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First Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy patient to receive umbilical cord stem cell therapy turns 30

Ryan Benton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at the age of three and given a life expectancy in the late teens to early twenties. DMD is a relatively common progressive genetic disorder, which causes aggressive deterioration of the muscles. In 2009, at the age of 22, Benton’s condition was critical. He met with […]

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First successful skin-to-eye stem cell transplant in humans

Special cells taken from the skin and turned into retinal cells show promise for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, a new study shows. AMD has long been considered an inevitable disorder of aging and is the primary cause of blindness in industrialized countries, affecting more than 2 […]

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Stem cell gene therapy for fatal childhood disease ready for human trial

A pioneering approach for Sanfilippo disease – a genetic condition for which there is no effective treatment A gene therapy developed in Manchester will now be trialled in humans Scientists in Manchester, who have developed a stem cell gene therapy to reverse a fatal childhood illness, have agreed to work with a new therapeutics company […]

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State of the science: 6 conditions that may soon be treated with stem cells

From easing creaky knees to mending a damaged heart, it seems that scientists are on the brink of using stem cells to revolutionise treating a range of conditions. These master cells are essentially the building blocks of human tissue, and some have the capacity to turn into any type of specialist cell, such as skin, […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo injury: Real Madrid forward to undergo stem cell treatment before Champions League second leg

Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo stem cell treatment as he attempts to recover from a thigh injury in time to face Manchester City. The Real Madrid forward was not included in the matchday squad for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium, which ended in a 0-0 draw. Zinedine Zidane’s side looked blunt in attack without […]

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Regenerative Network International now offering Stem Cell therapy to help avoid hip or knee replacement

Regenerative Network International is now offering stem cell therapy to help avoid hip or knee replacement. The procedures are showing extreme effectiveness along with being nonsteroidal, low risk and outpatient. Hip and Knee replacement procedures should always be performed as an absolute last resort, since there are potential significant risks involved. With the excellent outcomes now being […]

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Micro heart muscle created from stem cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine approach to treating heart disease. Although there are existing techniques to make three-dimensional tissues from heart […]

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Stem cells show promise for treating heart failure, study finds

Stem-cell therapy involving bone marrow could revolutionize treatment for people struggling with heart failure, according to a study that included research from the University of Pittsburgh. The clinical trial determined end-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow had 37 percent fewer cardiac events, including hospital admissions and deaths, […]

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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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