stem cells trigger growth of new brain cells in mice with Parkinson's disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in an abstract presented at the 2008 Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Annual Scientific Meeting held March 26-29 in San Diego, California.

Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News

Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients Need Better Understanding Of Pros And Cons Of New Debit Card, Allsup Says (USA)
Starting next month Social Security Disability Insurance recipients in some states will have the option of receiving their benefit payments electronically on a debit card, rather than via a paper check.
28 Mar 2008

Connecticut Hispanics Report Declining Quality Of Life, Including Access To Health Insurance, Survey Finds
The majority of Hispanics living in Connecticut believe their quality of life -- including finances, access to health insurance and affordable housing -- has declined in recent years, according to a study released on Wednesday, the 28 Mar 2008

Kansas House Approves Low-Income Health Insurance Subsidy
The Kansas House on Tuesday voted 103-20 to approve legislation that would create an insurance subsidy for low-income residents and expand other health care programs, the 28 Mar 2008

Minnesota Lawmakers Expected To Approve Health Care Legislation
Minnesota lawmakers this week are expected to approve legislation that is expected to reduce health care spending in the state by 20% by 2015 and extend coverage to an additional 47,000 residents, but the bill could face a veto by Gov.
28 Mar 2008

Seven Of 10 Likely Democratic Voters In Pennsylvania Concerned About Health Care Costs, Poll Finds
About 70% of likely voters in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary have concerns about their ability to afford health care, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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