Burn victims restored by stem cell technology

22
May

2017

The new technique heals burns much faster and more effectively than traditional skin grafting.

Burn victims may no longer be forced to undergo painful skin grafts, thanks to a revolutionary piece of technology that uses adult stem cells.

Instead of taking skin from one part of the body and transplanting it onto the burned area, a stem-cell spraying device simply covers the affected area with the victim’s own stem cells.

By taking adult stem cells from a healthy section of skin, placing them in a solution, and spraying the solution onto......

Two Stem Cell Discoveries Promise to Advance Cystic Fibrosis Research

10
May

2017


Scientists at Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine have made two stem cell discoveries that could help doctors treat cystic fibrosis (CF) without having to resort to transplants.

They prevented stem cells from creating cells for a lot of organs at once and producing only the lung cells they need for cystic fibrosis work. They also converted immature lung cells into airway cells by turning off a molecular pathway known as the Wnt signaling pathway.

The two discoveries could pave the way for  personalized medicine in cystic fibrosis, ......

MAGIC SKIN GUN Burn victims treated with amazing gun which sprays them with stem cells and makes skin grow

08
May

2017

The new technique involves isolating and spraying the patient's own skin stem cells on the burn wounds

BURNS victims are being treated with an amazing gun which sprays them with stem cells and makes skin rapidly grow.

Treatment for people with extensive burns is a painful process and can often take weeks or months as surgeons take large sheets of skin from elsewhere on the body and graft it onto the affected area – with the prospect of permanent scars a possibility.

Burns victims are being treated with an amazing gun which sprays them w......

Triggering Stem Cells for Accelerated Healing

02
May

2017

Recent research, led by assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University of South Carolina Joseph T. Rodgers, has found a way to increase the body’s ability to heal after injury. The study was published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.

The research was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Funding was also secured from the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation, Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The study was co-sponsored by the Department of Neurology and Neurologica......

The truth about the miracle cure that promises to treat everything

26
Apr

2017

Zoe Derrick was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after the birth of her second son, Freddie, in January 2012.

'At first, I thought breastfeeding was the reason I was so, so tired all the time,' she says. 'It was so bad that Paul, my husband, was having to help me up the stairs.

'I kept tripping on the pavement when I was pushing the pram, then I trapped my hand in the car door. It was very bruised and swollen, but I couldn't feel a thing. I should have been in agony.'

An MRI scan that night revealed patches of damage all over her br......

Study shows positive results in using stem cells for heart failure patients

20
Apr

2017

The American Heart Association (AHA) reported positive results on a Phase I clinical trial using a patient's stem cells to patch damaged heart muscles in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study enrolled 27 patients who were not responding well to standard treatments for heart failure, the AHA said in a release. Patches made from cells taken from the patients' thigh muscles were glued to the patients' damaged heart muscles. After one year, the patients' exercise capacity and heart functions were improved.

While the Jap......

Three-Dimensional Brain-Like Structures Created Using Human Stem Cells

18
Apr

2017

Scientists in Luxembourg have taken human stem cells from skin samples and used them to create three-dimensional brain-like clusters. The cells in these clusters behave like those in the human midbrain. The midbrain is of interest in Parkinson’s disease, where neurons producing the neurotransmitter dopamine can malfunction and die. It is hoped that the new brain-like clusters could be used to study the role that Parkinson’s disease plays within the brain.

At present, studying live human brain tissue is difficult or impossible because of ethical concerns. Prof. ......

Parkinson's breakthrough: Scientists one step closer to making a BRAIN out of stem cells

15
Apr

2017

SCIENTISTS are well on their way to turning stem cells into the most complex organ - the HUMAN BRAIN.

'Cradle of life' stem cells taken from skin samples were developed into three-dimensional brain-like organisms capable of exchanging signals between each other in a network.

The petri dish cells behave in a similar way to the brain cells which produce messenger dopamine from neurons - and scientists hope they will be able to use them to come up with a cure for Parkinson's.

Dopamine maintains smooth body movements, but when the neu......

Stem Cells Therapy for Macular Dystrophy (Stargardt's Dystrophy)

14
Apr

2017

Stargardt’s Disease is a kind of juvenile macular dystrophy, starting early in the life. It has been named after its first founder Dr. Stargardt’s in 1909 and is reported to be one of the most common forms of juvenile macular dystrophies. World Health Organization is further noted that one out of every 20,000 children, within the age group of 6-20 are being diagnosed with the dystrophy; irrespective of the gender.

Stargardt’s disease is identified as a genetic condition inherited via dominant gene of either one parent or recessive genes from both t......

Diabetic Recipe for A Healthy Living

13
Apr

2017

Eating delicious and sumptuous food, is what each one of us craves for! After experiencing some long and tiring working hours in the office; eating well at night, seems to be life’s greatest pleasure. In this regard, having being affected with diabetes shouldn’t stop anyone from that bliss. Although, it is quite reasonable that people with chronic diabetes have quite different nutritional needs; due to which, many times, diabetic recipes can be acknowledged to be bland and tasteless. However, today, different healthy ingredients can be obtained from different parts of the wo......

Intra-Venous Administration: Educate yourself

12
Apr

2017

The first thing that you may have noticed within any kind of your hospital stay, is hooking you up with an IV. In a medical term, it is being referred to as a drip. It is generally some fluids in plastic bags that have flown through a tube into human body through veins (Intra Venous Administration). You might have several times thought of asking or enquiring about its mechanism and requirement. Read more to find every detail about the same.

What is the purpose of an IV

Humans have natural tendency towards dehydration, which may impair variety of body processes. Without e......

Gujarat girl with 80% vision loss makes it to IIM-Ahmedabad

12
Apr

2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prachi Sukhwani is suffering from macular dystrophy since she was in Class III.
  • There is no treatment for this rare form of genetic disorder, but that was hardly a deterrent in fulfilling Prachi’s dream

VADODARA: Her vision kept waning steadily but the eyes were firmly set on one goal: studying in one of the world's premier management institutes, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.

 

Prachi Sukhwani, 21, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student at Maharaja Sayajirao U......

Diabetes Prevention: Beat your sugar cravings in your own way!

11
Apr

2017

Sweets treats have forever been very alluring temptation to us, may it be any occasion; a birthday, a holiday or a success celebration! Probably, many of us might have experienced that compelling urge to say ‘yes’; although our body does not allow the same! Accordingly, world must be having millions of such sugar addicts, who are suffering with the consequences of being sugar addicts, through a sweet disease; off course, a diabetes! Although, if you learn how to curtail those sugar cravings, then probably you would be able to escape yourself through the vicious cycle of satiatin......

New technology may preserve fertility of boys with cancer

11
Apr

2017

New York, April 10 (IANS) US scientists have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells that could enable boys to undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.
Adult men can have their sperm frozen before undergoing radiation or chemotherapy — cancer treatment that can render sperm infertile.

But boys who have not been through puberty can only have sperm stem cells removed and frozen in anticipation of technology that could culture the cells and place them back in the testes, where they produce sperm after puberty.

“I think it&r......

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Facts & Statistics

10
Apr

2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis, commonly known to be as RA; is identified as an autoimmune as well as the inflammatory disorder, mainly affecting joints. The issue is mostly associated with joints of hands, wrists as well as knees and ankles, wherein the ligamental lining of joints is destroyed, due to self-inflammatory process, initiated by body’s own immune system. If not halted in its initial phases, the ailment can cause progressive, chronic tissue damage, unsteadiness and/or lack of balance as well as deformity. Moreover, in many cases, chronic condition is found to be affecting other ......

Stem cells may provide lasting treatment for HF

10
Apr

2017

Using muscle stem cells from an individual to patch their heart improves symptoms of HF, according to findings from a phase 1 trial.

Shigeru Miyagawa, MD, PhD, of the department of cardiovascular surgery at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, and colleagues studied 27 patients who had limited exercise capability and were not responding well to common HF treatment.

The researchers made patches out of stem cells from thigh muscles of the participants. The patches were then surgically glued on to the surface of the participants’ hearts.

......

Cold and Flu Old Wives: Facts or Fiction

07
Apr

2017

If you really want to give a second concern to mom’s advice, “feel better, don’t spread cold!”; then the recent authorization from experts can force you to believe that these motherly advices are worth acknowledging.

Advice No. 1: Feed a cold but starve a fever.

Apparently, many of us might have experienced that when your nose is stuffy and congested you would be asked by your specialist to be fed on nutritious food to fortify your immune system. Contrary to which, when you feel feverish, your metabolism is revved up, to add on more energy for fig......

Stem cells plus scaffold may spur repair of torn tendons

06
Apr

2017

Because tendons are made mainly of collagen fibers, with few cells, they have little capacity for regeneration on their own.

A combination of advanced scaffold material and so-called adult stem cells improves the healing of rotator cuff tendon tears over surgery alone, a study in rats suggests.

“As an orthopedic shoulder and knee surgeon and chemical engineer, I think the combination of advanced materials and adult stem cells holds great promise,” Dr. Cato T. Laurencin from University of Connecticut in Farmington told Reuters Health. “For the sh......

Kidney Issues? Initiate Break Up with Excessive Potassium!

06
Apr

2017

If you have recently discovered that you or may be your closed relative is suffering with early stage kidney problem; learning about dietary restrictions and good nutritional add on, would serve as a better kick start towards managing the issue.  Although, renal friendly diets are quite confusing as the do’s and don’ts do not apply to everyone the same way, in general potassium and other minerals are supposed to be the real culprits for many kidney patients.

Potassium is a mineral that is mainly responsible for controlling vital nerves as well as muscular func......

Inputs on Global Healthcare Policies

31
Mar

2017

The Obamacare, an important health reform proposed in the era of Mr. Obama is being battling for its survival, against recent proposals offered through Mr. Trump Congress. In that sense, the new proposals have been strategized in order to modify the same; with the inclusion of benefits that are legally required, and dropping out others that are essentially not mandatory. While the US government intends to fit all types of necessary health cares into fixed fiscal envelope, there are rather some hard decisions to be proposed; to offer any subsidies without preoptimized standards.

In......

Autimism: Trailblazing A Bright Future

30
Mar

2017

With the recent drift in its prevalence, society has moved further to treat autism in a positive perception. Being rhyming with the word optimism, Autimism is an initiative that has been taken to propose positive attitude towards the neurodegenerative disorder; thus, shifting the paradigm from awareness towards its acceptance, from negative stereotypes towards the better understanding of the psychology, from “how do we do it?” towards “Ohh, we have to do it!” attitude.

One of the most challenging tasks, many parents must have come across would......

NEW STEM CELL SORTING METHOD

30
Mar

2017

A novel way of collecting limbal stem cells holds potential for the treatment of corneal disease

Progress in rapidly selecting stem cells from a mixed group of corneal cells could aid the treatment of corneal disease, according to new research.

Developments in corneal transplant technology allow for the cornea to be repaired by implanting limbal stem cells (LSCs) to prompt regeneration.

However, at present only transplanted tissues that contain a sufficiently high percentage of LSCs can be used.

Research published in Biophysical Journal offers a p......

ERECTIONS RESTORED WITH FAT CELLS AFTER PROSTATECTOMY

28
Mar

2017

LONDON — A single intrapenile injection of fat-derived stem cells harvested through abdominal liposuction can restore erectile function to a degree sufficient for intercourse, according to a first-in-human study.

And the effects were durable. The men, all of whom experienced erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, reported intercourse when assessed 6 and 12 months after the injection.

"We conclude that stem cells can significantly improve erectile function in continent men," said Martha Haahr, MD, from Odense University Hospital in Denmark.<......

Study shows potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage

27
Mar

2017

A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Although, still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment of patients.
  
 The findings were presented in Estoril, Portugal today (25 March, 2017) at the European Respiratory Society's Lung Science Conference.

 Lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as COPD and cystic fibrosis, leads to reduced lung fu......

Human Stem Cells with Plant-Based Scaffolds Demonstrate Optimized Growth

24
Mar

2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are using the decellularized husks of plants such as parsley, vanilla, and orchids to form three-dimensional scaffolds that can then be primed and seeded with human stem cells to optimize their growth in the lab dish and, ultimately, create novel biomedical implants.

Publishing their study (“Biofunctionalized Plants as Diverse Biomaterials for Human Cell Culture”) in Advanced Healthcare Materials, a team led by William Murphy, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the UW–Madison St......

Adipose and Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells: The Medical Master Keys!

23
Mar

2017

Stem cells and their therapeutic applications have offered tremendous promise to cure a vast arena of degenerative diseases, that have been left orphan, through conventional medications. Time and again, their potential, feasibility and safety for therapeutic application has been tested and confirmed, through number of clinical studies, which have been conducted worldwide. Although, a niche concept of stem cells therapy, has been subjected to lot of confusion, ethical debate and controversy in the recent years; scientists and the medical fraternity are struggling hard on several key issu......

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Watch out For Some Warning Indications

21
Mar

2017

Don’t ignore your consistent, yet severe back pain as a common medical condition that almost everyone is suffering with! As apparently, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, and Spastics Society of India, back pain can sometimes be an indication of a more severe conditions, identified to be as the Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis is regarded as the progressive form of arthritis, mainly triggered in the spine but may even progressively risk hips, knees and shoulder joints, depending upon the severity of the issue. Back pain, being a ......

China innovation competition opens, to attract startups

20
Mar

2017

The India region round of China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition supported by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of China, opened on Thursday. 

The competition, organised by the city government of Shenzhen, intends to attract innovative startup ideas and business plans. Entries are open online for the three-stage competition which will be held under five categories -- the internet and mobile internet, electronic technology, biotechnology and life sciences, advanced manufacturing and electronic technology and advanced materials......

Knee Pain and Stem Cells: What does the future look like?

20
Mar

2017

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicine is constantly changing. The same is true for stem cell science and Regenerative Medicine in general. The knee has arguably been given the most attention in musculoskeletal and sports medicine as it relates to stem cell treatments.

Dr. Dennis Lox an expert in Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy comments that some of the current concepts considered new treatments are actually rooted in older techniques or has been around for a long time.

Stem cell transplantation has been refined since bone marrow tran......

Muscular Weakness and ALS: The Perils of being your own doctor!

20
Mar

2017

If you are really worried about your more or less frequent muscular twitching and wondering, what if it turned out to be a horrific muscular degenerative ailment, such as ALS; should understand that muscular twitching is rather a common problem, affecting many millions of people across the globe and can as well be associated with stress or anxiety. Contrary to which, ALS is a neurodegenerative condition, which can be diagnosed with one of the many symptoms, like muscular twitching and is comparatively a rare issue. However, is should as well be noted that a person, who is often experiencing......

How Does PRP help in Wound Healing

18
Mar

2017

Over the years, different therapeutic alternatives have been developed for skin healing by scientists worldwide, due to its scientific, clinical as well as economic outcome. Wound healing is rather a complex process with its own unique dynamics. The healing is often associated with a process that involves complete wound sealing, along with the formation of a new skin matrix. Although, it should as well be noted that some acute as well as chronic versions of wounds can be difficult to heal, as a result of other comorbidities and opportunistic infections. As a matter of fact, even a better wo......

Bee-ing Autism

17
Mar

2017

The topic might have forced many of you to wonder, what do bees have to do with Autism? What connection do they have?

Well, then apart from the bunch of random facts about bees, that these extraordinary creatures generally buzz around the scented flowers for their nectar, they are being important to us for the honey, they as well live in colonies, etc.; one thing also can be very important to notice is that just like many autistic kids, bees are as well strictly focused only on one particular thing, that they have to pollinate, and they are apparently fixated on their assigned......

Stem Cells Therapy: Don't Operate but Regenerate!

17
Mar

2017

With the recent advancements in the science of regenerative medicine, it would be a wise decision to think twice about trying stem cell therapy before stepping inside the operation theatre for your joint disorders. The advanced technology has eventually surprised many medical experts through astonishing clinical benefits that have been evident in variety of studies and mainstream trials. Moreover, the technology has as well proven to be avoiding further consequences of surgery, like general anesthesia, rehabilitation, recovery, etc.

Amongst lot of controversies, potential of s......

Therapeutic Potential Of stem cells in Orthopedics

16
Mar

2017

Variety of musculoskeletal disorders and other orthopedic injuries are in existence, without any definitive therapeutic alternative. These myriad of disease conditions could potentially be benefitted from upcoming technologies, such as stem cells therapy over surgery. The ultimate goal of the science of regenerative medicine is to allow functional restoration of ailing tissues, by understanding complex intracellular dynamics. The purpose of the present write up is to offer working potential of stem cells and discuss therapeutic modalities in case of many orthopedic disorders.

As a......

Can Bullying Aggravate Autism Flare Ups

16
Mar

2017

The first survey in India, that is being conducted to evaluate number of autism cases revealed a surprising data, suggesting more than 10 million children to be suffering from autism. All the more frustrating fact is that almost 90% of the children being diagnosed with one or the other forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, above 6 years of their age, are being bullied and forcefully isolated in their school. In this context, scientific data supports the fact that imparting any kind of social stress through unnecessary bullying and forced loneliness in the early childhood can have lifelong ......

Quit Smoking Diet: Fight against Cravings

14
Mar

2017

A recent survey on number of people, wish to quit smoking has been published with astonishing results; stating that nearly 70% of the smokers want to actually quit smoking but only 52 % of them are successful, as they often have found to be struggling with nicotine withdrawal symptoms, forcing them back on the smoker’s zone! The smoking is often associated with consumption of harmful toxins like nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, etc. and hence the process of lung cleansing is a very important and immediate task that has been suggested by experts. Although, this rather difficult......

Stem Cell Therapy Halts Multiple Sclerosis

14
Mar

2017

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation halted progression of Multiple Sclerosis for 5 years in 46% of patients.

Recent research indicates that the transplant of autologous hematopoietic stem cells (AHSCT) is an excellent treatment for multiple sclerosis. It has been determined that the procedure stops disease progression for half a decade in nearly 50 percent of multiple sclerosis patients.  

About the Study

The study was spearheaded by Dr. Paolo Muraro from the Imperial College London's Department of Medicine. Dr. Murar......

Living with a Spinal Cord Injuries: Can Stem Cells be the Answer!

09
Mar

2017

Spinal cord injury, is one of the progressively degenerating, crippling disorders attributing towards the dislocation of bones and vertebrae; which is a general resultant of trauma and/or injury.

The accidental injury generally damages connecting nerves internally; in order to halt the back and forth communication between brain and rest of the body parts. This communication gap is the primary cause of partial or complete loss of movement, paralysis as well as numbness. Apparently, many times it has also been evident that spinal cord may get affected not because of the injury b......

Alzheimer Treatment by Injecting stem cells: A Breakthrough or A quackery

08
Mar

2017

Multiple types of brain disorders, including developmental disorders, psychological problems and neurodegenerative disorders have stumped both scientific as well medical communities, since years; in terms of human sufferings, management and socioeconomic burden. While a recent survey by WHO in order to underline, disability adjusted life years suggest brain disorders, as a leading cause of global disease burden with a very high corresponding cost. Thus, out of multiple degenerative and crippling diseases, neurodegenerative disorders are undoubtedly very destructive; affecting lives of more ......

How to find a right stem cells clinic?

03
Mar

2017

Thinking of fixing up your orthopedic issues? Or troubled with your chronic degenerative disorders and looking out for some alternative solutions? Apparently, many of you might have had number of questions, while choosing the right stem cells treatment for your condition; such as, is the stem cells therapy really effective? how to choose a stem cells clinic, which can offer the best possible? etc.

Here’s what everyone of you, should generally acknowledge, while choosing the best stem cells therapy provider.

Judge for the Experience

Proof of concept result......

Possible Connection between Autism and Diabetes: Turn the Tide towards Prevention

02
Mar

2017

In the past decades, there have been much speculations about the dire consequences associated with the adoption of on-the-go life style and their indirect attribution towards fueling the growing burden of chronic diseases, including autism. While upgrading their disease profile, it has been studied that diseases like diabetes and autism share a relatively high degree of connectivity in behavioral issues with similar physiological profile of metabolic and inflammatory dysregulations.

Conversely, while the prevalence of diabetes has crossed the alarming limit; a study has re......

Degenerative Eye Disorders: Can stem cells bring the hope back?

01
Mar

2017

In connection with the popular saying that if anything isn’t broken, don’t fix it up; degenerative retinal diseases do need immediate medical attention, considering the severity of the issue. However, for many patients, who are experiencing a secondary condition rather than a pathological visual loss; have a better option with the help of stem cells therapies to delay disease progression. While the hope for the better treatment outcome and true breakthrough is still on the way!

Stem cells therapy can be offered as a restorative treatment approach, which has been ac......

Stem Cell Therapy Market to Receive overwhelming hike in Revenues by 2020

28
Feb

2017

Stem cells are most vital cells found in both humans and non-human animals. Stem cells are also known as centerpiece of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicines have capability to grow new cells and replace damaged and dead cells. Stem cell is the precursors of all cells in the human body. It has the ability to replicate itself and repair and replace other damaged tissues in the human body. In addition, stem cell based therapies are used in the treatment of several chronic diseases such as cancer and blood disorders.

The global stem cell therapy market is categorized base......

'Already I can feel that the fog is lifting': BBC war reporter hails pioneering stem-cell treatment for her MS that she was denied by the NHS

27
Feb

2017
  • Caroline Wyatt, 49, suffered from MS for decades before her diagnosis in 2015
  • The journalist flew to Mexico for stem cell treatment after being denied a place on an NHS trial
  • The treatment cost £61,000 which she funded in part through crowdsourcing
  • Miss Wyatt says the results have given her a 'second chance of life'

BBC war reporter Caroline Wyatt has described how her life has changed for the better after having stem-cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis.
 
The journalist, 49, flew to Mexico......

What you need to know about Parkinson's Disease?

25
Feb

2017

The secret of one of the most mysterious diseases, the Parkinson’s disease has finally been revealed. Scientists have now identified a specific brain circuit in one of the most enigmatic regions of the brain; which primarily controls movements.  Further to which, it has as well been highlighted that in Parkinson’s disease, the input in the circuit is disrupted.

While studying the innate mechanism of brain to control movement, it has been discovered that the red and green signals, i.e. the start and stop pathways controlling person’s ability to move, thro......

Stem cells Therapy: Fight Back with ALS

23
Feb

2017

A 238-pound missile gun fueled with adrenaline and a former Titan’s linebacker Tim Shaw is managing to get through his deadly degenerative muscular weakness. A man who had played 80 games, 96 tackles and lasted far beyond any player’s average career span is being very tough to ALS in his real life as well; ever since his diagnosis last year. But instead of being afflicted to the condition, he deliberately chose to tackle life’s adventures issues, while spreading awareness about the deadly condition. 

Mr. Shaw is not worried about his immediate future, neithe......

How baseball players are trying stem cells to avoid Tommy John

22
Feb

2017

TEMPE, Ariz. – On the day he hoped would save his elbow, Garrett Richards laid face down on a table with his back exposed. A doctor guided a needle into the iliac crest of his pelvic bone and began to extract bone marrow. Richards was wide awake, the blessing of local anesthesia saving him from physical pain but not the anxiety that crept into his head: Is this really going to work?

Within a few minutes, the harvested marrow was hurried to a centrifuge, spun to separate the good stuff, mixed into a slurry of platelet-rich plasma and readied to inject into Richards' d......

Diabetes Management and Stem Cells Therapy

15
Feb

2017

Diabetes is being primarily listed on top of the other autoimmune diseases. In developed countries, the death toll, simply due to diabetes and its associated complications has crossed beyond 2.5 million people. The numbers are increasing exponentially and have been predicted to affect 1 in every 3 people, by the end of the year 2050. As such conventional medications have no cure for a condition, but it could only be managed through adaptation of healthy life style and some alternative therapies, such as stem cells therapy.

The current write-up has been intended to brief our re......

STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR BALDNESS SHOWING SIGNS OF SUCCESS

14
Feb

2017

Americans spend between one and four billion dollars a year treating hair loss. Now, four surgeons in the U.S. are testing a stem cell treatment in a non-surgical procedure, and overseas trials in Japan and Egypt are already showing some success.

"It's been thirty years of concern," said Roy Woelke.

Woelke knows how overwhelming hair loss can be. He's had three hair replacement surgeries, but that's really just moving hair around the head, and as he says, you run out of supply.

Doctor Kenneth Williams may have new hope f......

Stem cell treatment effective in anterior cruciate ligament tear

07
Feb

2017

With stem cell treatment effective in several health conditions, including spinal problems, doctors say the medical procedure can also help in speedy recovery of anterior cruciate ligament tear - a common chronic sports injury.

The medical procedure has advantage over surgeries because they are less invasive and focus on regeneration and healing of the tissues and ligaments rather than to cut and replace it.

In a case study, 28-year-old Mohan Verma - - a footballer suffering from anterior cruciate ligament was cured through Stem Cell treatment also known as Human......

Everything About Brachial Plexus Injury

06
Feb

2017

The increasing evidences of cerebral palsy in developed countries have raised alarming signals to find a possible cure or to identify the root causes of the abnormality. Cerebral Palsy, more commonly known as the CP is a non progressive motor function abnormality in child; affecting their crucial functions, such as locomotion, self control as well as coordination, speech, etc. While the abnormality is quite intricate, with different types of complexities ranging from mild to severe; and hence cannot be managed by targeting one aspect at a time. Thus, in order to offer the best possible ......

Autism Spectrum Disorder: not a disease but an issue!

06
Feb

2017

For more than a decade, doctors as well as therapists are urging caretakers of autistic children, to develop ‘age appropriate interests’ in them. Many parents do conduct some of their own research in order to be self aware, as to how better they can help their autistic children to lead normal life. But it should be noted that each and every child is different, his interest, his positive characters and his negative characters are different and hence have to be tackled individualistically.

However some of generalized special needs of autistic children, every parent s......

Stem cells Prolotherapy can be a key to Knee Arthritis

06
Feb

2017

The masterminds behind stem cells therapies are reinventing the wheel, with life changing protocols in order to revolutionize the arthritis treatment options for millions of people with multiple musculoskeletal issues, such as soft tissue injury, arthritis, etc.

Being targeted at the intrinsic mechanism of the body, stem cells Prolotherapy for arthritis can be referred to as a technologically innovative treatment option for the better management of the issue; naturally yet effectively. Stem cells are the naïve cells of the body, with the better ability and inherited s......

Human stem cells hunt down and kill brain cancer

03
Feb

2017

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers have made another advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer.

The work, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, describes how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials—and real treatment.

Last year, researchers used the technology to convert mouse skin cells to stem cells that could home in on and kill human brai......

Hidden global trade in medical data threatens patients' anonymity and privacy

03
Feb

2017

In 1956, the head of one of Madison Avenue’s leading medical advertising agencies dispatched a copywriter to West Germany to set up a new company for producing surveys of the pharmaceutical market. The young executive had never been abroad and spoke no German.

The firm, initially called Institut für Medizinische Statistik, quickly won clients by providing insights on which drugs sold well in which markets. Drug companies eagerly bought these reports, and IMS expanded to other European countries, North and South America, and Asia.

Today, the US-based data-minin......

Stem Cell Secretions Protect Retina Cells, Hold Promise As Glaucoma Treatment

03
Feb

2017

Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, seem to protect cells in the retina, which is the tissue in the back of the eye, according to new research. The findings could potentially help designing better therapies for glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.

The research, published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, was carried out by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Stem Cell Exosomes, Potential Treatment For Glaucoma

Exosomes are small membrane-enclosed pack......

Is stem cells treatment a hope or a reality!

02
Feb

2017

By now, everyone might have heard or atleast read about the buzzword, ‘stem cell therapy’. Many times, it comes into picture, when you would be reading about the possible cure for any chronic life threatening disease, such as cancer or neurodegenerative disorders. One should understand that the word can initiate number of responses, which can be credited as per the situation as well as need. For instance, for vulnerable patients, who are not able to find out any definite cure through conventional medicine, stem cells therapy can be a hope; whereas for scientists, who are......

Stem Cell Therapy for COPD: Assure Long Term Maintenance

01
Feb

2017

With the general perception, people suffering from COPD have reduced functional ability. These patients are prone to chronic asthma, with the often symptomatic observation of frequent wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing in usual episodes. It has as well been evident that these people are often prone to other opportunistic infections, due to increased intake of anti inflammatory, steroidal medicines.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disorder (COPD) also identified as the fourth leading cause of death, in many developed countries; and confirmed to be accounting f......

Paralyzed patients regain hand, arm function in stem cell clinical trial

28
Jan

2017

An experimental Stem cell therapy has helped paralyzed patients regain function in their arms, hands and fingers.

The innovative therapy involves injecting 10 million stem cells directly into the spinal cord during surgery to stabilize the spine after a severe injury. The cells are made from embryonic stem cells which are then converted into a class of stem cells found in the brain and spinal cord that serve to bolster healthy functioning of nerve cells. The treatment is manufactured by Fremont, Calif.-based Asterias Biotherapeutics. Six patients were enrolled in the c......

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

28
Jan

2017

NEI scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. The findings, published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, point to potential therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Exosomes are tiny membrane-enclosed packages th......

Innovation: Stem Cells For Shoulder Injuries

28
Jan

2017

Researchers at Sanford Health want to know whether stem cells from abdominal fat can help with shoulder injuries. An FDA-approved trial is in the works with 18 patients between Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota. Meet the first patient enrolled in the study, find out how it works, and hear an in-depth conversation with Sanford's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allison Suttle about what the clinical results may reveal.

"I really don't know what I did," Mike Duncan says.

His shoulders hurt. Duncan's doctor discovered a problem with the righ......

Cerebral Palsy: Understanding the life on wheels!

27
Jan

2017

Every one of us possibly is living with a dream, when we wish we could change something around us or about us! Some people although get a chance to change and some apparently don’t. Being in the healthcare industry at times, we come across many people with multiple disastrous problems and we wish we could change something about them, atleast how we would be able to minimize their pain; cerebral palsy can be ranked on top of the list. On our journey to find a cure for cerebral palsy, our team has come across many requests asking us to elaborate anything and everything about cerebra......

Stem Cell Research for Fighting Degenerative Disc Disease

21
Jan

2017

Low back pain resulting from degenerative disc disease is one of the most prevalent pathologies in the developed world. In the US, low back pain is the most common health problem for those younger than the age of 50. While there can be many causes of low back pain, the condition often is associated with the degeneration of the intervertebral disc -- degenerative disc disease.

Current first-line therapies, including spinal fusion and physical therapy, address only the symptoms, and do not treat the underlying degeneration. But now, applying gene therapy, tissue engineering, and ste......

Diabetes and its associated complications: A brief overview

19
Jan

2017

The lifestyle upgradation, added upsurge in environmental hazards and easy victimization to the mental stress; are some of the mainstream reasons for diabetes prevalence. It should be noted that after every 23 seconds, worldwide someone comes to know that he/she is having diabetes. Some people misunderstand it to be a common disease that can be manageable, only if the sugar is being avoided; however people should be aware of the fact that diabetes is rather a perplexed disease that if ignored for a longer period of time may gives rise to variety of complications, such as cardiovascular diso......

Being diabetic, do you really need to go gluten free?

19
Jan

2017

Many of you might have mistakenly connected your mighty sugar disease with the gluten in your diet; just to show your gratitude towards increasing gluten free trend may be! But the fact is almost 10% of the people suffering with diabetes have been observed to be suffering with intestinal celiac disease and hence have been prescribed to avoid gluten in their diet. Otherwise, there is no scientific evidence published so far to suggest people with diabetes type 1 should strictly follow gluten free diet.

What would be the possible connection between Celiac Disease and Diabetes?

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Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism

19
Jan

2017

Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don't think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

One of the major issues that India is battling is increasing incidence of diabetes and autism. According to reports, more than 10 million children in ......

Stem Cell Therapy Can Restore Vision

19
Jan

2017

A ray of hope for the Blind Ones as the Buck Scientists discovered a way to restore the long-term vision disease affecting the eyes. Hopefully, stem cell therapies hold great promise for regaining function in a wide variety of degenerative conditions, provided the cells survive in the body long enough to work. This latest and new methodology of transplanting stem cells possesses the ability to restore eyesight for the blind after they have contracted eye disease.

Although, this technique is possible in lab mice but in near future this technique will be successfu......

India tops in development of Stem cell treatment

18
Jan

2017

Jan 18, 2017: Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don’t think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

One of the major issues that India is battling is increasing incidence of diabetes and autism. According to reports......

Stem Cell Therapy for COPD: A New Lease of Life!

16
Jan

2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease is a characteristic condition, marked with the chronic airway inflammation that is often associated with progressive airflow blockage of the windpipe. Managing such type of severe disorder needs patience and will power. Incidentally COPD is later stage of some common forms of pulmonary disorders like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, allergy, asthma attacks, etc. In majority of the cases, i.e. almost 80-90%, the disorder has a strong link ups with smoking; however, some other factors have as well been found to be contributing to its flare ups, such as:......

Stemming Up with Diabetes!

13
Jan

2017

The targeted approach of curing so called “sugar disease” with stem cells therapy has proven to be the best available cure; with relatively simple, yet well understood mechanism, without any possible risk factors exposed. Scientists have toiled for years, to find out different ways to isolate stem cells outside the body and infuse them back, in order to achieve successful reprogramming of the body; following multiple failures, the headline grabbing results are now been evident, as a stem cells breakthrough for many high profile diseases, such as diabetes.

Diabe......

Stem cells treatment for wound care: Essential natural bioreactors!

11
Jan

2017

The human skin has a tremendous power to regrow and regenerate. It would be surprising for many people to understand that our skin regenerates every month, producing not less than 19 million cells per inch! Although, this colossal regenerative ability of skin cells is well known to scientist, it was rather a difficult task for them to grow the same number of skin cells in vitro. Contrary to this fact, recently a team of scientist has not only successfully grown fully functional skin tissue inside the Petri dish; but also transplanted the same,0 profitably onto a human being. This has certai......

Autologous Stem cells Therapy appears to protect further bone loss in Arthritis

11
Jan

2017

In the event, someone happen to be looking for the possible cause of bone disorders like arthritis, the current article may be helpful in gaining little insight into how environmental triggers, such as bacterial as well as viral infections can result in severe bone degeneration!

Recently research has come up with an exclusive discovery of how various pathogens can prompt the inflammatory attack on the cellular toll like receptors of the bone cells; ultimately causing development on bone loss. This may as well be indicated from the study that the regulation of inflammatory atta......

Stem cell treatment for skin burns: A Futuristic Approach!

07
Jan

2017

People really don’t die due to skin burns, but their hardship is much more noxious than a normal person can think off! The two of the most common problems that have been encountered so far clinically with many burnt inmates are infection and dehydration. It has been noticed that depending upon the severity and degree of burns, blood vessels are found to be constricted and leaky; releasing more fluids into the blood. Thus, the higher the degree of infection, the more severe will be the loss of fluid and greater will be the extent of dehydration.

Burns can be categorized as on......

The Classic Back Pain Fables

05
Jan

2017

Contrary to the common thought process of many people; there is no substantial evidence for the popular notion that a person needs to feel pain in order to assess various risks associated with back issues. Disc disorders, creaky back, weak cores, etc; you might have come across any of these words, if you are suffering with the back problem. Although, an experience of back pain could be very complex process; evidently many back issues are difficult to diagnose and in this regard, knowing some of the common misconceptions about back issues would seem to be an effective adjunct to undergo ......

The Prolotherapy: Let's expand the viable alternative to Surgery!

05
Jan

2017

For people, who have been in constant suffering of chronic knee or a joint pain; stem cells therapy has proven to be a life changer, transforming their dream of living pain free life into a reality. As a matter of fact, many arthritic victims all over the world have acknowledged it to be a risk free, pain free, safe and minimally invasive alternative to the conventional pool of dangerous treatments, such as surgery and/or steroidal drugs. The medical fraternity indeed is as well, endorsing it to be beneficial for people suffering from all sorts of musculoskeletal disorders, such as but ......

To Many More Healthy Days To Us!

03
Jan

2017

The average life expectancy has dramatically increased the world over. According to UN estimates, there were nearly half a million centenarians in 2015, more than four times as many as in 1990. The US had the highest number of centenarians (72,000), followed by Japan (61,000), China (48,000) and India (27,000). Better nutrition and healthcare, improved hygiene, and the advent of antibiotics have contributed to the rise in average life expectancy in the developed world to over 80 years. In India too, life expectancy has increased by more than 10 years in the past two decades.

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Stem cells may hold key to finding cure for infertility in men: research

03
Jan

2017

Washington: When sperm are constantly replenished in the adult male body, why does fertility in men diminish with age? Chinese researchers have found that stimulating the metabolism of stem cells that produce sperms in male body can shed light on new ways to treat infertility in men.

The study was published in the journal of Genes and Develop ment "So-called Myc genes, which play an important role in stem cells' ability to self-renew," said Takashi Shinohara Kyoto University' in China, who is interested specifically in spermatogonial stem cells (S......

Scientists use magnetic stem cells to fight cancer

03
Jan

2017

TOMSK, Russia, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells or MSCs, in an effort to fight cancer cells in the body.

Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are using a patient's own magnetic stem cells to target cancer cells effectively.

The team collaborated with scientists from Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg and Queen Mary University in London, England.

Magnet-controlled microcapsules with a drug inside are "captured"......

Breaking barrier in modern medicine with use of adult stem cell therapy

03
Jan

2017

Adult Stem Cell Therapy has gained popularity in developed countries as an alternative to the conventional treatment of many diseases. There are several studies and clinical trials conducted in the United States to support this.

Some current line of treatments are not typically effective, and some can cause detrimental side effects. Medicine is evolving to a more natural and more effective means with the use of stem cells. Due to the numerous religious and ethical issues that comes with the use of embryonic stem cells, today’s medicine is moving towards th......

Pro athletes, others try PRP and stem-cell injections for joint pain

03
Jan

2017

Dr. Jason Tucker of OrthoBiologix uses an ultrasound to check the progress of Bernie Zeledon weeks after having Bilateral Stem Cell treatment of the knees during a followup visit on Aug. 4. David T. Foster III / The Charlotte Observer / TNS

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 littl......

New synthetic stem cells may offer therapeutic benefits

03
Jan

2017

Washington, Dec 26 (PTI) Scientists have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell that may offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural ones and reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies.

The cells have better preservation stability and the technology is generalisable to other types of stem cells.

Stem cell therapies work by promoting endogenous repair; that is, they aid damaged tissue in repairing itself by secreting "paracrine factors," including proteins and genetic materials.

While stem cell therapies<......

Cells from cancer victim's own body help man fight deadly brain cancer

03
Jan

2017

Paging through the many posts I receive daily about stem cells, I ran across a story that was published by the Associated Press earlier this week under the headline, “Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer.”

I read these stories because they confirm what we have written dozens and dozens and dozens of times in this space: the action in the area of curing or ameliorating diseases is not in harvesting stem cells from helpless unborn children but drawing on cells from a patient’s own body.

There is a lot in the story by Marilynn Marchi......

New Testosterone Treatment Using Stem Cell Therapy Found Effective In Animal Test

03
Jan

2017

Hypogonadism is an affliction that manifests through unpleasant symptoms, the most important of which is a diminished level of testosterone. Although there are several ways to treat this disorder, most of them have important disadvantages.

A new solution proposed by Chinese scientists, which involves converting skin cells to testosterone-producing cells, may change the way patients are being treated.
 
 Hypogonadism - A Problem Affecting Thousands Of Men  
 
 It is estimated that up to 30 percent of older men suffer from hypogon......

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment: The Stem Cell Revolution

02
Jan

2017

It will not be an exaggerated statement to declare that more than 3 million children are suffering with one of the several forms of arthritis, only in developed countries. As a matter of fact, amongst many identified forms, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is the most common form, that is bothering children below 16 years of age. It is generally referred as the spontaneous exhibition of arthritic pain without any known or unknown cause.

The Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which triggers inflammation in synovial lining of affected joints. The exact antibod......

Facts about Back Pain

02
Jan

2017

Just about everyone experience backache in their life at some time or the other; although frequency may be person specific. As a matter of fact, only small numbers of the sufferers have been observed to complain about it and prefer to visit a doctor. The occurrence of back pain can be very complex where many back problems are difficult to diagnose and normally involve different treatment options with diverse risks and benefits. Apparently there are “n” numbers of reasons for back pain, amongst which muscle spasm are reported to be more common; occurring due to functional abnorma......

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