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Surgeons lead way to fix knee damage

PIONEERING surgeons at Basildon Hospital are carrying out groundbreaking operations to repair injured knees. Two patients have now undergone the procedure, which uses stem cell bone marrow to regenerate damaged cartilage – the tough, rubbery substance between the shinbone and thighbone which acts as a shock absorber. The operation,...

Spain’s Belmonte Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment for Shoulder Injury

According to the Spanish news source Nataccion.com, Bemonte has undergone a relatively new procedure involving stem cells. Although there are several variations of the procedure and the specifics of Belmonte’s regimen have not been disclosed, the high-level methodology involves surgeons first arthroscopically removing the patient’s bone marrow and then...

Bone marrow cells show promise in degenerative, ischemic retinal diseases

Pilot study suggests a role for autologous intravitreal CD34+ cells. The safety and feasibility of intravitreal autologous CD34+ bone marrow cells as a potential therapy for retinal disease were evaluated in a pilot study. Preliminary findings demonstrated the treatment was feasible and researchers intend to pursue a larger, prospective...

The Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute Announces New Educational Seminar Series

The Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute (http://www.prpstemcellclinic.com) announces a new seminar series to educate the public about the latest breakthrough applications for platelet rich plasma (PRP) and autologous stem cells. Patients with orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, back pain, tendon and ligament injuries, muscle injuries, and sports injuries...

German’s Stem Cells Give Kerala Girl New Lease Of Life

Thanks to a 55-year-old German national, a 16-year-old Kerala girl suffering from an advanced stage of leukaemia or bone marrow cancer has got a new lease of life after she was transfused healthy stem cells donated by him. She surely is lucky. Even though doctors treating her could not...

Girl With High-Risk Leukemia Saved With Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Donation

Washington girl is celebrating being cancer-free after she was diagnosed with high-risk leukemia 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....

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....

Northampton mascot said donating stem cells is the “best thing” he has ever done

Ray Lucas, of Berrywood Close in Duston, signed up to the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan donor register while dressed in his Clarence the Cobbler mascot costume during a drive at last year’s Race For Life in Abington Park. The 22-year-old, who works in Thackerays in Milton Keynes, said:...

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...

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...