Tag Archives: Umbilical cord

Comparing stem cell research in the US, Iran, South Africa, South Korea and Norway

In our project we wanted to explore how far certain countries have come in stem cell research. When comparing Iran, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and The United States of America we raised the question: How far has each country … Continue reading

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Current Stem cell research in Norway

Research on adult stem cells has been a focus area in Norway since 2002. As a result of new initiative and governmental backing, the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research (NCS) was established in 2003. The goal was to bring … Continue reading

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Current state of stem cell research and its application in South Africa

Stem cells have currently become a “consumer item” of sorts; and private stem cell banks have been established.  These store tissue and stem cell rich blood which can be used later by donors to treat illnesses. It is therefore like … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the US: research

The first stem cell was isolated in 1998 by a research group led by Dr. James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin. The same group also developed a technique for growing the cells. This happened only 13 years ago, which … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in Norway: Political History and current legislation

The Nordic countries are made up of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland and are in the lead of biomedicine. These countries have numerous stem cell research projects in progress. Public support and government funding for science and research has … Continue reading

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Stem cell legislation in South Africa

South Africa is by far the most developed African country, and owes much of its ‘modernity’ and industrialization to the early influx of external European influences. Contributions from indigenous African tribes and migrants from Asia have also played an important … Continue reading

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Word of the week: Umbilical cord

This is the cord connecting the fetus with the placenta. In the cord there is a blood flow, supplying the fetus with oxygenated, nutrition-rich blood from the blood, and returns the used blood. Blood from the cord and the placenta … Continue reading

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