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2018 Reasons to Bank on Cord Blood

2018 reasons to bank cord blood? That may sound like a lot, but it’s really very few. Over 40,000 umbilical cord blood stem cell treatments have now been performed worldwide. That means that 40,000 people, the majority of them children, have had their lives saved or enhanced by something that...

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...

Researchers Develop and Share 10 Stem Cell Lines With Common Parkinson’s Mutations

Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have derived 10 induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) lines from Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients that carry the most common mutations associated with the disease. These cell lines and related genomic information will be made available to the larger scientific community, and PD models...

Pitt bioengineer receives NIH grant to study regeneration of diseased aortas

PITTSBURGH (October 1, 2015) … Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), caused by the loss of elastin, a critical protein for blood vessel function, is responsible for approximately 10,000 American deaths every year. Through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, vascular bioengineering researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson...

Experimental device could be life-changing for those with Type 1 diabetes

An experimental new device currently being tested in humans could vastly change the lives of those with Type 1 diabetes, potentially freeing them up from daily insulin injections and monitoring. Type 1 — or juvenile diabetes as it used to be called — is the less common form of...

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...

ViaCyte Announces Second Clinical Trial Site at University of Alberta

ViaCyte, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company with the first stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes in clinical trials, today announced the opening of a second site in its Phase 1/2 trial called STEP ONE, or Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of VC-01™ Combination Product in...

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,...

Stem cell discovery paves way for targeted treatment for osteoarthritis

Researchers in the Departments of Biology and Physics at York, working with colleagues at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, have identified individual stem cells that can regenerate tissue, cartilage and bone. The stem cells are mixed within human bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) but are similar in appearance...

New Article by Dr. Robert G. Schwartz of Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Looks at Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

D Robert G. Schwartz, the principal of Greenville, SC-based Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A., has published a new article that looks at the benefits of stem cell therapy for knees, and highlights it as a viable and in many cases preferred alternative to arthroscopy or knee joint replacement....