Cord blood stem cells help meet minority marrow needs

Leukemias are cancers of the cells that give rise to white blood cells.  For example in myeloid leukemias the cells that normally would become the blood cells neutrophils or macrophages start to make copies of themselves but refuse to mature.  What happens is that the body is flooding with cells that on the one hand…

Ahmedabad-based institutes get patent to use stem cells in kidney transplant

According to an article IndianExpress.com, an international patent has been issued to the G R Doshi K M Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) and Dr HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences (ITS) from Ahmedabad, Indian for utilization of stem cells in treatment of patients having undergone kidney transplantation.  Given that we…