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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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