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11-year-old speaks his first full sentence hours after new stem cell treatment

This story by Ana Lacasa first appeared in the New Zealand Herald. 12th April 2019 “An 11-year-old British boy with autism has spoken the first full sentence in his life hours after undergoing pioneering stem cell therapy in the US.” Writes Ana Lacasa for the New Zealand Herald Danny Bullen, who lives with his parents […]

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Fatal childhood irritable bowel disease corrected with cord blood transplant

Zhao Jiaxin has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood transplant as a cure for a genetic form of irritable bowel disease that is often lethal to newborn babies.

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Stem Cell Success Story – Systemic Scleroderma

Tony Underhill lived a full, active life until Systemic Scleroderma slowly hardened his skin until he could hardly move. “I nicknamed it ‘the beast inside of me’ “, says Tony.  “It’s like having an anaconda, a baby anaconda, growing inside of you, that grows just a little bit every day and he just keeps squeezing […]

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Stem Cell Transplants Offer First-Ever MS Treatment That Reverses Disability

Only 2 years after getting a stem cell transplant, half of volunteers showed improvement in their disability scores — a first for any MS therapy. Dr. Richard K. Burt performed the first hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for a multiple sclerosis (MS) patient in the United States at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Now Burt, Chief […]

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Gene, stem cell therapies may have far-reaching implications for coronary artery grafts

A Creighton University researcher has received a National Institutes of Health grant to study the effects of gene and stem cell therapy in coronary artery bypass grafts, a first-of-its-kind undertaking that could transform the procedure, increase survival rates and dramatically reduce the possibility of re-occlusion of the grafted arteries and veins in the procedure. Devendra […]

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Is a cure for Parkinson’s in sight? First ever human stem cell trials to replace those damaged by the disease

A cure for Parkinson’s disease could be on the horizon after a research team was given permission to start the first ever human stem-cell trials. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that destroys the brain cells producing the chemical messenger dopamine, in the part of the brain that controls movement. Scientists have so far struggled […]

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New way of growing blood vessels could boost regenerative medicine

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital for tissue survival yet a current stumbling block in regenerative medicine. In addition the technique to grow the blood vessels in a 3D scaffold cuts down on […]

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Scleroderma and stem cells – Transplantation found to “significantly improve outcomes”

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma, which means “hard skin” is an uncommon condition that tissue to become hard and thick. Usually affecting the skin on the limbs and body, scleroderma can also cause swelling in joints, muscles and internal organs and is potentially fatal. Doctors believe scleroderma is caused by the immune system attacking the connective tissue under […]

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Umbilical Stem Cells to Improve Stroke Recovery

Stroke affects around 150, 000 people in the UK and is the third most common cause of death. It is the equivalent of a Boeing 747 fully laden, crashing, killing everybody onboard every single week. (Professor Pankaj Sharma, Consultant Neurologist at University of London, Imperial College and The London Clinic) But strokes are not always […]

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