New liver cancer genes found
Wednesday, 09 May 2012
A combined team of scientists from Singapore and Thailand has made a significant breakthrough in understanding the cause of bile duct cancer, a deadly type of liver cancer. Using the latest genomic technologies, the researchers identified several new genes frequently mutated in bile duct cancers, paving the way for better understanding on how bile duct cancers develop. The Singapore-Thailand team was led by Professor Teh Bin Tean, Associate Professor Patrick Tan, Associate Professor Steve Rozen (Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School of Singapore) and Professor Vajarabhongsa Bhudhisawasdi from Thailand’s Khon Kaen University.
The Controversy of the Stem Cell
05/07/2012 By suntzuandrew Leave a Comment
Uttering the words “stem cell” is unsettling to many sectors in today’s society. However, contrary to common belief, stem cells are produced in fully developed human bodies as well as the embryonic fetus. Stem cells reside in us all and have been used in medical treatments for years.
Benefits of Stem Cell Breast Reconstruction
By Joel A. Aronowitz, MD
Clinical Professor Plastic Surgery
USC Keck School of Medicine
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
University Stem Cell Center
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Our fat tissue contains a lot more than just fat. It’s been known for many years that the fat that makes our jeans tight and skin loose contains large numbers of small cells with the potential to grow into many types of the tissue and play a central role in healing and regeneration. Only recently though have doctors been able to apply these exciting laboratory findings to help patients in clinical practice.
The New Frontier for Thailand’s Health Tourism
by Richard DeAndrea, MD, ND
Integrative Medicine emphasizes the doctor-patient relationship using the least invasive, least toxic and least costly methods. Responding to feedback from patients, partners and clients, Thailand is leading the way.
Healthcare is a basic human right. However, in many developing and, believe it or not, advanced nations it is a privilege to have world-class medical care.