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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Want more stem cell treatments in the UK? Check out the story below about a crash victim who underwent a stem cell surgery.
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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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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Prof Shinya Yamanaka: Nobel Prize Win for iPS Stem Cell Pioneer? Will the Nobel Prize for medicine go to the Japanese researcher – Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka – who discovered how to make stem cells out of ordinary skin? We will know the answer on Monday when the Nobel committee announces its pick.
In 2007, Yamanaka discovered how to tinker with human skin cells so they can behave like embryonic stem cells.
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A Yale Hockey player successfully underwent a stem-cell transplant on Wednesday to save her life from severe leukaemia. Twenty-two-year old Mandi Schwartz was infused with umbilical cord blood during the procedure at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Schwartz is likely to stay in the hospital for a month so that her doctor will monitor her white blood cell count.
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Stem Cell for Pet Dogs: Chicago and New Zealand Success Stories. Dasty, a member of the Chicago Police Department Narcotics Unit was crippled by severe arthritis caused by Lyme disease.
He received physical therapy, antibiotics and steroids but these didn’t work as no significant change was seen in his health condition. Things improved when the police dog was treated with stem-cell therapy.
The Toronto Star describes the treatment procedure developed by Vet-Stem, a California company which has treated about 700 dogs: Continue reading “Stem Cell for Pet Dogs: Chicago and New Zealand Success Stories”