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Irish girl Ciara O’ Farrell is free from crippling pain for the first time in years, is back home in Wexford after undergoing a pioneering stem cell transplant

The transplant of stem cells from her four-year-old brother Cian, carried out in Newcastle Hospital, in the UK, has transformed the life of the courageous six year old who was suffering from a crippling form of juvenile arthritis. Following the transplant, the arthritis has gone and Ciara, who will be seven in two weeks, is […]

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Study Showing How Stem Cells Slow Aging May Lead to New Heart Failure Treatments

A new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrates how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) not only protect the heart from further damage after a cardiac incident but can actually slow down its aging process, too. “This study is important as it suggests an alternative approach for treating heart failure in elderly patients,” said Yanjie […]

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Stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee may help rebuild lost cartilage

Recent studies employing adult stem cells obtained from bone marrow and fat have been used in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee. Results have indicated not only symptomatic improvement but also suggest that cartilage healing and regeneration may be taking place. According to Director, Dr. Nathan Wei of the Arthritis Treatment Center, “Osteoarthritis options […]

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Stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy

OSAKA – Japanese researchers report taking their first steps toward possible stem-cell-based treatments for muscular dystrophy. A Kyoto University team and chemical company Asahi Kasei created skeletal muscle stem cells from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. These were injected into a leg of a mouse with muscular dystrophy. In the muscle there, researchers […]

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Cancer Vaccine In The Works

Scientists have found a way to teach the body’s immune system to identify and fight cancer cells, and may be a basis for a cancer vaccine.  The research has been done on patients with leukemia, and soon, doctors are hopeful, that this can eventually be used to people suffering from other types of cancer such […]

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Stem cell treatment offers new hope for “Butterfly Child” Aimee

For Aimee Seddon even a loving hug from a family member can cause unbearable pain. The brave six-year-old has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a severe form of a disease known as EB, which leaves her with painful blisters and scarring. Her parents wrap her from neck to toe in special bandages to guard against its […]

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Stem Cell therapy offers new hope to type 2 diabetes patients

Canada-based University of British Columbia scientists have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be tackled with a combination of specially-cultured stems cells and conventional diabetes drugs. The scientists have used stem cells to reverse the type 1 diabetes in mice and hope to apply similar findings to expand the treatment of […]

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Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

Article from The Guardian, 2015 British patients will be the first in the world to receive a pioneering cell therapy that scientists hope will transform the treatment of lung cancer. The treatment uses stem cells taken from bone marrow that have been genetically modified to find and destroy cancer cells. If successful, the treatment would […]

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Adriana’s miraculous cord blood story

We’re so proud that cord blood stored here at Biovault is making a huge difference to a young Italian girl with Cerebral Palsy.  Find out how she is making a brave recovery with more than a little help from the cord blood cells banked by her parents with our partner SmartBank. Adriana’s parents, just like […]

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