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030909 – Daily Dose of Stem Cells

In ALL ARTICLES, Daily Dose of Stem Cells on March 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm
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THE BAN IS LIFTING…but so what?

In ALL ARTICLES, BEST OF THE BEST on March 9, 2009 at 11:55 am


As the ban is lifting PLEASE remember:

While Embryonic stem cells (ESC) were previously thought to be more powerful than Adult Stem Cells (ASC) because they can become any cell in the body, new studies on ASC are showing that they can become virtually anything. Scientists recently turned Skin-ASC into Neuron-ASC. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/researchers-make-nerve-cells-from-new-stem-cells-science-reuters/

A decade of ESC research around the world has resulted in no human treatments & because the ESC continue to divide beyond the scientist’s control, they can turn into tumors. ESC also require immunosuppressive drugs, which one of the most common forms of ASC (autologous) used in treatment do not.

Over the same decade of research, adult stem cell treatments have given thousands improved health, extended lives, helped paraplegics to walk… https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/spinal-cord-injury-sci-stem-cell-trials-japan-plays-catch-up/

Gave a man with AIDs 2 years (so far) free of symptoms… https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/?s=aids+symptom+2+years

Successfully improved MS & Cerebral Palsy patients, the list goes on and on… https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/category/victories-success-stories/

ASC are already helping improve & extend the lives of patients with dozens of “incurable” diseases,” 73 diseases when you count only US published scientific papers & well over 100 if you read all of the papers from outside the USA.

Additionally, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) are ASC modified to be able to become any cell in the human body & seem to have all of the benefits of ESC without the tumor potential & with significantly less of a rejection issue; not to mention without the political & religious controversy. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/embryonic-stem-cell-alternative-has-another-advance-ips-cells-yield-nerve-cells/

And now, even the NIH is jumping into the ASC research and treatment pool. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/nih-says-adult-stem-cells-are-ready-for-the-prime-time-yah-baby/

Why so much focus on ESC when both ASC & iPSC seem capable of achieving everything ESC can do with a fraction of the obstacles?

The world is treating thousands successfully with ASC. Shouldn’t the majority of funding and research go into ASC & iPSC because only they actually work…and so we can treat the multitude of patients dying and debilitated NOW?

David Granovsky

New types of technology bring hope to sufferers of back pain – Telegraph

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 9, 2009 at 3:30 am

There is new hope for back pain sufferers

Replacement discs, bone cement and regenerative stem cells are among the advances in technology offering hope for bad backs.

By Michael Pilgrim -Last Updated: 6:45PM GMT 06 Mar 2009

For nine years, young mother Julie Littler’s life was ruined by severe back pain. She took morphine tablets and steroids to reduce inflammation, but still could only move with crutches or a wheelchair. Julie says: “I wasn’t dying, but I wasn’t living either.”

One of Julie’s discs – the shock absorbers between the vertebrae – had worn away, which is a typical cause of chronic back pain. Two years ago, however, her life was transformed by a new titanium and polyethylene replacement disc.

“The morning after I had the operation, I was able to walk three steps and I was soon able to get along the landing of the ward,” says Julie. Now, nearly two years after her operation, Julie’s crutches have been banished…

via New types of technology bring hope to sufferers of back pain – Telegraph.

RP hospitals now providing stem-cell treatments

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 9, 2009 at 3:27 am


Written by Jesse Edep / Researcher
Sunday, 08 March 2009 19:35

The flattening of the world’s economy has spawned a new trend in the local medical-tourism industry: Foreigners are starting to come to the Philippines because of the country’s ever-growing availability of cheap but reliable regenerative or stem-cell treatments.

Dr. Samuel Bernal, consultant on regenerative medicine for the Medical City, said some hospitals in the Philippines are starting to gain vigor in stem-cell treatments. Patients treated last year reached over 100 in number…

RP hospitals now providing stem-cell treatments

The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Stem Cells To Get Federal Funding

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 9, 2009 at 3:10 am


Published On Monday, March 09, 2009 12:30 AM – By JUNE Q. WU – Crimson Staff Writer

Harvard stem cell researchers hailed President Obama’s reported intention to lift restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research today as a decision that will change the landscape of biomedical research.

(not for 10-50 years says the father of EMBRYONIC stem cell research, Dr Thomson. – dg)

The decision coincides with the recent passage of Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package, potentially making stem cell researchers nationwide eligible for some of the $10.4 billion earmarked for the National Institutes of Health, an unrivaled source of federal funding for biomedical research that gave Harvard researchers $351 million last fiscal year.

Until today, federal funding for embryonic research—which some criticize as unethical because it requires the destruction of embryos—had been constrained by a 2001 order from President Bush that limited funding to research using only the 21 cell lines existing at the time of his directive.

Critics of that restriction have long contended that embryonic stem cells—believed to be capable of morphing into any body tissue cells—

(this is no longer even an issue.  science is proving that adult stem cells and especially modified adult stem cells called induced pluripotent stem cells can become virtually any of the 220 cells in the human body – dg)

merit federal support because they could lead to new treatments for degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s.

(Parkinson’s is being treated successfully in countries outside of the US with adult stem cells – dg)

via The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Stem Cells To Get Federal Funding.

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