Home > Medical > Genetics > Stem cells Stem cells All sections in Genetics » About Genetics » Gene Therapy » Genes and disease » Genes and Obesity » Health Tips » Nature vs Nurture » Genetics News » Paternity Testing » Stem Cells » Muscular dystrophy » Motor neuron disease » Multiple sclerosis Scientists create part-human, part-pig embryo Human stem cells have successfully been used to create part-human, part-pig embryos – in order to create organs for transplant in the future. Signals decoded to make 12 cell types from stem cells The ability to quickly coax human embryonic stem cells to generate such cell types as skeletal muscle, bone and blood vessels would be a major advance in regenerative medicine. US companies selling unapproved stem cell treatments Clinics across the US are offering stem cell interventions for muscle and bone disorders, heart disease, problems with the immune system, injured spinal cords, cosmetic reasons, and more. Check Assess your diabetes risk » Quiz Am I at risk for COPD? » Ask CyberDoc » 10 ways to boost your metabolism World's Most Famous TB Patients Stem cells could repair skull and facial bones A stem cell discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer to replace skull and facial bones. Timeline: stem cells We've come a long way since the first embryonic stem cells were isolated in 1998. Take a look at how stem-cell policies and research have progressed. Stem cell research: where it is at Is stem cell research equal to abortion? Bush seems to think so. But recently embryonic stem cells were harvested without destroying embryos. We bring you the latest developments. Stem cell glossary Don't know your blastocoels from your blastocysts? If you're interested in the very many benefits of stem cells, it's worth taking note of the terms in this extensive glossary. New stem cell development could reverse blindness Researchers have managed to create retina cells from stem cells, hoping to eventually stop or reverse blindness in people with retinal disease. Stem cell, hard sell It's medical science's greatest breakthrough. But before embarking on an expensive form of stem-cell treatment, weigh up the evidence for the claims. Stem cells – hope or hype? Stem cell technology offers the promise of curing the incurable – but for the moment lives are being lost while the issue is mired in controversy. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!