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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