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Sheffield mum out of wheelchair and on to dancefloor after pioneering MS treatment

Holly Drewry was in a wheelchair as a result of her condition before she was part of a small group of patients given a new treatment at the city’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Within weeks, the 25-year-old was walking again – and now doctors are preparing to step up an...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS Patients

A preliminary Northwestern Medicine study suggests that nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may reverse disability and improve quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an immune-mediated disorder of the central nervous system often arising in young adulthood. It damages the nerve cells in the...

Trial starts investigating the regeneration of damaged bone with stem cell injection

A pioneering stem cell treatment could avoid thousands of hip replacements – by helping patients ‘regrow’ damaged bone. Five NHS hospitals will trial the jabs, which doctors claim can regenerate damaged tissue after just one injection.  A leading specialist says it has the potential to be ‘life-changing’ for those...

Autistic Spectrum Disorder trial enrolling patients now

Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina USA is enrolling patients diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in a phase one clinical trial involving infusion of their own cord blood stem cells. At Biovault, we’ve released 3 umbilical cord blood samples to Duke University Medical Centre in the last 5...

Grace’s story

As a participant in Duke University’s cord blood clinical trial, Grace – who has cerebral palsy – received an autogloss transplant of cord blood derived stem cells.  Her family were delighted to see a reduction in her symptoms, with significant repair to brain tissue resulting in increased mobility and a...