H.S. WRESTLER PARALYZED BY 2013 INJURY UNDERGOES STEM CELL THERAPY

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Mar

2015

A Williamson County High School athlete was living the life of a typical teenager, but it was changed suddenly during a wrestling match.

It happened in Huntsville, Alabama, in December 2013. Hunter Garstin, then a sophomore at Independence High School, suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed.

Doctors first thought he may never walk again. Garstin said he is not giving up; he will do whatever he can to get back on his feet.

“I’ve had leg movement and fingers coming back, and sensory, I can feel everything,” he said.

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New Diet May Cut Alziemer's Risk By Half

24
Mar

2015

 A new diet which is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet as researchers claim, may help lower the risk of Alziemer's Disease (AD) by as much as 53 per cent, says a study.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Hair Loss in India

24
Mar

2015

Did you know that on an average a normal human loses up to 100 hair strands per day due to climatic conditions or external force such as washing,combing etc. However, if this is increased to uncontrollably high number, then the condition should be considered as critical and requires immediate personal attention, which may otherwise lead to partial or complete baldness. Apparently problems associated with hair loss and baldness are increasing day by day and finding the exact cause behind the issue is a bit challenging! This may be because the issue is not always associated with systemic......

Using Stem Cells To Grow New Hair

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Mar

2015

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss. In the United States alone, more than 40 million men and 21 million women are affected by hair loss. The research was published online in PLOS One yesterday.

"We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method is ......

Stem Cells Show Promise For Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

21
Mar

2015

Scientists at the University of British Columbia and BetaLogics, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem cells and conventional diabetes drugs.

Stem cells – generic cells that haven't yet taken on specialized form and function – have recently been used by scientists at UBC and elsewhere to reverse Type 1 diabetes in mice. In Type 1 diabetes, which usually begins in childhood, the pancreas prod......

Stem Cell Therapy Helps Us Girl Regain Mobility, Speech

20
Mar

2015

A year ago, 20-year-old Christie from Mississippi could not stand, walk or eat by herself. She was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia — lack of muscle control due to damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls coordination — at the age of two. Over the years, her condition worsened.

Unable to find medical help in America, Kevin Roberts, her father, trawled the net for months and contacted NeuroGen, a brain and spine institute in Nerul, hoping to find a solution.

"Before we started treatment, Christie needed ......

Health Check: Why Does Hair Change Colour And Turn Grey?

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Mar

2015

Most of us find our first “greys” by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp. While many people find the salt and pepper look appealing, others go to great lengths to conceal these locks.

The grey hair “rule of thumb” is that by the age of 50, half of the population have lost the colour in 50% of their hair. When researchers tested this rule, they found that 74% of people aged between 45 and 65 had grey hair, with an average intensity of 27%.

Generally, men have more grey hair than women. Asians and......

The Promise of Stem Cells

15
Mar

2015

Surprising insights and the latest ground-breaking advances in stem cell research are put under the microscope at this year's Cambridge Science Festival, which started on Monday and runs for two weeks.

The potential use of stem cells to treat disease, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer, and the possibilities for cell, tissue and organ repair are astounding. During the Festival fortnight, a series of events will investigate these uses and showcase the incredible world of stem cell therapy.

Dementia affects o......

Reactions to Budget 2015: Vipul Jain, CEO, Advancells

10
Mar

2015

This year’s union budget, the second by Finance Minister ArunJaitley is a mixed bag for healthcare sector. Doubling of the deductible health insurance premium from 15000 to 30, 000 is certainly a step in the right direction. This will help people seek out quality healthcare and will stimulate the sector towards fresh investments. Another favorable step was abolition of service tax on patient transport by ambulance and set up of AIIMS like institutes on different parts of the country. However, the budget falls short in making major policy initiatives for health care sect......

End Knee Pain With Stem Cells From Your Hip

09
Mar

2015

For anyone suffering with osteoarthritis in their knee, the options for improvement are limited. There is no cure for the condition and patients are advised to lose weight. In extreme cases, where the arthritis is disabling, joint replacement is offered. But now there is hope for those who think they just have to put up with the pain. Scientists are testing whether a cocktail of stem cells - including some from the hip - could not only halt the damage osteoarthritis causes to the knee, but may ultimately do away with the need for surgery, Daily Mail reports.

Osteoar......

New stem cell treatment may relieve MS symptoms

03
Mar

2015

A new stem cell treatment hailed as "miraculous" by doctors reboots the entire immune system and is enabling multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again.

Patients who have been wheelchair-bound have regained the use of their legs; others who were blind can now see.

The treatment is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which is considered incurable.

The two dozen patients who are taking part in the trials at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, in Sheffield, northwestern England, and King's Co......

Liver Cirrhosis Treatment

03
Mar

2015

Liver cirrhosis is the slowly progressive disease in which the healthy liver tissue is affected by some environmental factors such as alcoholism, viral infections, over intake of some medication and is replaced with the scar tissue. The condition may prevent the normal functioning of the liver with the help of blockage that can slow down the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs and naturally produced toxins from the body. It also involves in slower production of certain hormones and proteins required for the digestion.

Any traumatic condition that may ......

Stem Cell Reboot Has MS Patients Dancing

02
Mar

2015

DOCTORS are reporting “miraculous” results from a pioneering NHS treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), with some patients making dramatic recoveries after transplants of their own stem cells.

Wheelchair-bound patients have recovered feeling in their legs and have learnt to walk and even dance and run. One who had become partially sighted can see, while a woman in her twenties who needed a ventilator in intensive care to breathe is leading a normal life.

The therapy is the first to reverse the devastating decline caused by MS, which ha......

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