Researchers Turn to Autologous Stem Cells to Treat Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric neurologist James Carroll is heading a new clinical trial at the Georgia Health Sciences University that aims to use autologous stem cells to improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, a condition that occurs prior to birth or in the early years of life and can severely impair movement, hearing, vision and cognitive skills.

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Stem Cell Research Moves One Step Closer to Regrowing Teeth

Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology in Helsinki, Finland have brought the medical community one step closer to growing teeth from stem cells with their discovery of a transcription factor that provides a basis to monitor and record the development of teeth.  By tracking the phases of division, movement, and specification of the stem cells, researchers can better understand the stages and intricacies of tooth development and direct stem cells to differentiate into teeth.

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Stem Cells Shown to Reduce Inflammation in Diabetics Suffering from Neuropathies

Researchers from  The Tulane University Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine  have developed a new treatment that uses stem cells to control inflammation in patient’s with diabetes.

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Researchers Utilize Stem Cells to Grow Livers and Eye Balls

Stem cell biologist Takanori Takebe of Yokohama City University in Japan successfully grew a small rudimentary liver while at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, researcher Yoshiki Sasai and his colleagues directed “retinal precursor cells” to develop into an the optic cup of the eye.  Takebe said “a more developed version of the liver could eventually be used for long-term organ replacement, as well as serving as a short-term graft for patients whose damaged native livers are expected to recover.” Both the liver research and the optical tissue regeneration are examples of how advances in directing cells to differentiate will accelerate the application of stem cell treatments.

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FDA Approves Phase II Stem Cell Clinical Trial to Treat Heart Failure

 

 

 

 

 

The FDA has approved Phase II clinical trials for an autologous [utilizing the patient’s own stem cells] stem cell treatment for heart attacks – the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The treatment involves the extraction of the stem cells from the patient, the in vitro [in the lab] expansion and differentiation of the stem cells and the transplantation of the stem cells back into the patient.  This is a very significant clinical trial as we believe it represents the gold standard of emerging stem cell treatments – the use of autologous stem cells which are then expanded, differentiated and transplanted to address disease, trauma and injury.  As we have reported recently, this same approach is being used to grow entire organs which are then successfully transplanted back into the patient.  This approach facilitates the safe and successful application of stem cell therapies as it eliminates the chance of rejection and does away with the need for the patient to take a cocktail of immuno-suppression drugs.

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UCLA Study Takes New Leap Towards Controlling Cell-Fate Decisions of Adult Stem Cells

UCLA School of Dentistry professor and leading cancer scientist Dr. Cun-Yu Wang and his research team have made a significant breakthrough in determining how to control thedifferentiation of stem cells into bone cells.  The team was able to  chemically manipulate certain gene-activating enzymes during the process of differentiation that ultimately influenced what type of cell they became.

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Adult Stem Cell Treatments for Heart Failure Enters Clinical Phase

 

 

 

 

 

Medical City Dallas Hospital is participating in a nationwide clinical study involving   13 medical centers from around the country to treat heart failure with adult stem cells.  The study is being  funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Heart failure affects about 550,000 people in the US every year. This study represents  a significant advancement in the treatment of  heart failure. The treatment takes advantage of the unique properties of stem cells and their role in maintaining and repairing the body. The best stem cells to use in such treatments will be the patient’s own [autologous] stem cells as the use of autologous stem cells eliminates the potential  for  rejection and the need for a lifetime regiment of immuno-suppression drugs.  To learn more about how you can bank your own valuable stem cells conveniently and affordably, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

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UBC Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Advancing Stem Cell Treatment for Diabetes

Timothy Kieffer, Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia [UBC], in conjunction with scientists from the New Jersey-based BetaLogics, recently put out research demonstrating that human stem cell transplants can successfully restore insulin production and reverse diabetes in mice.

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Researchers Pursue Stem Cell Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers at San Raffaele Scientific Institute of Milanand University College London recently used a technique to implant genetically modified muscle cells into mice with muscular dystrophy. These mice were then able to perform more movement related actions, such as running longer on a treadmill, than mice who did not receive the treatment. “This technique may be useful in the future for treating limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and perhaps other forms of muscular dystrophy,” says leader of the study, Dr. Francesco Saverio Tedesco.

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