Leigh syndrome – where are those mitochondria replacement therapies?

Dear Sir: I came across your blog after reading Stanley Bing’s recent article in Fortune Magazine. I will try to be brief. I have a 4 year old son who was diagnosed 1.5 years ago with a form of Leigh’s disease; one of the most devastating forms of mitochondrial disease. While he is receiving care… Continue reading Leigh syndrome – where are those mitochondria replacement therapies?

Nature Editor-in-Chief’s changed mind on enhancement drugs for healthy people

Philip Campbell, the open editor-in-chief of Nature was asked by John Brockman under the cover of the 2008 Edge Annual Question: WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY? Campbell writes in his thoughtful answer: “I’ve changed my mind about the use of enhancement drugs by healthy people. A year ago, if asked, I’d have… Continue reading Nature Editor-in-Chief’s changed mind on enhancement drugs for healthy people

Bill Dye’s hope for an early regenerative medicine therapy! Please help.

Bill Dye has a serious muscle-tendon damage and is looking for an experimental regenerative medicine therapy (stem cells or tissue engineering or both) after 2 years and many surgical interventions. If any out of the expert readers of this blog can help or knows someone, who can help, please do comment or email Mr. Bill… Continue reading Bill Dye’s hope for an early regenerative medicine therapy! Please help.

Off-the-shelf skin replacements are on their way…

UK scientists in artificial skin breakthrough: “A long-lasting artificial skin has been developed by British researchers. The Cambridge-based Intercytex Group Plc has announced that tests had produced promising results in healing wounds in early clinical trials…. ICX-SKN is created from a matrix produced by the same skin cells that are responsible for synthesising new tissue… Continue reading Off-the-shelf skin replacements are on their way…

Bell curve in medical care: Atul Gawande in Author@Google

The Anna of my life mailed me the link of The Authors@Google program, which “brings authors of all stripes to Google for informal talks centering on their recently published books.” You can browse the Google Talks videos with one click. And non other than Atul Gawande, author of New Yorker’s opinionated The Way We Age… Continue reading Bell curve in medical care: Atul Gawande in Author@Google

Volunteers needed for amniotic stem cell transplantation onto ocular surfaces!

Would you like to have some human amniotic stem cells transplanted into your eye? Well, regenerative medicine wants you to participate in a pioneer study! If you are 18 – 88 year old, female and you have corneal epithelial defects and ulcers that have persisted for 4 weeks or longer but otherwise you are healthy,… Continue reading Volunteers needed for amniotic stem cell transplantation onto ocular surfaces!