Type 1 Diabetes Reversed by Integrating Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

MSCs and HCELL molecules track down islet cells and reverse inflammation.

According to a recently published study from the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] have the ability to reverse type I diabetes by suppressing the auto-immune attack of islet cells.  Although the MSCs cannot be directly injected into the pancreas, the researchers utilized the surface adhesion molecule HCELL to hone the stem cells in on the inflamed islets, allowing them to normalize blood sugar levels without the use of insulin. Continue reading

Inflammatory Disease Healed with Stem Cells

Stem cells located in the gums have the ability to regulate inflammatory conditions.

A research team led by Dr. Songtao Shi from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has discovered that mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] found in the gums are able to regulate the body’s immune system to treat inflammatory diseases.  In an animal model suffering from colitis [an inflamed condition of the colon], the scientists were able to transplant these gingival MSCs, significantly reducing the inflammation. Continue reading

Game, Set, Match: Tennis Elbow Gets Aced by Stem Cell Therapy

In a new pilot study at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, researchers will utilize stem cells to promote the healing of painful tendon injuries such as tennis elbow.  Initial studies suggest that, upon transplantation, the stem cells release growth factors to the point of injury, which induce the growth of new tendon tissue while reducing scar tissue to recover movement and flexibility. Continue reading

Plantar Fasciitis Alleviated by Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy offers faster, longer lasting pain relief than traditional treatments for plantar fasciitis.

Doctors from pain clinics across the country, such as the Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute, are now offering stem cell therapies to patients suffering from plantar fasciitis.  The new treatment involves injections of bone-derived stem cells to reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue in the plantar fascia. Continue reading