Hair Treatment Alternatives: Can Cloning Save Your Hair?

Is hair cloning the next big thing in man’s eternal quest to keep his head covered with hair? A leading hair specialist thinks so.

Tulane University’s Dr. Nicole Rogers says cloning would be a wonderful complement to hair transplantation procedures. She says in the Modern Medicine: “It would be great if we could harvest a single hair from the back (of the head) and create thousands of copycat hairs from that. There is significant research ongoing in that area, but we are not there yet. It’s still going to be a while before it is ready for Food and Drug Administration approval.”

Meanwhile, other researchers believe that even if cloning will be totally developed, they will still be facing challenges in controlling the caliber and angle of hair growth. They say they should also investigate if cloning will not trigger any skin cancer.

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Buffalo Stem Cell Research to Reduce Stem Cell Therapy Costs?

Buffalo Stem Cell Research to Reduce Stem Cell Therapy Costs? A new stem cell that can continually grow and multiply without aging can help reduce the cost of stem cell therapy, scientists from the University of Buffalo say.

“MSC Universal” stem cells can be grown continuously in laboratories and can be used to treat heart diseases, diabetes, immune disorders and neurodegenerative conditions, scientists behind the discovery say.

MSC Universal is discovered by altering the genetics of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow. The scientists say messenchymal stem cells live in a short span of time but its lifespan is extended when its genetics is altered.

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India Stem Cell Therapy for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

After receiving stem cell therapy in April, a Nahik-based basketball coach can now confidently ride a bus to Mumbai for his appointments without fear that he might lose his balance.

Diagnosed with a Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) when he was 19, Saline Salve can now more easily perform his day-to-day activities unlike in the past months when he cannot even apply shampoo to his hair or flip the pages of newspapers.

LGMD, an incurable disorder which affects voluntary muscles particularly those around the pelvic and shoulder region, is caused by the absence of some proteins in the muscles and leads to muscle degeneration.

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Stem Cell Treatment for UK Crash Patient

Want more stem cell treatments in the UK? Check out the story below about a crash victim who underwent a stem cell surgery.

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Watching a news report about a climber whose leg was saved through stem cell treatment encouraged Diane Stuttard, a hit-and-run crash victim, to decide to undergo the same procedure. She called Dr. Anan Shetty, the leading orthopaedic surgeon mentioned in the news report and underwent a similar operation.

She is now waiting for her leg to heal properly. Stuttard received the treatment in Spire Alexander Hospital in Chatham, Kent where stem cells from her bone marrow were mixed with a gel called Surgifill.

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Extreme Hypothermia in Trauma Surgery: Dr. Hasa Alam & Co.

Who says hypothermia is bad? Well, its actually bad but some doctors in Boston are using hypothermia to buy more time to conduct much needed surgeries to trauma patients.

A new medical technique which chills the body of a trauma patient thus giving more time to doctors to conduct a surgical operation is now being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School.

According to researchers, inducing extreme hypothermia to the patient’s body to shut it down during the operation adds to the patient’s chance of survival. The procedure also includes connecting a pump to the major blood vessels surrounding the heart to remove the warm blood and replace it with cold saline solution. This cools the patient’s body to as low as 10 degrees Celsius.

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Successful Artificial Heart Surgery for Kids: Italy Health News

Want more heart care news? Check out the story below about a successful artificial heart operation in Italy which could prolong a young boy’s life. It reminds us of the story of Charles Okeke’s artificial heart.

Successful Artificial Heart Surgery for Kids

An unnamed Italian teenager underwent the first-ever permanent artificial heart transplant ever performed on a child, hospital officials say. The operation can prolong his life for 20-25 years. The 15-year old Duchenne syndrome patient underwent the transplant for 10 hours last week at the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome.

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