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Caroline Wyatt: MS ‘brain fog’ lifted after stem cell treatment

BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt has spoken of how the “brain fog began to lift” after she had pioneering treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).   The former BBC defence correspondent was deemed unsuitable for an NHS trial and paid $60,000 (£48,000) for a stem cell transplant in Mexico in January....

Why I froze my baby’s stem cells

During her adrenaline-fuelled career as a champion Alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott endured a few bumps and knocks. So when her first child, Locki, arrived last month, the former Olympic competitor wanted to be sure he would be ready for anything life throws at him. For she has revealed she...

NSW toddler reinfused with umbilical blood

A toddler from Sydney has become the youngest child in the world to receive her own umbilical cord blood in a study to prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes. A Sydney toddler whose umbilical cord blood was stored to help treat her sister’s Type 1 diabetes has had...

Chicago Doctors use Stem Cells to cure Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease can cause debilitating fatigue, chronic pain, even death. But now what was once a life sentence may be no more. Doctors in Chicago say they are curing sickle cell disease in adults. The inherited illness affects about one in every 500 African Americans. Felita Sims, a...

8-month-old boy has lifesaving heart surgery in Oklahoma

This is a story of two siblings – two beating hearts – that need medical intervention by Oklahoma doctors using lifesaving blood. “He’s just full of joy,” said Christina DeShaw. And, you can see it in her 8-month-old son’s big bright eyes. However, Miles was still in the womb...

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Making medical history with a double umbilical cord blood transplant

It’s the first time it has ever been done in Nebraska. A 13-year-old’s double umbilical cord blood transplant at Nebraska Medicine is making history in our state. When you’re 13 and you have to spend 30 days in the hospital, you pass the time with a Nerf gun. Meet...

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A Loxton mother has registered her sons in a world-first Australian study that is hoping to prevent Type 1 diabetes in children

Chloe Docking developed Type 1 diabetes at the age of just eight and has endured a lifetime of insulin injections. Now aged 30, she wants to protect her young sons – Jaxon, 4, and Izzak, 2 – from the same fate. “Because I have it, there’s a chance they...

Stunning results with Hadassah’s stem cell treatment

The Hadassah Medical Center is continuing to receive positive findings with its Phase II clinical trial using its unique stem cell approach to stop the progression and reversing the disabilities of multiple sclerosis. The Hadassah-developed treatment involves intrathecal injection-injection of the patient’s own bone marrow-derived stem cells directly into...

Stem cell transplant gives Ottawa area woman new lease on life

A stem cell transplant has given a Kemptville woman a new lease on life, after being on life support twelve times. The man behind it all is Dr. Harold Atkins, the very same doctor who has been using stem cell transplants here in Ottawa to treat people with Multiple...

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UK first for woman, 29, who will undergo a pioneering stem cell transplant to save her life after two failed liver donations

A woman who is awaiting her third liver transplant in five years is set to undergo a pioneering stem cell transplant to save her life. Alex Keel, 29, from Cheltenham, suffers from a deadly liver condition which can often be cured through a transplant. But two donor organs have...