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Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

A paper that has recently been published looks into the safety and efficacy of treating patients with active rheumatoid arthritis with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs). 172 patients were divided into 2 groups. One group received disease-modifying drugs plus medium without UC-MSCs and the other received disease-modifying drugs plus UC-MSCs. The trial indicated that […]

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Stem cell treatment offers new hope for “Butterfly Child” Aimee

For Aimee Seddon even a loving hug from a family member can cause unbearable pain. The brave six-year-old has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a severe form of a disease known as EB, which leaves her with painful blisters and scarring. Her parents wrap her from neck to toe in special bandages to guard against its […]

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MS stem cell gives Paisley dad-of-three a life changing chance

Groundbreaking stem cell treatment is offering a dad-of three a life changing chance. Five years after unsuccessful treatment in Poland for his multiple sclerosis, the 33-year-old, is travelling to London for the most up-to-date stem cell therapy. Barry McArthur is currently confined to a wheelchair, is dependent on wife Katy and cannot play with his […]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Myasthenia Gravis

Refractory cases of myasthenia gravis (MG) can be relieved by a new treatment based on replacing a patient’s immune system with new one created from transplants of his own stem cells, according to a Canadian study published by JAMA Neurology. This process, known as autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) can induce “….long-term, treatment-free MG […]

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Japanese Firms Team Up To Fight Baldness With Stem Cell Cure

Giant strides to prevent and cure baldness are being made in medical labs around the world. The latest announcement comes from Japan’s largest research organization RIKEN, which has teamed up with two Japanese companies, Kyocera and Organ Technologies, to develop a cure based on regenerative medicine. The companies are targeting 2020 for commercialization. They are not the only […]

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Stem cell transplant findings could lead to personalised type 1 diabetes treatments

A clinical trial has shown promising findings from stem cell transplants in people with type 1 diabetes, with some patients coming off insulin injections for several years. This international research could also lead to better outcomes for more patients who undergo stem cell transplantation, according to senior author Dr Bart Roep, City of Hope and […]

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Stem Cells and Dystonia: Michaela’s Story

“Look at me!” says 11-year-old Michaela, “I can walk now!” Michaela Sky Rodrigues is an exceptional girl with exceptional parents. Michaela refused to accept the bleak outlook doctors described for her whilst suffering from secondary dystonia. She travelled with her family from her home in Australia to China for a series of pioneering umbilical cord […]

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Why you shouldn’t store whole blood even if it is a cheaper process

It is well known that freezing whole blood is a cheaper and simpler option for tissue banks when it comes to processing umbilical cord samples for stem cell storage. So why does everyone not store whole blood? The majority of tissue and cell storage banks remove the red blood cells from each umbilical cord sample […]

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Cancer Vaccine In The Works

Scientists have found a way to teach the body’s immune system to identify and fight cancer cells, and may be a basis for a cancer vaccine.  The research has been done on patients with leukemia, and soon, doctors are hopeful, that this can eventually be used to people suffering from other types of cancer such […]

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