What is obesity and how it impact on our health?

27
Dec

2016

Obesity or overweight can be referred to as a serious, chronic condition caused due to abnormal accumulation of fat, which can lead to devastating ill effects on health. Obesity usually occurs with time, when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories in and calories out varies for each person. Things that might affect your weight include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active. With various studies and ongoing research, it has been very apparent that obesity can have negative effects on many vital systems of our body, wi......

Essentials of Cardiac Health: Pump up your Heart!

27
Dec

2016

Cardiac health is defined as “the ability of the heart to perform its function of circulating oxygenated blood”. A healthy heart means a healthy blood flow, which is needed to carry out important functions, by many vital organs of our body, like brain, muscles, etc.

When your cardiovascular system is not functioning properly, blood is not getting to where it needs to be, or when your blood flow to your organs and tissues is reduced or obstructed; your health will suffer. For example, if the cardiovascular system is not working properly, the lung cannot distribute adequ......

Advancells wins award for excellence in regenerative medicine at Corporate LiveWire Awards

24
Dec

2016

New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 (ANI): Further fostering its leadership stance in modern medicine, Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, won recognition at the recently concluded Corporate LiveWire Healthcare & Life Sciences Awards 2016.

The pioneer stem cell company was felicitated for its superior performance in regenerative medicine and for its consistent excellence in medical research.

The Healthcare and Life Science Awards celebrate the most innovative and successful projects carried out around the world over the past 12 months.......

Advancells wins award for excellence in regenerative medicine at Corporate LiveWire Awards

24
Dec

2016

Further fostering its leadership stance in modern medicine, Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, won recognition at the recently concluded Corporate LiveWire Healthcare & Life Sciences Awards 2016.

The pioneer stem cell company was felicitated for its superior performance in regenerative medicine and for its consistent excellence in medical research.


The Healthcare and Life Science Awards celebrate the most innovative and successful projects carried out around the world over the past 12 months. These awards give an opportunity to scie......

First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells

21
Dec

2016

Scientists have developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells which can regulate heart beats with electrical impulses, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy.

The findings from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at University Health Network in Canada show how human pluripotent stem cells can be coaxed in 21 days to develop into pacemaker cells.

These human pacemaker cells were tested in rat hearts and were shown to function as a biological pacemaker, by activating the electrical impulses that trigger the contr......

Stop hair fall and grow new Hair !

15
Dec

2016

Hair fall, one of the most common issues, we all face in our life is actually growing worldwide every day. There are two conditions for hair fall, either it’s happening just occasionally due to natural reasons or it is being persistent over time and making you look bald. Moreover, with sedentary lifestyles and increasing stress levels, the number of men and women going in for hair treatments are increasing. But that does not mean all hope is lost. If you’re concerned about hair loss — and that’s a justifiable concern — do not attempt self-medication, and he......

Risk Factors for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

15
Dec

2016

Foot ulcers in diabetic patients are a result of consequential risk factors interaction. It is important to know that these ulcers don’t occur spontaneously and there are preventive methods which can directly influence the development of foot ulcers. While these foot ulcers are resulting risk factors of diabetes, this is essential to understand how and why these ulcers; which can be helpful in developing initiatives regarding ulceration prevention.

The common risk factors for ulcer formation are diabetic neuropathy, structural deformity, and peripheral arterial occlusive......

Myopia can make your world blurry!

15
Dec

2016

You may sometimes find it difficult to read things that are at a little distance from you! The condition is identified as myopia in medical terms and should never be taken casually, being a progressive disorder. Myopia can be referred to as a nearsightedness is generally expressed with the symptoms like squinting, eye strain, headaches that may lead to blurry central vision. The condition can be very common and generally be managed with the help of contact lenses or glasses. Although myopia, if not cured or managed within initial time frame, the pathological myopia may lead to degenerative ......

Lifestyle interventions to keep your liver healthy

15
Dec

2016

Our lifestyle plays a very crucial role in maintaining one’s health. A liver is apparently a very important organ performing many different functions that are required to continue smooth functioning of our body mechanism. In order to maintain such a crucial organ in its functional state, it is thus utmost important to understand different good as well as bad lifestyle inventions, which influence smooth functioning of liver. Apparently, one should try to avoid parameters that are dangerous for liver and accept good habits, which can maintain it in a better form.

Alcohol poiso......

Stem cell therapy a new hope for mentally challenged

15
Dec

2016

VADODARA: Till six months ago, she could hardly sit still for few moments. This 13-year-old girl from Bharuch used to often bite herself and her parents had little hope that their mentally ill daughter would be cured.

But the girl is now able to focus on tasks given to her and has stopped biting herself. Thanks the stem cell therapy, the girl has got a new lease of life.

Mumbai-based Dr Alok Sharma has treated over 4,500 patients of autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and paralysis at his institute.

"Stem cell therapy can treat......

What could be the possible causes of Spinal Cord Pain?

14
Dec

2016

Back pain is usual cause of muscular sprain and can generally be resolved over the period of time due to regular blood supply to and fro the muscles. This in turn can help supply necessary nutrients as well as proteins for healing. Thus, in spite of the fact that many episodes of back pain and lower back pain should heal with time, regardless of the treatment, the pain that last longer than three months, or patients with predominant leg pain and more specific definable problems for the pain should be sought.

Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly m......

Initial and Later Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

14
Dec

2016

When the body cannot produce the protein called Dystrophin, the condition may lead to a severe muscular damage and weakness. The prevalence of this deficiency has increased significantly, with number of people noted to be affected with this problem, which is found to be further weakening the chief muscular functions of body, resulting into muscular dystrophy. Furthermore, depending upon the extent of damage and the location affected, muscular dystrophy can be categorized into many different types, holding several different symptoms, such as damaged as well as weakened muscles, problems ......

Stem cell therapy repairs knees, backs without surgery

13
Dec

2016

For people suffering from knee and back pain, stem cell therapy has changed their dream of regenerated knees and backs into a reality -- without surgery or drugs.

“People suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, or previous surgery failures may benefit from amniotic stem cell treatment.  A patient with arthritic knees or a partially torn shoulder rotator cuff can be injected with amniotic stem cells, and begin the healing process that’s more than three times faster than standardized care,” explains Dr. Frank Ostir, Ostir Physical Medicine in Joliet.......

Artificial insulin-producing cells may help manage diabetes

12
Dec

2016

Scientists have created artificial cells that act as sugar sensors and insulin producers, an advance that may spell an end for painful needle jabs to monitor blood glucose levels, making everyday life of diabetics easier. Researchers have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney cells. These cells can do everything that natural ones do: they measure the glucose concentration in the blood and produce enough insulin to effectively lower the blood sugar level.

Previous approaches were based on stem cells, which the scientists allowed t......

Want to avoid surgery for joint pain? Pro athletes, others try stem-cell injections

11
Dec

2016

New providers are marketing “regenerative” or “bio-restorative” medicine as an alternative to joint-replacement surgery, but the therapies remain controversial.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s been 18 years since Bernie Zeledon injured his knee while playing soccer with his kids. His doctor recommended surgery, but Zeledon didn’t want to risk infection or face a long recovery. So, he put up with the pain, took ibuprofen several times a week, and walked around “like a little old man.”

But in July, Zeledon, now 60, read about a ......

Mechanisms underlying direct programming of stem cells into motor neurons could lead to cell-replacement therapies

08
Dec

2016

A team of scientists has uncovered details of the cellular mechanisms that control the direct programming of stem cells into motor neurons. The scientists analyzed changes that occur in the cells over the course of the reprogramming process. They discovered a dynamic, multi-step process in which multiple independent changes eventually converge to change the stem cells into motor neurons.

"There is a lot of interest in generating motor neurons to study basic developmental processes as well as human diseases like ALS and spinal muscular atrophy," said Shaun Mahony,......

Healing Sports Injury with Stem Cell therapy

07
Dec

2016

Sports injuries are quite common issue in professional sports or basic sports because, indulgence into strenuous activities, increase usual wear and tear of the tissues and may require immediate medical attention. As our joints and hinges are backed by the muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilages to provide them the support, strength and ease of locomotion that are highly in demand in a life of an athlete or sports person. However, overuse, sudden trauma or injuries can put them into a lifetime dependency and end of their career.

Sports injury may vary exactly as different s......

Stem cells to treat autism: success or wishful thinking?

07
Dec

2016

Six months after eight-year-old Ari Goodman received stem cell therapy at a clinic in Panama, he appears to be winning his battle with the autism he has coped with since he was 18 months old. Since his first treatment last May, Ari is showing significant signs of improvement. According to his mother, Clara Klein Goodman, he is able to read simple words, answer questions, and hold conversations with his parents.

“I feel like we are getting Ari back,” said Clara in a Nov. 8 phone interview. “We can see that the wheels are turning. We are not out of the woods ye......

Stem cell-based test predicts leukemia patients' response to therapy to tailor treatment

07
Dec

2016

(TORONTO, Canada - Dec. 7, 2016) - Leukemia researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have developed a 17-gene signature derived from leukemia stem cells that can predict at diagnosis if patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will respond to standard treatment.

The findings, published online today in Nature, could potentially transform patient care in AML by giving clinicians a risk scoring tool that within a day or two of diagnosis can predict individual response and help guide treatment decisions, says co-principal investigator Dr. Jean Wang, Affiliate Scientist at the ......

Cancer stem cells: GITAM research in advanced stage

05
Dec

2016

The Department of Biotechnology, GITAM University, has reached an advanced stage in cancer stem cells research.

According to R. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor from the department, a team is actively working on cancer stem cells and they have made progress in identifying several key markers in prostate cancer stem cell.

Giving the details, he said cancer arises from the uncontrolled growth and division of cells, and is caused by the cooperation of mutations in DNA. The most important property of stem cells is that of self-renewal and differentiation. Adult stem ce......

Topeka physician adds adult-derived stem cell treatment to practice

03
Dec

2016

A Topeka physician began doing adult-derived stem cell injections in his practice this year, bringing an innovative and cutting-edge technique to the capital city.

Doug Frye, of the Center for Manual Medicine, said he has been doing regenerative injections in his practice for more than 10 years, including procedures involving injection of platelet-rich plasma that promote tissue healing.

But he had wanted for several years to expand his practice to include adult-derived stem cells, which are taken from a patient’s own fat tissue, called adipose, and then injected i......

Anti-BCMA CAR T-Cell Therapy Approaches 80% Response in Myeloma

01
Dec

2016

An investigational Anti–B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy demonstrated an objective response rate (ORR) of 78% in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to interim findings of a phase I dose-escalation study (NCT02658929).

Results of the first-in-human, open-label, multicenter trial, which were presented during the 27th EORTC-NCI-AACR Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Symposium December 1 in Munich, Germany, showed early promise for the novel therapy bb2121, with reports of clinical remissions and l......

Fight Aging predicts the sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

30
Nov

2016

The full antiaging rejuvenation toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of different treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage in cells and tissues. Fightaging predicts the likely order of arrival of some of these therapies, based on what is presently going on in research, funding, and for-profit development. 

1) Clearance of Senescent Cells

Everon Biosciences, Oisin Biotechnologies, SIWA Therapeutics, and UNITY Biotechnology are all forging ahead with various different approaches to the selective destruction of senescent cells.......

Ways to minimize the risk of Autism

28
Nov

2016

Lot of research is emerging with ongoing discussion to figure out the exact effects of gestational as well as prenatal environment on the developing neurons as well as immune system of an individual, which may lead to autism.

Although there is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure and function of the new born. According to the results of investigations and theories, researchers are still fussy in pinpointing that causative factor of autism, but it has been directly linked with hereditary and genetic fac......

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP: How safe it is?

28
Nov

2016

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary no-operative treatment preference that not only relives pain but promotes long lasting healing of many diseases. This rapidly emerging technique shows very promising potential for many conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, ligament sprains and tears, etc. PRP is not something that subsides over time as with a conventional pain injection.

As, our blood is made up of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, 1% platelets and plasma where platelets are best known for their function of blood-clotting to stop bleeding. Platelets, ......

Loosing Memory! Find out the possible cause

28
Nov

2016

I often found my grandmother struggling to recognize people she is friend with. Most of the times forget things in her daily life. Everyone occasionally experience forgetfulness. In fact I lose many things at times because of absence of mind. While mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. But sometimes regular memory loss can be due to serious illness. As you age, you may find that you have memory lapses from time to time. This is natural if you forget the name of something you just came across, or you may misplace things more often. While memory lo......

Liver diseases and availability of their treatments

28
Nov

2016

The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It performs hundreds of complex functions, including fighting infections and illness, removing toxins, such as alcohol from the body, controlling cholesterol levels, helping blood to clot or thicken, and releases bile, a liquid that breaks down fats and aids digestion.

As liver disease doesn't usually cause any obvious signs or symptoms until it's fairly advanced and the liver is damaged, it requires immense care. Any trauma or disturbances in normal functioning of the liver can give rise to severe liver diseases, ......

Coping with normal and abnormal age-related memory problems

28
Nov

2016

We all experience sort of forgetfulness in our lives like misplacing keys, be blanked on an acquaintance’s name, forget passwords, etc. While we are young we don’t really think about these lapses and ignore by saying you need to eat more almonds, but as we grow old, it becomes quite thoughtful. Although aging comes with certain brain changes, major memory problems are not one of them. For that matter it is pretty important to know the difference between normal age- related forgetfulness and symptoms that may be a sign of a developing degenerative issue.

Lack of memory ......

Can PRP therapy re-grow hair in balding patients?

28
Nov

2016

Hair loss nowadays is a prime concern for many men and women. Hair loss can be a result of genetics, stress, bad hair care or any medical condition. More and more people are looking for an effective solution to save them from baldness where advances and adequate research has made this possible to combat the condition with ease. Treatments like PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) are showing impressive results in reversing hair loss.

Advancells, a pioneer in stem cell therapy explains the procedure of PRP therapy, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is the richest source of growt......

Need to increase pace of research in regenerative medicine

26
Nov

2016

India needs to increase the pace of research in regenerative medicine to come up to the global level, especially in the area of clinical trials and regulatory requirements, a doctor said on Saturday.

“Autologous cell therapies with minimum manipulation also need standardisation. A national level consortium should be formed consisting of governing authorities, academia, industry partners, researchers with the common goal of making mesenchymal stem cells available as Living Drugs to masses,” said Pradeep Mahajan, Founder Chairman of StemRx, an organisation in ......

Stem cell therapy can revolutionise cures

26
Nov

2016

 Chennai: There is hope for cancer patients and those  with genetic diseases  with stem cell therapy gaining  prominence in hospitals in Chennai. Recent  improvements in technology have opened ways to  cure even genetic  disorders like thalassemia. One of  the renowned methods developed to cure  such  diseases is stem cell transplantation, earlier known as  bone marrow  transplantation or BMT. Though this  technology was not prevalent in India,  the scenario is  slowly changing with more hospitals - governmen......

Want to avoid surgery for joint pain? Pro athletes

25
Nov

2016

It’s been 18 years since Bernie Zeledon injured his knee while playing soccer with his kids. His doctor recommended surgery, but Zeledon didn’t want to risk infection or face a long recovery. So, he put up with the pain, took ibuprofen several times a week, and walked around “like a little old man.”

But in July, Zeledon, now 60, read about a new clinic in Charlotte, iOrthoBiologix. It offers non-surgical therapies for joint pain, including injections of platelet-rich plasma, derived from a person’s own blood to promote healing of tendon and muscle inj......

Advancells: India's best Stem Cell Therapy destination

25
Nov

2016

The therapeutic potential of stem cells has so tremendously changed the landscape of medical research that it has originated an entirely new field of regenerative medicines. This new perspective to science is indeed a great deal of promise with a tendency to think that a cure is now possible. Obviously the way from research to the clinic is long and has been complicated with many small advances but results are successful. While talking about research and advancements in science, Advancells is one of the pioneering companies, offering salutary solutions to the vast arena of degenerative dise......

5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

25
Nov

2016

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that extract waste from blood, balance body fluids, form urine, and aid in other important functions of the body.

Some of the core actions of the kidneys include:

  • Waste excretion: There are many things your body doesn’t want inside of it. The kidneys filter out toxins, excess salts, and urea, a nitrogen-based waste created by cell metabolism.
  • Water level balancing: As the kidneys are key components in the chemical breakdown of urine, they react to changes in the body’s water level throughout the d......

Are Diwali crackers choking us?

25
Nov

2016

Diwali, one of the most beautifully celebrated festivals of Hindus is comprised of lights, sweets and firecrackers. In the evening of this festival day, that smell of burning crackers will make you realize the essence because Firecrackers are known to be the integral part of this festival. No doubt bursting firecrackers is more than fun with following traditions. But there are risk factors associated with them which are quite dangerous. They not only can give devastating burns and injury but also pollute the air detrimentally. The world-wide use of firecrackers with their consequent deleter......

How to get relief from Arthritis and Knee pain?

25
Nov

2016

Knee pain is a quite common complaint and can affect any age group. One of the obvious reasons to the same is that the knee is apparently involved in variety of locomotary activities and hence is utilized much more. A pain associated with knee thus can drain our ability to work independently and limit some of the important tasks such as mobility, difficulty in performing day to day activities, etc.

Knees are identified to be the major weight bearing joints and are hence more prone to injury. Pain can be mainly categorized in two forms, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain i......

How to reduce the chances of Chronic Kidney Failure ?

25
Nov

2016

As per the recent study, modernization of life style, such as junk food, stress, reduced sleep as well as other addictions are widely impacting developed urban population, leaving them with a serious effects on various important organs, the most common being kidneys. It has been evident that if not managed properly within time, it can lead to serious complications, such as chronic kidney failure. Moreover, research is suggesting that CKD is commonly affecting one in three people of a developed country.

It is thus very crucial to understand what is putting your kidney at risk? ......

Impact of winters on Rheumatoid Arthritis patients

25
Nov

2016

Winters come with a lot of amazing things, such as cool air, coffee, hot chocolates, wrapping up in thick blankets and watching the beauty of nature, while yawning and looking through your window. On the other side, stiff and paining joints can be a palpable snag to cooler months of the year; making it worse for the arthritis patients. As the temperature goes down, these joints start predicting it, simply by increasing swelling and pain. What causing this sudden fluctuation is becoming one of the prior research questions!

One approach that has been arguably respected for promo......

Increased risk of ulcers and damage to the feet in diabetes

25
Nov

2016

Diabetes can be one of the common diseases, affecting the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone that allows your body to turn glucose into energy.  Although diabetes can be effectively managed, its impending complications include heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney damage; which are hard to cure. Diabetic patient usually feels a sense of loss, fear, stress, anger, shock, guilt and disbelief and not wanting to think about it.

Your body will digest the food that has been consumed by you and release sugar molecules in your blood stream. These sugar ......

Is knee replacement surgery the only option?

25
Nov

2016

Nowadays, more and more patients are going to doctors with common causes of knee injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears. Knee injury in recent times has become one of the serious issues that doctors are dealing with.

Knee is a complex weight bearing joint with many components, making it vulnerable to variety of injuries. Although many knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises, other injuries may require surgeries to care for. However, if your knee is damaged by some o......

Most common Sports Injuries and advanced treatments

25
Nov

2016

Sports injury is a broader term referring to the kind of injuries occurring most commonly during sports as well as exercises. Thus, sports injuries are common for both, whether you are an elite athlete or just hitting a gym for your routine exercises.

These injuries can happen due to variety of ways, like may be due to accidents or due to poor training processes, like improper equipments, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm up or stretching, and thus it can happen at any time or to any part of the body; however some of the commonly reported sports injuries are:

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Vitamin D or Sunshine Vitamin: How is it important for bones?

25
Nov

2016

It is no more a surprise that a vitamin deficiency can be fulfilled by just standing under natural sunlight? Yes the best way to counter widespread vitamin D deficiency and other health problems could be through moderate exposure to natural sunshine. Regular sun exposure, without sunscreen, causes your skin to produce vitamin D naturally. Although humans make 90% of their vitamin D through sun exposure to the skin, but concerns about skin cancers have led to the wide use of sunscreen. Applying sunscreens block the skin from absorbing ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Nowadays, humans......

Ways to minimize the risk of Autism

25
Nov

2016

This is an emerging research discussion that what are the effects of the gestational and prenatal environment on the developing neuron and immune system which is leading to autism.

Although there is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure and function of the new born. According to the results of investigations and theories, researchers do not know exact cause of autism but it is highly included with heredity, genetics. For that concern, if a woman is considering becoming pregnant, this is advised to take ......

What to do if your hair falls out heavily?

25
Nov

2016

Hair loss or damaged hair is quite common nowadays. Seven in ten of the population is suffering from this problem. Most people may notice it at their fifties or sixties but the problem now a day is increasing even in younger population. Apparently, it can be very stressful as well as traumatic to lose hair at a very early age, but the issue is manageable, if the exact cause is pinpointed.

Although there are many known and/or unknown reasons for untimely hair fall; some of the commonly noted reasons can be:

A genetic predisposition of hormonal balances and imbalances......

Your peg can decide the health of your liver

25
Nov

2016

We live in a world, where our population comprises of maximum talented youths. But the sad part may be that their lifestyle is confined only to gizmo gadgets, discos, pubs and alcohols.  Activities like night outs, lounging in the pubs, unnecessary show offs by smoking and drinking have become very common elements of urban lifestyles. However, it is a matter of concern that these malpractices are the principal causes of increasing health issues of the society.

Today, alcohol is widely available and aggressively promoted throughout our society; and continues to be regarded as ......

India can soon become the first country to be free of Parkinson's disease, and it will all be because of this team of IIT Bombay researchers

24
Nov

2016

Last month, researchers from IIT Bombay had taken the first successful step at regenerating neurons in a Parkinson mouse model by using mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated in an amyloid hydrogel. 
First it's important to know why Parkinson's disease is caused - It is due to progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neuron in a specific region of brain has no permanent cure and the present treatment only provides a symptomatic relief, it does not reverse the disease progression and patients often stop responding to drug treatment after mu......

Pulmonary Fibrosis Traced in Study to Failure of Lung Stem Cells to Regenerate

23
Nov

2016

Researchers may have discovered a key mechanism underlying pulmonary fibrosis (PF) — the failure of a particular group of lung stem cells to regenerate, hindering the repair of lung tissue in PF.

The study, “Hyaluronan and TLR4 promote surfactant-protein-C-positive alveolar progenitor cell renewal and prevent severe pulmonary fibrosis in mice,” was published in the journal Nature Medicine.

“Pulmonary fibrosis slowly robs patients of breath and finally life,” Paul W. Noble, MD, the study’s lead auth......

Vargas: Stem-cell therapy changing treatment plans

21
Nov

2016

Stem cell therapy is a very progressive and innovative medical treatment that will enable the body to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues. This therapy is available for our pets and is changing the way we approach long-term management of painful bone conditions.

My patient Ariel is a testament of how successful this therapy can be when it comes to a dog born without the proper hip sockets. Almost four years ago, she came to my practice with severe lameness and pain in her hips. A radiograph revealed she was born with severe hip dysplasia and her back legs were ch......

Stem Cells could be used to cure deafness from birth, scientists say

20
Nov

2016

SCIENTISTS believe they are on the brink of a cure for congenital deafness after producing stem cells to correct a hereditary defect.

Researchers have found a way of growing human cochlear cells which can be used to replace faulty ones in people deaf from birth due to a genetic error. 

They hope a treatment could be available to patients within five to 10 years. 

Professor Kazusaku Kamiya, a specialist in ear diseases who is leading the research, which was published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, said: “I am very excited by w......

DIABETES PATIENTS GIVE STEM CELL TREATMENT A SHOT

18
Nov

2016

Stem Cells - Life Saving

Preserve your baby's cord blood stem cells and give your child a healthy future

Stem cell therapy has been used to treat blood disorders like thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia for the past few years in the city, but it is emerging that diabetes patients are undergoing this therapy. The therapy is yet to receive official approval for treatment of diabetes. Stem cells are extracted from bone marrow, sternum and adipose tissue. After extraction, these cells which have the capacity to regenerate and become more specialised cells, a......

Tips to improve social strengths in a child with cerebral palsy

14
Nov

2016

Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common childhood- disabilities directly hampering neurological functions and is hard to cure. The disorder mainly involves activity limitations, leading to restricted social fittings; mainly due to poor communications, developmental issue as well as physical and emotional disability. As social interaction is mainly associated with proper communication with a palsy child, it usually makes it difficult to mingle socially without poor expressions of his feelings and gestures.

The common social stigma that may affect your child’s emotional well ......

Age related eye diseases and available treatments

14
Nov

2016

It’s quite often that we see elderly people struggling with small-small things that we at this age easily do. This was quite heartbreaking for me when I saw a 50 years old lady having problem in identifying a 100rs note to buy something for her. It is said that “eyes are window to the soul” but eyesight is actually window to the world. With increasing number of age, eye diseases go hand in hand. Over age 40, an estimated 25 million people have cataracts and more than 2.5 million have glaucoma; whereas more than 2 million people over age 50, are struggling with macular ......

Ways to evaluate a child for cerebral palsy?

11
Nov

2016

Cerebral palsy can be referred as a neurological indication, associated with loss of body movements and lack of muscle coordination. The disease can affect children at their infancy or early childhood due to variety of reasons, such as oxygen deprivation at birth, high blood pressure of a mother during pregnancy, faulty labor, etc. It has been evident so far that children with severe form of cerebral palsy are born with the disease and symptoms are evident then and there; however for kids with milder form of the disability, it is quite possible that symptoms may not be exhibited for months.......

Early Treatment can minimize the effects of Cerebral Palsy

11
Nov

2016

Cerebral palsy is a complex condition, where there is no straightforward treatment, which is because each individual is affected differently. CP is often associated with abnormal brain development or damage to some parts of the brain may be due to poor oxygen supply or internal bleeding. However, the brain injury that causes CP cannot be cured; the resulting physical impairment can be managed.  Even though there is no common truce developed for treating CP spectrum, a person’s form of cerebral palsy, extent of impairment, and severity level help to determine care.

How to identify early signs of Autism in Toddlers?

11
Nov

2016

As a parent, it would be very heartbreaking to suddenly realize that your chirpy baby has a medical problem; and knowing it to be incurable will be all the more disheartening. Although, autism was mainly linked with genetic manipulation of an individual, recent research has revealed the fact that some of the environmental triggers may also have key effects in the development of Autism. As a matter of fact, it is well understood by the pattern so far that early detection of autism can reduce or slow down the progressive damage, helping your baby to be more independent.

Autism is ca......

Young girl suffering from myelopathy relieved by cellular therapy

11
Nov

2016

Post treatment, Monica has increased strength in limbs and she is able to walk using a walker independently.

22 year old Monica was just like other girls of her age, very active in college and home as well as in her social circles. This suddenly changed when she was diagnosed with Non compressive dorsal myelopathy. Before 2 years, Monica had complains of low back pain and weakness in lower limbs. She also experienced tingling sensations in her legs and was unable to comfortably get up from sitting position. Her condition progressed gradually to the extent that she was unable ......

Lund University study indicates potential Parkinson's treatment breakthrough

11
Nov

2016

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are working to create a viable source of dopamine neurons needed in Parkinson’s disease research by utilizing advanced stem cell cultivation techniques.

Dopamine is a molecule found in the brain that acts as an activator for movement and other functions, and is often used as an important part of Parkinson’s treatment.

“We have identified a specific set of markers that correlate with high dopaminergic yield and graft function after transplantation in animal models of Parkinson’s disease.” Agnete Ki......

Stem cell 'patches' may help fix injured hearts

07
Nov

2016

Scientists have used a combination of cells to make grafts of heart tissue and used them to fix failing hearts in guinea pigs. The advance may lead to heart muscle grafts that could help heal the organ in human patients with heart failure, the researchers said.

Researchers are currently testing the procedure in pigs and are working towards performing a human trial, said Thomas Eschenhagen, a professor at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf – UKE in Germany.

Heart damage that accompanies heart failure often leads to a loss of muscle tissue, wh......

Stem cell therapy: A new advancement in treating burn wounds

05
Nov

2016

Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising new approach in almost every medicine specialty, including burn injuries. Burn injury is a devastating trauma with systemic consequences. Although survival rates are increasing; treating burn injury, remains a great challenge to fulfill its ultimate goal of aesthetic restoration of damaged skin in both aspects, structural and functional. In this regards, stem cell based therapeutic strategies offer new prospects in improving the rate of skin regeneration and quality at wound healing in a better as well as faster way.

Skin burns can ......

Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

05
Nov

2016

21st century is the era of stem cell technology and their applications in regenerative medicine. Stem cells can be considered as new kick starts in curing variety of diseases, which were conventionally could only be managed but not cured.

Orthopedic conditions can as well be incorporated as a part of such incurable diseases, wherein medical science had to so far deal with many difficulties to heal acute and chronic injuries of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and cartilages. However the main agenda of stem cell therapy could be to stop the progressive damage, to......

Most Common Diseases which are difficult to cure!

05
Nov

2016

There are no diseases that are incurables; on the contrary, there are few diseases for which a man has not found a cure. Have you ever faced a situation, which has no solution? It is always advisable to prepare yourself to face any complex condition at any point of time; thus, accordingly, if we could better prepare ourselves with alternative treatment modalities that are existent, it will help manage 50 % of incurable diseases altogether, that too well within time! As a matter of fact, Stem Cell Therapy is one of those discoveries that have made it easier to deal with many incurable di......

Health Risks of passive or Secondhand Smoking

05
Nov

2016

Secondhand smoking or passive smoking is when non-smokers are involuntary exposed to smoke. Non-smokers who indirectly as breathe in second hand smoke take in nicotine and toxic chemicals, as the same way smokers do, although not to the same extent. Thus, regular exposure to unwanted smoke may lead to serious lung damage hampering its structural and functional integrity. This in turn may give rise to a serious concern as to why one should risk his/her health without even indulging into smoking. As a matter of fact, as such no known level has been specified so far for passive smoking and hen......

Care needs of patients with COPD

05
Nov

2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most common and enfeebling disease in adults, all across the world. As stated by World Health Organization, out of 210 million people affected by COPD, 3 million people died in 2005. COPD leads to a significant deterioration in the quality of life especially at its advanced stage, due to its higher complexities.

COPD causes number of difficulties in normal functioning of your body such as breathlessness, weight loss, sleeping and eating problems as well as depletion of energy; leading to a several mood swings and frustrations. In......

How to identify early signs of Autism in Toddlers?

05
Nov

2016

As a parent, it would be very heartbreaking to suddenly realize that your chirpy baby has a medical problem; and knowing it to be incurable will be all the more disheartening. Although, autism was mainly linked with genetic manipulation of an individual, recent research has revealed the fact that some of the environmental triggers may also have key effects in the development of Autism. As a matter of fact, it is well understood by the pattern so far that early detection of autism can reduce or slow down the progressive damage, helping your baby to be more independent.

Autism is ca......

Smoking can be a major cause of COPD disease of lungs

28
Oct

2016

Are you addicted to smoking? A habit, which you have acquired, when you were young; and you are unable to quit it even after trying hard? The reality is that most of the people start smoking at their young age to tranquil their thirst of looking cool, being like an adult or may be for other known, unknown reasons to come into the mainstream. With the love to experiment, teenagers often try smoking to see what all the fuss is about and end up getting addicted to it.

Lot of people think that they need cigarettes to cope up with their daily stress but the fac......

Loosing energy: Make sure you get it back!

28
Oct

2016

Isn’t it quite common nowadays that people are complaining about feeling tired and low in energy? Especially old ones!! Is your Mom, sleeps off as soon as the TV blares or just nods off sitting at the chair in daytime? Are they feeling tired often? If yes, it may be because they generally start losing energy as they hit middle age. However, despite normal fatigue which is known as natural progression of aging, it could as well be a sign of a medical problem. As according to the researchers, it has been reported that napping over two hours a day, feeling tired and being functionally de......

Fatigue and Aging: Reason behind feeling too tired

28
Oct

2016

Fatigue is generally known as a feeling of weariness, tiredness or lack of energy, and one of the common symptoms in elderly people. It has been evident that people with over exhaustion and fatigue show significant functional decline. However, its importance is often underestimated for being natural part of ageing or can be misunderstood as somnolence, dyspnea or muscle weakness. Furthermore, people may often misunderstand fatigue with their daily issues like boredom, distaste of work, sleepiness, weakness etc.

Apparently normal fatigue or lack of energy can be due to ageing itsel......

Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

28
Oct

2016

What causes Diabetes?

If at any point of time you come across fluctuating blood sugar levels, it may be an indication of Diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the common metabolic autoimmune diseases that could directly be linked up with the higher level of blood sugar in your body. Our body needs energy to perform day to day functions which can be generated in the form of glucose through breakdown of food, we consume. The glucose is then transported to each and every cell of your body via hormone insulin, which is being produced in the pancreas.

However, if your bo......

Its Diwali Time: Tips & Tricks for Diabetic Patients

28
Oct

2016

Indian festivals are known for their strong bond with the sweets. Yes, every other festival in our country is incomplete without desserts. With the variety of sweets, here all festivals are garnished with delicious flavors. Diwali, one of the most beautiful celebrations in India, not only brightens the city with candles and lights but also sweetens every street with the handful of tasty sweets. When everybody is enjoying this food-rich festival, a diabetic patient has to take utmost care of their diet.

Well, it’s quite uneasy to ignore such food items and sweets because ......

Diwali Crackers and Diya Decoration: Precautions for Asthma Patients

28
Oct

2016

No doubt Diwali is one of the most happening festivals in India, where lighting, Diya decorations, colorful Rangoli, interior and outer designing, crackers make it large and extraordinary. We often hear from a lot of people that avoid bursting crackers. This is because crackers not only bring about the noise that harms eardrums but also makes it hard to breathe by creating air pollution. And those few people treating asthma become victim. Using Firecrackers actually raises health hazards for the patients suffering from diseases like Asthma, Bronchitis, and breathing disorders. It has been r......

Infertility treatment breakthrough as scientists build embryos from stem cells

19
Oct

2016

Scientists have for the first time shown that fully mature egg cells can be grown in the lab, raising hope for new infertility treatments.

Until now, researchers have only been able to produce cells that resemble sperm or eggs, but which can rarely produce live offspring because of abnormal organisation of their genetic material. But a team at Kyushu University, Japan, has now turned stem cells from mice into mature eggs than can be fertilized and develop into healthy, fertile adults. This could lead to a way for women who can’t naturally produce working eggs to have new one......

New Method of Stem Cell Therapy Shown to Regenerate Heart Tissue

18
Oct

2016

A new way of transplanting stem cells into a damaged heart could be a way of reversing heart disease.

MATTERS OF THE HEART

A study by researchers from Shinshu University, published in Nature, proposes a new way to fix, previously irreversible, heart damage. The process involves transplanting stem cells to induce cardiac self-repair. They’ve managed to transplant primate heart stem cells into another primate, successfully resulting to improved cardiac function.

Stem cell transplant isn’t exactly a new development for the treatment of h......

Why is 10th October Celebrated as World Mental Health Day ?

07
Oct

2016

Ever wondered why we have a name for a particular day? It relates to the history which expresses the importance of the day.

I recently updated myself with 10th of October as World Mental Health Day which was first celebrated in 1992.

World Mental Health Day is an initiative taken by World Federation group to educate and inform everyone about mental health.

Do you know that 70% of the population is sick mentally? In fact, you can be one of them. Nowadays People are more stressed than ever because their expectations level is high. Mental health is the m......

Travel Hacks for Diabetic patient

06
Oct

2016

Being healthy starts with small things that you need to take care in your daily life. We have advanced medical treatments of almost every disease but daily hacks are important for any serious occurrence led by our carelessness.

A Diabetic Patient deals with very high blood glucose because of dropping down of insulin production or zero insulin.

When staying at home, a diabetic patient involves a lot of management to treat their diabetes, while traveling has another list of treatment that you need to take care for a happy journey.

Before you think o......

Man gets vision through stem cell therapy after 40 years of blindness

04
Oct

2016

The therapy has helped the patient, who had been legally blind for 40 years, experience significantly improved vision.

New Delhi: Stem-cell therapy, that uses stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, is indeed a one to uproot different long-drawn diseases.

Noida-based stem cells therapy solution provider, Advancells, has successfully improved the vision of a 58-year-old American National, Al Purdy, who was suffering from macular degeneration. The therapy has helped the patient, who had been legally blind for 40 ye......

Research by Indian couple claims breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment

15
Sep

2016

New Delhi, Sept. 14: A medical scientists' team, at Deakin University, Australia, has recently announced that they achieved a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment.

Rupinder Kanwar and her husband Jagat Kanwar, along with two others, revealed that by piggy backing a chemotherapy drug onto a well-known milk protein could create a combination that is lethal for cancer cells without the toxic side-effects.

When coupled with the milk protein lactoferrin, the Dox can be delivered directly into the nucleus of prostate cancer cells and will kill the cells as ......

Corneal regeneration through adipose-derived stem cells may be option for patients with keratoconus

14
Sep

2016

"Adipose stem cells are easily obtained and highly efficient. Implanted into the corneal stroma, they are able to differentiate in vivo into adult keratocytes, do not stimulate immune reactions and produce newly formed human extracellular matrix,” Jorge Alió del Barrio, MD, said.

COPENHAGEN — Transplantation of autologous human adipose-derived adult stem cells may be a feasible alternative to corneal transplantation in patients with keratoconus, according to the preliminary results of a study presented at the EuCornea meeting.

Is stem cells therapy for Osteoarthritis approved in India ?

23
Aug

2016

The bone and joint disorders; is the current theme of world health problems; as it has been estimated that osteoarthritis (OA) is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. These numbers of global incidences and proportional rise in orthopedic surgeries have inflamed the demand for alternative technology. In this regard, regenerative medicine is materializing, as the technologically innovative branch of medical science that is being extensively supporting the global use of stem cells therapy for treating bone and joint disorders. Nonetheless, regulatory constraints are ......

Pain and Arthritis

30
Jul

2016

Life style modifications; almost every one of us is suffering from its negative impact. For your entire life; you keep on running behind money, career, and children; without giving a damn to your body! The situation reminds me of one of the Aesop Fables; which I think all of you might have heard in your childhood. The ant and the grasshopper; the ant was busy preparing himself for winter, by gathering food and shelter; whereas the grasshopper was pretty careless by not being caring or planning for his winters. The gist, of the story is that, an ant was saved and grasshopper perished later o......

Stem Cell Injection May Ward Off Glaucoma: Study

29
Jul

2016

An infusion of stem cells harvested from a patient's own skin may help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk of glaucoma, a new study in mice has found.

Researchers led by Markus Kuehn from University of Iowa in the US injected stem cells into the eyes of mice with glaucoma.

The influx of cells regenerated the tiny, delicate patch of tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, which serves as a drain for the eyes to avoid fluid buildup.

When fluid accumulates in the eye, the increase in pressure could lead to glaucoma.

Stem cells treatment for Alzheimers disease

26
Jul

2016

Considering the rapid, progressive prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease; worldwide, intense research is going on, to strategically develop and formulate potential treatment alternatives for Alzheimer’s disease with the help of stem cells. The same has been endorsed by Miami University of Medicine, which attempted to conduct a study, with 30 patients of Alzheimer Disease; all the participants were offered stem cells treatment to test and observe their effects on person’s cognitive functions, memory and overall brain functions. The study is so far in a v......

Stem cell-grown cartilage could reduce need for total hip replacements: 5 points

21
Jul

2016

A Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study shows that patient's stem cells could be used to grow new cartilage in the shape of a hip joint, which may serve as an alternative to hip replacement surgery, according to a Medical News Today report.

Here are five points:

1. The study notes that the new cartilage can be grown to cover a 3D synthetic scaffold that can be molded into a hip joint.

2. The cartilage can be implanted onto a damaged hip joint. This can also help relieve pain due to arthritis.

3. Additionally,......

Could your cavity-filled tooth repair itself with stem cells in the future?

06
Jul

2016

Walking into a dentist’s office could be less of a frightening thing in the future if scientists Kyle Vining, of Harvard, and Adam Celiz, of the British University of Nottingham, have anything to do with it.

Since the 1700s, when modern dentistry began to evolve, people have assumed that the parts of teeth damaged by cavities were gone for good and that there was nothing to be done except drilling out the decay and filling the remaining tooth with some kind of enamel or metal. That entire paradigm is changing.

Vining and Celiz have just won a prize a......

ALS Patients May Safely Undergo Stem Cell Transplants, Study Reports

02
Jul

2016

Transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be safely accomplished, according to the results of a Phase 2 clinical trial. The study, led by researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, was not designed to assess the efficacy of the treatment, but results suggest it did not accelerate the progression of the disease.

The findings were published in the journal Neurology in a study titled “Transplantation of sp......

Stem cell study for ALS patients shows promise, yet causes pain

30
Jun

2016

(CNN) Stem cell research can run the gamut from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to hucksters in lab coats making a buck off desperate, seriously ill people. The results of one new study may be less than hoped for, but the science is sound: The study concluded that injecting stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is safe in most, though not all, cases. Unfortunately, the procedure provided no benefit to patients, though it caused substantial pain to two of the study participants.
Dr. Jonathan D......

Risky stem cell procedure for ALS may be done safely, study shows

30
Jun

2016

A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal Neuro degenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow down the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers are hopeful that one day the procedure could be used to develop a new life-saving therapy.

This is not the first time that stem cells — cells that can develop into many diffe......

In 10 Years, Wombs Can Be Grown For Infertile Women From Their Own Stem Cells: Study

28
Jun

2016

Scientists offer new hope for infertile women. In a decade, wombs can be grown from their own stem cells.

In the next 10 years, new wombs could be grown using a woman's stem cells, offering hope for infertile females.

The first womb transplants in UK are being planned, after the Imperial College London received the green signal. Even though there has not been any further news from the college about the surgery, it might soon go out of practice due to stem cell therapy. In a decade, new wombs can be grown from infertile women's own stem cells a......

Nashville resident pushes Congress for stem-cell Research

28
Jun

2016

WASHINGTON — Doug Oliver knows the power of a personal story.

People are clearly moved whenever he tells them he was legally blind for years but can see again, thanks to advances in medical technology.

If his story can move people, he figures, maybe it can help move legislation through Congress.

“I came here with an agenda,” Oliver said last week, ahead of a series of meetings with congressional lawmakers.

At the top of that agenda: Make sure lawmakers understand that the kinds of treatment that restored his vision are available now ......

Stem cell treatment holds promise for MS miracle

27
Jun

2016

BUFFALO, NY - At Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Richard Burt has been doing what once seemed impossible. He's not just treating, but apparently curing debilitating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), through stem cell transplants.

Much like rebooting a computer, the procedure reboots your cells, and with their memory wiped out, they no longer attack the nerve system of those with MS or other auto immune diseases.

Matt Brennan of Tonawanda traveled to Chicago to undergo the treatment, and reports amazing results.

Brennan was afflicted w......

New policies can help India excel in stem cell therapy

20
Jun

2016

The change in the policies for medical research can help India excel in the field of stem cell technology, which has been found effective in various types of serious health complications including paralysis, according to the Stem Cell Society of India (SCSI).

The organisation said on Friday the health ministry should consider new rules and regulations on stem cell research, which can break various types of stereotypes in medical world.

"Our health ministry is on the way to considering proposal on new rules and regulation on stem cell research. Stem cells will br......

Stroke patients able to walk again after stem cell transplant

09
Jun

2016

The results of a small clinical trial offer hope for people left with motor impairment following a stroke, after finding that an injection of adult stem cells into the brain restored motor function for such individuals, to the extent that some patients regained the ability to walk.

Lead study author Dr. Gary Steinberg, professor and chair of neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Stroke.

While the trial only included a small number of stroke participants, the results ha......

What is Stem Cell Therapy and what are its advantages?

02
Jun

2016

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide to produce more stem cells. Stem cells can be thought of as primitive, "unspecialized" cells that are able to divide and become specialized cells of the body such as liver cells, muscle cells, blood cells, and other cells with specific functions. They are found in multicellular organisms. Stem cells of adult organisms and progenitor cells act as a repair system for the body and again fill the adult tissues.

......

Glaucoma treatment expected to improve with new stem cell method

01
Jun

2016

Ina bid to improve glaucoma treatments and open prospects for personalized medicine, researchers have succeeded in making retinal ganglion cells from stem cells derived from human skin cells. They report their work in the journal Stem Cells.

Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are nerve cells that carry visual signals from the eye to the brain.

Glaucoma - where pressure builds up inside the eye - is the most common condition that affects RGCs. If left untreated, it can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss and blindness.

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Foundations team up to fund stem cell therapy for Parkinson's

01
Jun

2016

The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have announced a partnership to fund development of a cutting-edge therapy to replace the dopamine neurons that degenerate in Parkinson's disease, the second most common brain disease after Alzheimer's.

The foundations will collectively grant $625,000 to Ole Isacson, M.D., director of the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital and principal faculty at Harvard Stem Cell Institute, to support pre-clinical work exploring implantation of d......

Stem cell therapy enables spinal regrowth

01
Jun

2016

Functional tissue has been grown in the spines of rats using stem cell techniques, according to research published in Nature Medicine.

Stem cells form the basis of regenerative medicine. Regeneration is when body tissue grows back after damage. Skin, for example, replaces itself, and the liver can regrow in a human adult.

The Center for Regenerative Medicine describe stem cells as cells that continuously divide and produce exact copies of themselves; they can also change into specialized cells. This is called differentiation.

......

Rising popularity of fat grafting makes faces look younger

31
May

2016

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian who aren't afraid to show their curves are helping the trend of people pursuing cosmetic procedures such as fat grafting.

Face-lifts and liposuction come to mind when most people think of cosmetic surgery. But the latest trend is to add volume to the face with fat removed from other parts of the body.

Plastic surgeon Rafael Diaz-Garcia of the Allegheny Health Network credits the fame of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, who have fuller lips or are more shapely than stars of the past such as Twiggy and Ka......

First skin to eye stem cell transplant in humans successful

18
May

2016

Researchers have safely transplanted stem cells derived from a patient's skin to the back of the eye in an effort to restore vision. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

A small piece of skin from the patient's arm was collected and modified into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). The iPSCs were then transformed into eye cells, which were transplanted into the patient's eye. The transplanted cells survived without any adverse events for over a ye......

Injured Smith cuts IPL season short

05
May

2016

Big blow for Pune Supergiants as Australia captain heads home with wrist problem

Australia captain Steve Smith has been forced to cut short his IPL campaign with newcomers Pune Supergiants due to a wrist injury.

Quick Single: Rampaging Rohit slays Supergiants

Smith, who on Friday night registered his maiden T20 hundred, has been a key man for Pune in their first season, scoring 270 runs at 45, and as such the news comes as a major blow for a side that is languishing in sixth spot on the ladder and has already been beset by injuries.

On......

Kings XI's Shaun Marsh ruled out of IPL

05
May

2016

Kings XI Punjab batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of the IPL with a back injury.

ESPNcricinfo understands Marsh picked up the injury in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19, and has been carrying a niggle since. He batted and fielded in Sunday's game, when Kings XI beat Gujarat Lions, with some discomfort. He is likely to return to Australia immediately, even as the franchise discusses replacements.

Marsh had missed the team's opening game with food poisoning, before scoring 159 runs in the six matches he played, at 31.80 with a strike rate of ......

IPL: Mitchell Marsh suffers side strain

05
May

2016

ALL-ROUNDER Mitchell Marsh will return home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a side strain and will be assessed ahead of Australia’s tour of the West Indies next month, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.

“Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago,” CA sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

INJURY: Voges suffers suspected concussion for Middlesex

KABOOM: Warner smokes Sunrisers to IP......

Du Plessis ruled out of IPL with broken finger

04
May

2016

Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL with a broken finger. Du Plessis tweeted the news on Thursday.

Du Plessis is Supergiants' second-highest run-scorer with 206 runs at an average of 34.33 in six matches. He scored consecutive fifties against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab, both of which came in losing causes.

This is the second injury blow for the franchise, in their debut season, after England batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out earlier this week with a calf issue.

If the injury does keep du P......

Pietersen ruled out of IPL with calf injury

04
May

2016

In a blow to Rising Pune Supergiants' unimpressive season so far, their batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2016. Pietersen, who had injured his right calf against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, announced he would not take further part in the tournament via his Instagram account.

Pietersen had come out to bat at No. 3 in the second over against Royal Challengers, and faced only one ball before he retired hurt and had to be carried off the field. He attempted a single but hurt his calf muscle after turning to get back into his crease.

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Report : Cristiano Ronaldo To Undergo Stem Cell Treatment In Fitness Race Against Time

28
Apr

2016

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid are banking on cutting-edge medical science to help keep their UEFA Champions League dreams alive.

Ronaldo will undergo stem-cell treatment on his torn thigh muscle in an effort to return to the field as quickly as possible, Spanish Radio Station COPE reported Wednesday, according to Thomas Rancero of AS newspaper.

The injury prevented Ronaldo from playing Tuesday in Real Madrid’s goal-less draw against Manchester City in the first leg of the teams’ UEFA Champions League semifinal series, and the advanced t......

Suffering of the Mom

27
Apr

2016

“When I came to know, that my mom is suffering from ALS, I pledged her that I would provide her the best possible life she could have”- Jane revealed for the first time, long after she had discovered that her beloved mom has ALS- a neurogenic disorder, causing a progressive muscular wastage; leading your life almost to sink without any one’s help.

“I could still remember those first words from our physician”; Jane continued, “that my mom is suffering from ALS, and the maximum, we can offer her is the best of our time, support and care f......

Living well with Ankylosing Spondylitis

26
Apr

2016

Being a Spondylitis awareness month, we have dedicated this amazing April to bring some wonderful awareness to those, who are suffering with this debilitating disease.

One of the best ways to tackle your supposedly incurable autoimmune diseases is the complete empowerment of your mind, which is possible only when you stop believing what other people have to say about the disease you are suffering from. As a matter of fact, Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic autoimmune disorder with similar pattern of symptoms rivalling several chronic illnesses; it is thus almost tr......

Hair fall? : Not anymore!

25
Apr

2016

My genes are well allowing me for my non vegetarian diet. However, my inter-regional marriage forced me to be a completely vegetarian and I end up in losing my hair without enough protein supplements. New environment, high stressed job were among the extra culprits! This was not accepted by me at all. When it comes to maintaining my hair, I don’t trust on any serums or supplements; which are available in market and are claiming to give your hair back. Science is not that simple. If you have sudden change in your body, then it’s for sure that your body has gone through something ......

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from human stem cells

04
Apr

2016

BERLIN: Scientists have developed an efficient way to make 3D "mini retinas", which mimic the organ's tissue organisation, from mouse or human stem cells.
The research offers new perspectives on the growth, injury and repair of retina — the part of the eye that is sensitive to light.

"The goal isn't just to make the closest thing next to a real retina, but also to possibly harness the flexibility of the system to create more diverse ways of studying retina tissue," said Mike Karl of the German Centre for Neuro degenerative Diseas......

Osteoporosis: Stem cell therapy could hold the key to treatment

21
Mar

2016

Osteoporosis is responsible for an estimated 8.9 million fractures per year worldwide. (Shutterstock)


Onset of osteoporosis is one of the many age-related problems faced by people across the world. Now, viagra a possible new treatment has been found which could go a long way in treating or at least indefinitely postponing the advent of osteoporosis. Researchers noticed that a single injection of stem cells could help restore the normal bone structure in those affected by the condition in which bones become brittle as a result of loss ......

Promising stem cell research could give new life to brittle bones

18
Mar

2016

Could an injection of stem cells give new life to brittle bones?
Research led by an Ottawa scientist has accomplished that in mice, recipe leading to new hope that stem cells could eventually offer a brighter future for millions of people affected by age-related osteoporosis. The research, whose results were published this week in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, injected osteoporosis-prone mice with mesenchymal stem cells. Six months later, not only were their bones healthier, but they were essentially normal, with the “coral-like architectu......

Amazing recovery after stem cell treatment

15
Mar

2016

HOUSTON – Some say stem cells are a medical miracle, illness especially if a patient can use their own.

A little Pearland boy is one of the youngest such stem cell patients in America. He’s gone from having to ride in strollers and being carried places to being a star of his sports team.

Seven-year-old Tucker Beau Hyatt is the high scorer on his lacross team. That’s quite an accomplishment since 18 months ago he had trouble walking.

Tucker Beau remembers he often had to ride in a stroller when there long distances or when using s......

NFL player has first of its kind stem cell procedure at URMC

15
Mar

2016

Rochester, ailment N.Y. (WHAM) - A Super Bowl champion was at the University of Rochester Medical Center last week, order but not for a friendly drop-in.

A first-of-its-kind stem cell procedure could help Chris White get back on the gridiron.

White played with the New England Patriots from 2013-2014 and the Buffalo Bills from 2011-2012 as a linebacker.
Being a linebacker means your body takes a beating.
"It takes a lot on your body, case it's a physical sport," White said. "I had ......

Research shows stem cell infusion could be effective for most common type of heart failure

04
Mar

2016

Cardiac stem cells could be an effective treatment for a common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure, a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute shows.

The study, published today, has led to clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to test the cells in patients.

Appearing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Basic and Translational Science, the study shows that weeks after infusions of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), the heart-pumping function returned t......

Stem Cell Procedures Can Alleviate Joint Pain

02
Mar

2016

If you're living with lingering joint pain perhaps stem cell therapy can help. One expert says you can take control, relieve your pain and reclaim your life.

Dr. William Cimikoski, Medical Director of Utah Stem Cells Joint Treatment at Intermountain Health and Wellness, explains how Stem Cell Joint Regeneration procedures work and how they can help so many people with various different types of joint pain.

Virtually anyone suffering from acute or chronic joint pain whether it be in the knees, shoulders etc. from a variety of diff......

The Pain and the Freedom: Curing Osteoarthritis with Stem Cells

25
Feb

2016

Considering the increased evidences of osteoarthritis, and closed to almost 26.9 million just in US; maybe it’s the time to reframe the famous quote of Benjamin Franklin!

“Nothing is certain in this world except for the death, purchase taxes and…………………. Osteoarthritis!!!!!!!”

The CDC report has forecasted that by the end of the 2020, sovaldi sale 35-37 million people will be affected by the disability just in the cohort of 60-65 years old US adults. There are evidenc......

Simplified autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation shows promise in type 1 diabetes

24
Feb

2016

In patients with type 1 diabetes, simplified autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in an outpatient setting appears to be a safe and effective intervention, according to study data.

Fernando Lavalle-González, MD, an endocrinologist at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico, and colleagues evaluated 16 children (median age, 12 years) with type 1 diabetes to determine the effect of simplified autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the outpatient setting on long-term insulin independence, cha......

The Palsy Kid

20
Feb

2016

Dear Sir, for sale It is not for the first time that we have heard about your reputation, a kind of noble work you and your team is doing and may be that is the reason why we saw you in your office.  We were completely prepared before meeting you by article researching, stalking cerebral palsy groups on Facebook, etc.

Almost five years ago, my son came into this world without much notice. I had a sudden placental abruption and my son was born with the severe cerebral palsy at 32 weeks.  During delivery, he lost oxygen; you may call it incompetent ......

Stem Cell Transplants Promising in ALS

16
Feb

2016

Injections of stem cells that are induced to secrete neurotrophic factors in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are safe, well tolerated, and possibly clinically beneficial, results of a small open-label study suggest.

Although the results have to be confirmed with a clinical trial, they are "ground-breaking" and open the door for this line of investigation, author Dimitrios Karussis, MD, PhD, a neuro-immunology expert and professor, Neurology Department, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, told Medscape Medical......

Johnson & Johnson developing stem cell cure for Type 1 diabetes

06
Feb

2016

Johnson & Johnson and biotech company ViaCyte are exploring a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes with encouraging results, The Associated Press reports. The stem cell treatment involves turning embryotic stem cells into insulin-producing cells in a lab,  and then putting them in a small capsule to implant under a patient's skin.

Patients with Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin. In a healthy person, insulin is made by the body in response to rising blood sugar levels after a meal. High levels of sugar in the bloodstream ca......

Propanc Discovers PRP Dramatically Suppresses Cancer Stem Cells

05
Feb

2016

MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Propanc Health Group Corporation (OTCQB: PPCH) ("Propanc" or "the Company"), an emerging healthcare company focusing on development of new and proprietary treatments for cancer patients suffering from pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers, today announced the Company has filed a third patent regarding the use of its lead product, PRP, as a method to treat cancer by targeting cancer stem cell eradication, whilst sparing normal stem cells.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are immortal, ......

Cat stem cell therapy gives humans hope

04
Feb

2016

By the time Bob the cat came to the UC Davis veterinary hospital, he had used up most of his nine lives. Afflicted with a painful oral inflammatory disorder, Bob had already lost all of his teeth in an effort to treat the disease known as feline chronic gingivostomatitis, or FCGS. In a last-ditch effort, Bob’s owner enrolled him in a clinical trial to receive a novel stem cell therapy treatment.

Luckily for Bob and many other cats in the trial, the approach worked and Bob went on to live a normal, pain-free life. (He died several months ago of causes unrelated ......

Chronic stress could lead to depression and dementia, scientists warn

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Jan

2016

Research suggests stress and anxiety can damage areas of brain involved in emotional responses, ampoule seek thinking and memory.

Research has suggested that too much stress can lead to depression and dementia Rex Features.

Too much stress in your life can ultimately lead to depression and dementia, ambulance scientists have warned.

A major review of published research suggests that chronic stress and anxiety can damage areas of the brain involved in emotional responses, cheap thinking and memory, leading t......

Stem cell cure for diabetes a reality: Study

27
Jan

2016

BOSTON: Diabetes may soon be cured after scientists have managed to halt the condition in mice for six months, ambulance thanks to the use of insulin-producing cells that had been generated from human stem cells.

Experts from US hospitals and institutions, including Harvard University, managed to transplant cells into mice, which immediately began producing insulin.

The team was also able to show they could prevent the cells being rendered useless by the body's own immune system, which was effectively "switched off", thanks......

Scientists claim breakthrough in cell treatment

25
Jan

2016

LONDON: British scientists have achieved a remarkable breakthrough in the transformation of human cells that paves the way for a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions.

They demonstrated creation of a system that predicts how to create any human cell type from another cell type directly, help without the need for experimental trial and error.

The ability to produce numerous types of human cells will lead directly to tissue therapies of all kinds, to treat conditions from arthritis to macular degeneration, to heart d......

Multiple sclerosis patients may walk again

20
Jan

2016

A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by "rebooting" their immune systems.

As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, mind scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method, and known as an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), works by using chemotherapy to destroy the area of the immune system which causes MS. The trial has been documented as par......

Miss you dad !!!

16
Jan

2016

“Please let me go. I want to go. I would be fine, case if I go!  I love you all, drugstore I miss you all though, tadalafil I can’t live with this pain now, and it sucks! So, it’s better for me if I go!”

Those were the last emotions in my dad’s eyes; he couldn’t speak them although I could easily read them! He was a courageous man with the strong heart, a very good father, loving husband and the most importantly an accepting human being; until and unless he was being controlled by the unfair share of h......

New Class of Sound Wave Could Revolutionize Stem Cell Treatment

11
Jan

2016

Acoustic experts from Melbourne, see Australia RMIT University have created a new class of sound waves, ailment the first time that’s been done in half a century, that is set to revolutionize the use of stem cells in medical treatment. These sound waves, which are known as “surface reflected bulk waves”, differ from their predecessors in that they are gentle enough to manipulate stem cells without fear of causing damage.

Researchers have already used this technology to improve the efficiency of an advanced nebulizer device also deve......

The stem cell debate: Should necessity trump ethics ?

10
Jan

2016

 In the future, pilule Gurdon said, hospital it can be used to counter neurogenerative disorders like Parkinsons.

(Left) Stem cells that are not yet differentiated; nerve cells after differentiation, there ready to perform specialised functions

When he cloned a frog as a student in the UK in 1962, John B Gurdon, now 82, had not been expecting the emergence of something useful for humans. The ‘Grandfather of Cloning’ has a different opinion now.

When Gurdon became the first man to clone ......

Stem Cell Therapy a Possible Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

08
Jan

2016

As the world of stem cell research advances, illness more options may become available to patients with RA and other autoimmune diseases.

Stem cell therapy may soon become a go-to treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and similar autoimmune conditions.

Though stem cell research has been at the center of debate for years, scientists and doctors say they are excited about the promise that stem cells could hold for a number of medical purposes.

The discord surrounding stem cell research is due to t......

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