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Spain’s Belmonte Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder Injury

According to the Spanish news source Nataccion.com, Belmonte has undergone a relatively new procedure involving stem cells. Although there are several variations of the procedure and the specifics of Belmonte’s regimen have not been disclosed, the high-level methodology involves surgeons first arthroscopically removing the patient’s bone marrow and then culturing the tissue in order to […]

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Ottawa researchers use stem cells to treat septic shock

In helping an eastern Ontario man recover from a near-fatal infection, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital say they have conducted the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells to treat septic shock. Charles Berniqué from Hawkesbury developed an infection last June after his esophagus burst, possibly due to a severe case of food poisoning, according to […]

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Devon based Biovault becomes the only private tissue bank to secure prestigious accreditation

Biovault, the most highly accredited private cord blood bank in the UK has been given the prestigious JACIE recognition for their work undertaken in their sector. JACIE, the Joint Accreditation Committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapy & the European Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation is responsible for assessing and accrediting the field […]

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Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis

New clinical trial results provide evidence that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person’s own blood-forming stem cells can induce sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system.   Five years after receiving the treatment, called high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous […]

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Liver function “significantly improved” by cord blood transplant

Doctors in China have confirmed that umbilical cord blood stem cell (USC) transplant is a safe and effective treatment for liver diseases including cirrhosis. What is liver cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis have scarred tissue caused by long-term liver damage. The scarring stops the liver working properly which can lead to liver failure and death. Cirrhosis […]

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you can delete this category after you have set a parent and tag on each post. This post has the available tags set Kate SneddonBSc (Hons) Microbiology Chief Executive Officer | Biovault Family Biovault Family CEO, Kate Sneddon, joined Biovault in July 2009 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016. As health industry professional her […]

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Pioneering Research To Manufacture Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood

The University’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing  Engineering has been awarded a £1.3 million research fellowship by the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop tools for the manufacture of large quantities of medically valuable cells from umbilical cord blood. Research Dr. Thomas, a Senior Lecturer in Biomanufacturing, who has been awarded the […]

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Stem cell injection could offer alternative to hip replacement

A pioneering stem cell treatment could avoid thousands of hip replacements – by helping patients ‘regrow’ damaged bone. Five NHS hospitals will trial the jabs, which doctors claim can regenerate damaged tissue after just one injection.  A leading specialist says it has the potential to be ‘life-changing’ for those with bone disease avascular necrosis (AVN). […]

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Surgeons lead way to fix knee damage

PIONEERING surgeons at Basildon Hospital are carrying out groundbreaking operations to repair injured knees. Two patients have now undergone the procedure, which uses stem cell bone marrow to regenerate damaged cartilage – the tough, rubbery substance between the shinbone and thighbone which acts as a shock absorber. The operation, which is most successful on younger […]

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