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Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for severe burns patients

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. The research, from The University of Texas Medical Branch, shows that while a severe burn injury causes cell death in the muscles, it also induces the muscle regeneration properties […]

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Mesenchymal stem cell treatment for arrhythmia

A new study published this month in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicates that treating heart patients with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) does not increase their risk of irregular heart beat (arrhythmia). In fact, the MSCs had the opposite effect and showed promise of improving the condition. “This could be an important breakthrough for many heart […]

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Early menopause reversed in umbilical stem cell study

If you’ve ever searched for early menopause or premature ovarian failure (POF) online you’ll have discovered a fairly bleak prognosis: “Currently no fertility treatment has officially been found to effectively increase fertility in women with POF,” states Wikipedia, “and the use of donor eggs with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and adoption are popular as a means of achieving parenthood for […]

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Expectant grandparents – how to help safeguard your grandchild’s future health

Since we were born, technology has developed in an unbelievable way! Who would have thought twenty years ago that today a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood might be saved as a sort of cellular insurance policy? When we were born the umbilical cord was just thrown away as useless. Since then it has been discovered […]

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Stem cells used to treat secondary progressive patients with MS in clinical trial

A phase 2 clinical study from an international group of research centers compared head-to-head autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) and mitoxantrone in treating patients with secondary progressive or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The findings showed that MRI-detected brain lesions were reduced by 79% in patients undergoing AHSCT compared to patients treated with mitoxantrone. “Intense immunosuppression […]

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University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University team up for Parkinson’s treatment

University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University researchers are starting down a path they hope will lead to a Holy Grail of brain medicine. “It is probably one of the most exciting things in my career,” said Dr. Ivar Mendez, head of the U of S Brain Repair Program. Researchers at the two universities aim to […]

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Stem Cells Show Reversal of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting

Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Director and Chief Research Scientist at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) will be presenting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the extraordinary results from his FDA-approved stem cell clinical trial for MS at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dr. Sadiq will deliver […]

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HTA Inspection Report

We recently had an inspection from the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to monitor our compliance with the tissue and cells directive. The HTA found Biovault to be working in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. Since 5 July 2008, the HTA has regulated the collection, testing, processing, storage, distribution, import and export of cord […]

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Multiple sclerosis: Stem cell transplantation may halt disease progression

New research provides further evidence of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis, after finding the procedure halted disease progression for 5 years in almost half of patients.   Lead study author Dr. Paolo Muraro, of the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, and colleagues […]

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