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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
ADDED 2019 https://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-26/twin-boys-luis-and-kian-king-with-rare-juvenile-krabbe-disease-start-school-in-loughborough/ Twin boys from Leicestershire are to thought to be the first children in England to receive a stem cell transplant for an incurable disease. Seven-year-olds Luis and Kian King have the rare Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease, which causes loss of motor skills and severely shortens life expectancy. A database of 25m potential […]
Two years ago, Brenda Guerra’s life changed forever. Guerra said, “They told me that I went into a ditch and was ejected out of the vehicle.” The accident left the 26-year-old paralyzed from the waist down, and confined to a wheelchair. “I don’t feel any of my lower body at all” she said. Brenda has […]