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......

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