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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 and previously, scientists had difficulty in […]

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Recovery of sensory function by stem cell transplants

New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transplanted to the injured spinal cord contribute to restoration of some sensory functions. To read more click […]

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Autologous stem cell therapy helpful in traumatic brain injury

The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. TBI patients […]

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Could Reduce Damaging Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

Reid D’Amico a graduate from Duke University shares his thoughts on the potential use of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other diseases. To read his article click here.

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Trial of new stem cell therapy for dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) gives promising results

Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), have been published. RDEB is a painful skin disease in which very minor skin injury leads to blisters and poorly healing wounds. About 1,000 people in the UK live with RDEB. The […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Naomi Keep, mother of twins

Naomi Keep, who recently gave birth to twins, talks about her awareness of the potential of cord blood and why she decided to store her twins’ umbilical stem cells with Biovault. 1. When did you first hear about cord blood banking? I became aware of it after a scan that indicated there could be potential […]

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9 year old with high-risk leukaemia successfully treated with cord blood stem cells

Report from ABC News, 2015 “Washington girl is celebrating being cancer-free after she was diagnosed with high-risk leukaemia at just 9 years old. When doctors failed to find a traditional bone marrow or stem cell donor for transplant, they turned to stem cells taken from donated umbilical cords to try and save her life. Jenna […]

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Stem-cell therapy shows promise in orthopedic treatment

Three San Antonio doctors are bringing the science of stem-cell therapy treatments to orthopedic injuries, a burgeoning field that caters to patients seeking to have joints or tendons rebuilt without undergoing surgery. The physicians at The Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas — a recently created division of the long-standing South Texas Spinal Clinic — […]

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Stem cell injection repairs damage to London man’s heart after attack

A London family man has become one of the first patients to receive an injection that “heals” damaged hearts. The prognosis for Owen Palmer, 52, was poor after he suffered a heart attack. Palmer says that afterwards he was barely able to walk and was unable to climb stairs. “I would just sit in a […]

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