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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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Stem cell transplant for Leicestershire twins with Krabbe Disease

ADDED 2019   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 […]

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Stem cells to treat paralysis

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 […]

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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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