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Stem cell injection repairs damage to London man’s heart after attack

A London family man has become one of the first patients to receive an injection that “heals” damaged hearts. The prognosis for Owen Palmer, 52, was poor after he suffered a heart attack. Palmer says that afterwards he was barely able to walk and was unable to climb stairs. “I would just sit in a […]

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Multiple Sclerosis stem cell treatment ‘helps patients walk again’

A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by “rebooting” their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method known as an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant […]

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First Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy patient to receive umbilical cord stem cell therapy turns 30

Ryan Benton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at the age of three and given a life expectancy in the late teens to early twenties. DMD is a relatively common progressive genetic disorder, which causes aggressive deterioration of the muscles. In 2009, at the age of 22, Benton’s condition was critical. He met with […]

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Cord transplant saves baby boy

A 7-MONTH-OLD boy received an umbilical cord blood transplant for a rare genetic deficiency at a Shanghai hospital yesterday. Doctors said it was the first case in China to be treated this way. They said the boy suffered from leukocyte adhesion deficiency, a rare disorder which leads to low immunity and recurrent infections. He was […]

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Why Our Babies Need Us To Take Umbilical Cord Blood More Seriously

Babies are born with a life-line that we in the UK throw away all too easily. Here are three good reasons to give umbilical cord blood banking some serious thought: 1: It could save their life Umbilical cord blood transplantation can cure 82 diseases – and that number is going up and up. The list […]

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Poldark: Would Stem Cells Help Baby Sarah Survive Her Heart Condition Today?

As Poldark fans mourn the end of an era, we celebrate the cord blood therapy and stem cells that could have changed everything for Dwight and Caroline Which is worse, burying a child, or leaving one behind? (Poldark S5.1) Caroline asks Demelza this agonising question as she lays flowers on her daughter’s grave. Close by […]

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New Molecule allows for up to 10-fold increase in stem cell transplants

A new molecule, the first of its kind, allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells are used for transplants aimed at curing a number of blood-related diseases, including leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. For many patients this therapy comprises a treatment of last resort. Directed by […]

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Stem-cell therapy shows promise in orthopedic treatment

Three San Antonio doctors are bringing the science of stem-cell therapy treatments to orthopedic injuries, a burgeoning field that caters to patients seeking to have joints or tendons rebuilt without undergoing surgery. The physicians at The Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas — a recently created division of the long-standing South Texas Spinal Clinic — […]

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Canada Establishes Facility Focused on Stem Cell Research

Mere days ago in January 13, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a new committee geared towards stem cell research dubbed as the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies. The government has pledged to put $20 million to set up the new organization which is expected to be headquartered in downtown Toronto. The news […]

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