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In ALL ARTICLES, BEST OF THE BEST, BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS, CATCH UP!, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on May 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

UPDATE: JUNE 13TH 

In the next step of what may become the most monumental piece of medical legislature,

THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS SIGNED HB 810!

HB 810 will be effective on 9/1/17  

I express virtually no surprise what so ever that there has been no media coverage of this.*  The only piece of confirming data I can find is on the Texas Legislature site and in articles written by the tireless and noble Patient Warriors, around the world, who have been fighting for their lives and for this for years.

 

HB-810
[original article below]
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Around the world, stem cells have been used for therapeutic application for decades, treating incurable illnesses, recovering terminal patients and improving qualities of life of untold numbers.  In some form or another, Rafael Nadal got them…along with Peyton Manning, Jarvis Greene, Kobe Bryant and Dana White and hundreds or thousands of other athletes and weekend warriors but mostly outside the US because they weren’t available here.
Sadly, we in the US were…a little slow…to get the message. Foolishly allowing ourselves to get embroiled in the distracting political, financial and religious controversies; we have not been allowed to treat our sick and dying. Tragically, listening to the uninformed who said: “they are unproven!” despite thousands of studies and trials from around the world, the US stuck to our guns and enjoyed some of the worst medical care in the world.  I wrote this in 2010:
“We are in fact about 8 years behind most of the developed world in stem cell research. The WHO ranks our health system at 37th, our life expectancy is 30th in the world, infant mortality is 34th in the world and this is all with our Health Expenditures as a % of GDP being almost the highest in the world (we are ranked #2).”
Like many before and after him, Gov Perry made some in roads in 2012 but hit the wall of American “backward thinking.” https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/texas-oks-experimental-stem-cell-therapy-limits-questions/
Now, Texas, House Bill 810 amended the bill which was “relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense,” and passed the Senate, unanimously.
STEM CELLS FOR SCLERODERMA
This is the bill now:

The bill is on its way to the Governor’s office for signature. This has been a LONG time coming.

A hearty congratulations goes out especially to the tireless patient advocates/patient warriors who said: “no more!” and threw off the yoke of servitude to a medical system which no longer served their self-interests. Their efforts and those of many, many others have inexorably, infinitesimally, pushed the needle over time against multiple immovable objects.

What happens next?  There will be chaos, turmoil and scrambling.  There will be resistance and bad mouthing and nay saying…and in the end, Texas industry will likely generate billions in revenue, treat the un-treatable, recover the unrecoverable, extend the lives of those told to get their affairs in order and become THE center of regenerative medical innovation in the US, if not, the world.

 

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I now see that there was media coverage; we just apparently beat them all to the punch.  I am more than pleased that this advance is getting mass media coverage!

Stem Cell Therapy Becomes Law in Texas – Hawaii News Now … 2 hours ago – LA JOLLA, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — House Bill (HB 810) on stem celltherapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in …

Health Care – FOX5 Vegas – KVVU  17 mins ago – House Bill (HB 810) on stem cell therapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in Texas will now have access to this “Right to Try” …

Health Care – WDRB 41 Louisville News  36 mins ago – House Bill (HB 810) on stem cell therapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in Texas will now have access to this “Right to Try” …

Stem Cell Therapy Becomes Law in Texas – WorldNews  3 hours ago – LA JOLLA, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — House Bill (HB 810) on stem celltherapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in …

– TiGenix Launches Global Phase III Trial for Cx601 (EN – NL – ES …45 mins ago – LA JOLLA, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — House Bill (HB 810) on stem celltherapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in …

TiGenix announces final equity payment for cardiac platform …  41 mins ago – LA JOLLA, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — House Bill (HB 810) on stem celltherapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in …

Hope for Gabe Foundation Races Across America to Bring Awareness …   50 mins ago – LA JOLLA, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — House Bill (HB 810) on stem celltherapy has passed in the Texas state legislature and become law. Patients in …

 

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PIONEERING??? Heart Study

In ALL ARTICLES, CATCH UP!, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

This makes me crazy.  Thousands, maybe tens of thousands treated to date successfully with studies going back to 2002 and they call this brand new study pioneering?  Consider the triple blind study protocol used:

  • 1/3 RECEIVE NOTHING AT ALL
  • 1/3 RECEIVE A PLACEBO
  • 1/3 RECEIVE STEM CELLS

The odds are not in his favor to even get the treatment.  It’s time to catch up to the rest of the world. – DG

DeBary man takes part in pioneering stem cell study

Dr. David Henderson, left, talks to his patient Robert Anderson, 64, of DeBary recently at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Anderson is participating in a clinical research trial that uses a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate cardiovascular tissue. He was the first patient to enroll in the clinical study that started in December at Cardiology Research Associates of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

News-Journal/STEVEN NOTARAS

By
STAFF WRITER
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 5:41 p.m.

DAYTONA BEACH — At 44, Robert Anderson’s career as a chemical engineer was cut short due to pain in his chest and jaw.

A few years earlier doctors had performed bypass surgery on Anderson to repair the deteriorating muscle around his heart. Like 850,000 Americans, Anderson suffers from angina, which causes chest discomfort due to coronary heart disease.

But the surgery was a temporary fix for Anderson, whose diabetes worsened his heart condition. As the pain in his jaw and chest increased when he walked, the DeBary resident was forced into early retirement.

For the past 20 years, Anderson’s life has been limited by his heart condition, which has only worsened.

With no surgical options left, Anderson is hoping his participation in a clinical research trial that uses a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate cardiovascular tissue will improve his quality of life. Some patients taking part in the study also were injected with a placebo…

Patient’s own stem cells help heal heart, early research shows – CNN.com

In CATCH UP!, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 14, 2012 at 3:27 am

7 long years.

It has taken 7 years for the US medical system to CATCH UP to the rest of the world.  This article, though pro-adult stem cell, uses the same tired, B.S. lines like:

“This is the first instance of therapeutic regeneration”

This article blatantly ignores the thousands of of studies, trials and patients successfully treated over the last 7 years.  Sadly, we won’t see stem cell treatments readily, commonly and commercially available in the US for a long time. 

Many people will offer comments on these developments…

The uninformed will say: “first time ever!”

The optimists will say: “better late than never”

The realists will say: “10 years before US patients will have access to these treatments”

The families of those who have died over the past 7 years will say: “if only the US woke up sooner”

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Stem cell treatments are available NOW outside of the United States at some of the most modern and advanced hospitals and clinics in the world.  Maybe, just maybe, the families of those who WILL die from heart disease over the NEXT 10 years will say:

“NOW is the time to go where they have been treating heart disease with stem cells for over half a decade”

For info on CURRENTLY AVAILABLE stem cell treatments for heart disease:

http://bit.ly/stemcellsnow

For more info and the HISTORY of stem cells for heart disease :

https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/heart-disease-treatment/

Patient's own stem cells help heal heart, early research shows

Patient’s own stem cells help heal heart, early research shows

A patient’s own heart cells can be used to regrow new heart tissue and help undo damage caused by a heart attack, according to early research published on Monday.

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were able to treat 17 heart attack patients with cells grown from their own heart tissue and not only show the procedure was safe, but also that the cells can help reduce scarring and even cause new heart muscle to grow.

When a person suffers a heart attack, he or she is often left with huge areas of scarring in the heart. Scarred heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it used to, putting stress on other parts of the heart to make up for the deficit. The damaged area also doesn’t conduct electric current as well, leading to an abnormal heart rhythm, which can cause more problems. Heart attack patients often go on to develop heart failure.

“This is the first instance of therapeutic regeneration,” says Dr. Eduardo Marbán, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He says while nature abounds with examples of spontaneous regeneration of limbs or tissues – like a salamander’s new tail or a human liver regrowing to full size if partially damaged – doctors have not been able to help patients regrow heart tissue. This could change in the future if larger clinical trials and longer patient outcomes confirm the results of this early research published Monday in the journal The Lancet.  Marbán and his colleagues first presented this research at an American Heart Association conference in November…

Patient’s own stem cells help heal heart, early research shows – – CNN.com Blogs.

WAKE UP! You have already wasted $3 Billion + 6 years with ZERO treatments!

In CATCH UP! on November 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Waking up from a long sleep (you):

Your eyes open, you stretch your arms to the ceiling, rub sleep out of your eyes, look around, the smell of coffee hits your nose, you run a clawed hand through your tousled bed head…these are your waking up moments.  We know them, they are clear.

Waking up from a long sleep (USA):

Here are some other waking up moments in the world of “Stem Cells in the USA” that should be as clear but for some reason are not.

1.  While there are hundreds of ADULT stem cell treatments available around the world today; California works on producing Stem Cell Treatments from Embryonic stem cells with $3 BILLION dollars over the course of 6 years and produces ZERO treatments.

2.  California asks for another $3 BILLION dollars while scientists (as quoted from THIS article) all realize: “marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…”

3.  Embryonic stem cells can cause cysts and tumors that can become cancerous and require immunosuppressive drugs but US scientists are trying to turn them into disease fighting products (while other safer alternatives with a long history of success are available).  What is a good incendiary offensive analogy?  Hmmm…something very powerful that can be used to do something other than what they are biologically intended for.  How about this…Guns!  Guns are powerful and they also can be used as…toys for children.  They promote healthy bones and muscle development because they weigh a lot and they are virtually indestructible so they can be passed down generation to generation, child to grand child.  Sorry guys, for my money, child’s health and just cause it makes sense; I’ll stick with Tonka and Playstation. [wow, controversial statement.  That statement is like using a shotgun as a flyswatter…wait! damn.  Shotgun for a flyswatter…that IS the perfect analogy for embryonic stem cells!]

4.  But they are waking up…Medical tourism in the USA is a huge industry.  Patients are fleeing sub-standard medical care in the USA for other countries with both better health care and available ADULT stem cell and cancer treatments that the USA will not even looking at much less making available to her dying patients.  Sub standard? Yes…

the world health organization ranks the quality of US health care at 37th out of 190 countries!!! Our health care is worse than Portugal, Columbia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Morocco and Dominica…and only slightly better than Slovenia and CUba! http:…//www.photius.com/rankings/h ealthranks.html

We are ranked 24th in life expectancy, ranked 23rd in doctors per 1,000 people and yet we spend more on health than any place in the world except for a tiny island with 64,000 people (basically, they built a hospital and that skewed the numbers) and lastly our infant mortality is 7 infants <1 yr old per 1,000 which ranks us equal to these meccas of health care – South Korea, Guamv Lithuania, Croatia and Cuba.

CONCLUSION:

There are safe and effective adult stem cell and cancer treatments available today around the world at ~$25-35 grand per.  Ask me, I’ll tell you where, free of charge.

The US spent $3 Bil and 6 years and will spend $3 Bil more and X more years with no beneficial results.  What’s the definition of insanity again?  Doing the same thing over and over despite the results not changing?

They will kill hundreds or thousands in embryonic stem cell clinical trials through direct application or just because they are giving people hope in a trial with a product that does not work and not even treating 1/2 to 2/3 of the patients in the trial and worse; misdirecting them by sending them down a path with no cure when the alternate path (adult stem cells) already exists,  treats and benefits over 130+ diseases.

But there is something fairly positive that happened here.  I believe this is the FIRST time anywhere in any MAJOR US media source that they actually admitted that – treatments from Embryonic Stem Cells are NOT the miracle cure waiting JUST AROUND THE CORNER (as they have been screaming from the rooftops for over half a decade):

“marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…”

Wow, I’m glad you are finally changing your story to face reality.  SO what’s the rough math?  Let’s see, $3 billion every 6 years, “decades” is probably 50 years but at least 20 years, that’s at least 3 times $3 billion =

20 years plus $9 billion to build a better [WORSE!] “shotgun flyswatter”.

So I guess the question is:

Do you want our country to spend $9 billion dollars more and wait 20 years more, for a total of $12 billion and a quarter century, with people dying every day from diseases considered incurable in the USA when there is something better and safer, with none of the side effects, none of the controversy, none of problems, that you can get right now?  Think before you answer.

Your life and the life of your loved one may depend on it!

Take care people!

“If you can’t be healthy; please, be smart about your health!”

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State’s stem cell agency seeks more time, money

After six years, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has faced questions about leaders’ pay and the lack of medical breakthroughs. But its chairman plans to ask voters for another $3 billion in bonds.

By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times

November 22, 2010

When millionaire Silicon Valley real estate developer Bob Klein launched his ballot drive to create a $3-billion state fund for stem-cell research in 2004, he pitched it as a way of taking politics out of science and focusing on cures. One particularly heartbreaking campaign ad showed former big screen Superman Christopher Reeve paralyzed in a wheelchair, struggling for breath and imploring California voters to “stand up for those who can’t.”

Next month, Klein’s six-year term as chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine expires. Under his stewardship, the agency has funded research leading to hundreds of scientific papers, but scientists say marketable therapies for maladies such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord damage promised during the campaign remain years, if not decades, away…

via State government: The state’s stem cell agency seeks more time, money – latimes.com.

US is #1 in Stem Cell Research! …sort of…

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS, CATCH UP! on April 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

We are #1!

With the release of new lines of embryonic stem cells, the US may reclaim their title as #1!  But #1 in what regard? Consumption of stem cells?  Not quite…

Consumption of embryonic stem cells?  Well, yes…but…

We are really only the leader in “consumption of embryonic stem cells used for research”.  But there is a reason for this.  Many countries have tried to research embryonic stem cells for treatment, for a decade or more, with full governmental and fiduciary support and then…given up.  Embryonic stem cells bring with them transplant rejection issues and grow into tumors and cysts.

We are in fact about 8 years behind most of the developed world in adult stem cell research; the only stem cells that have over half a decade of proven safety and efficacy.  So hooray for us!

What else are we #1 in?

We are the…

  • #1 consumer of the stem cells that have shown the least potential for treatment (embryonic)!
  • #1 consumer of environmentally damaging and war causing oil!
  • #1 consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana!

Here’s an idea, snarky as it may be…
What do you say we load up an SUV with cocaine and heroin, have a slammin party, OD on drugs and die young!  We might as well cause embryonic stem cells won’t produce cures for diseases anytime soon!

Not a bad idea, at least we could go out with a bang…If only we could afford it.

Our country’s bank account is more than $-568,800,000,000 ranking us 188th in the world.  Not to worry, we still have a good chance of dying before needing stem cells.  The WHO ranks our health system at 37th, our life expectancy is 30th in the world, infant mortality is 34th in the world and this is all with our Health Expenditures as a % of GDP being almost the highest in the world (we are ranked #2).   Now that’s money well spent.

And we’ll all probably be shot soon anyway.  We are ranked 78th in intentional homicides (and in this category, #1 is good).

HOORAY FOR THE U.S.A.! What’s not to love? – dg

NIH Director Promotes Politics Over Adult Stem Cell Research, Sound Science

In CATCH UP! on January 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm

NIH Director Promotes Politics Over Adult Stem Cell Research, Sound Science

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor, January 4, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a new opinion column appearing the magazine Science, NIH director Francis Collins appears to put politics over science. In a list of five “opportunities for research,” Collins promotes embryonic stem cell research but ignores the adult variety already helping patients.

In the column, Collins says it is “appropriate to identify areas of particular promise” where NIH can help fund the work of scientists and researchers in “areas that are ripe for major advances that could reap substantial downstream benefits.”

“Yet when discussing stem cell research and Translational Medicine, there is no mention whatsoever of pushing ahead with developing more adult stem cell treatments, already shown effective for patients,” notes Family Research Council fellow Dr. David Prentice. “Instead, the emphasis is all on embryonic stem cells and the embryonic-like iPS cells.”

Collins promotes the first human protocol (for spinal cord injury) involving human embryonic stem cells and says it was approved by the FDA in 2009. The NIH director says “the opening up of federal support for hESC research will bring many investigators into this field.” Collins also spends time touting iPSCs even while admitting “much work remains to be done to investigate possible risks.”

While pro-life advocates share the excitement about induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), they note that significant hurdles have not been overcome that would bring it to the level of adult stem cells — that are helping patients today battle more than 100 different diseases and condition.

Prentice, a former Indiana State University biology professor, says “Collins continues to pump the [Obama] Administration line on stem cells, emphasizing embryonic stem cells and completely ignoring the only stem cells helping patients now — adult stem cells.”

“This is not the first time Collins has seemed ignorant of adult stem cell successes. But it is still disappointing to see the emphasis on political science instead of putting the patients first,” Prentice says.

In a previous interview with the New England Journal of Medicine, Francis Collins talks about the number of “stem cell” clinical trials. The “one clinical trial” Collins refers to is the one embryonic stem cell experiment with patients that is out there. And it is indeed on hold. But there are at least 2,000 clinical trials for Adult Stem Cells,” Prentice says. “By the way, there are quite a few done on the NIH campus itself.”

via NIH Director Promotes Politics Over Adult Stem Cell Research, Sound Science.

Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research

In CATCH UP! on January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research

By Joe Palca, NPR – December 28, 2009

Some say they hold the potential for medical miracles. Others claim they are a moral abomination. Either way, human embryonic stem cells captured headlines during the past decade in a way few areas of scientific research have before…

via Reflecting On A Decade Of Stem Cell Research | KPBS.org.

The focus of this article is all wrong.  While Embryonic Stem Cells may have potential for unknown results from research 20-50 years in future (as established by some of the top embryonic, stem cell and cloning researchers…and the director of NIH)…in fact, researchers still haven’t even mitigated the basic scientific problems inherent in the utilization of Embryonic Stem Cells in treatments…mainly tumors and rejection.

Meanwhile, around the world, the potential for treatment has ALREADY BEEN REALIZED in Adult or Repair Stem Cells.  Over 100 diseases in hundreds if not thousands of patients have already been treated successfully including HEART DISEASE, CEREBRAL PALSY, DIABETES, PAD/AMPUTATION, STROKE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and more. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/do-stem-cell-treatments-work/

As for Max’s statement: “America once paved the way for such innovations but now we are lacking in almost every field; sustainable energy, data infrastructure, public transport. Do not let stem cells be the next failure of our time”…

Max, I share your position 100% but I’m afraid that ship has sailed long ago.  The US, already years behind most of the world in regard to Stem Cell research FOR TREATMENTS of our millions of ill patients, is still losing ground.  https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/screw-the-embryos-they%e2%80%99re-irrelevant/

Imagine this scenario.  A patient comes back from Repair Stem Cell treatment oversees and is already seeing improvements when she and her spouse got off of the plane.  Her husband says: “I’m so glad we’re back and you’re feeling better.”  She responds:  “Yeah, I love America! It’s a great place to live…it’s just a bad place to get sick.”

CATCH UP!! – US HEART TRIAL YEARS BEHIND

In CATCH UP! on November 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm

THE LATEST B.S. ARTICLE FOR YOU TO LAUGH AT.  I MEAN REALLY, IT’S GETTING RIDICULOUS ALREADY. YOU CAN NOT CITE SOMETHING AS THE “first evidence” WHEN THERE IS ALMOST A DECADE OF SOLID RESEARCH THAT PREDATES IT.  FOR PETE’S SAKE, THERE’S EVEN A CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT ADULT STEM CELLS TREATING HEART DISEASE – • SUPER STEMMYS – DORIS & THE SUPERCELLS!  –   https://www.createspace.com/3391680

THE TIMELINE FOR STEM CELLS VS HEART DISEASE IS BELOW AND HERE ARE SOME HUMOROUS  STATS:

Google the title as keywords [Your Own Stem Cells Can Treat Heart Disease] and you get over 7 million hits…And this is first evidence?!

Google the title as a complete sentence Your Own Stem Cells Can Treat Heart Disease” and you get over 148,000 hits…And this is first evidence?!

Your Own Stem Cells Can Treat Heart Disease -November 17, 2009 | Research – By Marla Paul
 
Transplanting people’s own stem cells into heart lessens pain, improves ability to walk
 
CHICAGO — The largest national stem cell study for heart disease showed the first evidence that transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of subjects with severe angina results in less pain and an improved ability to walk. The transplant subjects also experienced fewer deaths than those who didn’t receive stem cells.


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THIS IS YEARS BEHIND!! HERE’S WHY:

“First came a year or two of (repair stem cell/cardiac) animal tests, then, in Paris, 2000, doctors gave a dying 70-year-old heart patient bone marrow cells and he lived four years, at which time the doctors ‘fessed up and released his name.

In 2001, USA pioneer Warren Sherman, MD (Columbia U, Mt. Sinai NY Hosp) went to Rotterdam and became the first American to implant ASC into a human heart. However, if you can believe it, the same Sherman, calls those that have taken forward what he did eight years ago, “snake oil salesmen.”

In 2002, a very daring clinical trial led by Dr. Hans Dohmann plus six colleagues in Brazil took 21 transplant candidates and gave 14 of them bone marrow cells. The results were so spectacular that the AHA accepted the paper and it was presented in 2003. Five of the seven in the control group opted in to make a total of 19 stem cell transplants. The mortality rate for transplant candidates is about 35% per year. At that rate there would be, of those 19, only 2.2 patients still alive after five years. There were, in fact, 12 alive as of Dec. 31, 2007; more than five years down the road.

In 2003, Dr. Andreas Zeiher of the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt began much larger trials. As of 2007, he has overseen more ASC implants into hearts than anyone, both in and out of clinical trials.

In 2004, Dr. Amit Patel of Pittsburgh completed two of the most successful trials ever, especially when, in Uruguay, he proved, on a group of ischemic heart failure patients, that a bypass plus cells was infinitely better than a bypass only. That same year, TheraVitae, in Israel, developed a new, powerful blood-derived stem cell and dared to treat the sickest patients no clinical trial would consider.

Also in 2004, one of the Brazilians, Dr. Perin, came to Texas and used the Brazil results to get the first ASC heart clinical trial approved by the FDA. Over a dozen such approvals were granted in the next 12-18 months.

Meanwhile, around the world, while USA stem cell research remains mired in politics instead of science, ASC advances in virtually every sector of medicine are rocketing forward without any sign of letting up.

In 2005, Drs. Vina & Saslavsky in Argentina completed the very first successful diabetes2 stem cell clinical trial in the world: 13 out of 16 successfully cured. Spinal problems and emphysema and renal failure and cirrhosis of the liver treatments will be moving to the forefront in 2008-9. (Yes, but mostly in China and elsewhere, while Americans die with those diseases without a chance of help from their “doctors.”

AND MORE:

More info on heart disease and stem cells treatment: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/heart-disease-asc-a-brief-history/

Patients are being treated all over the world today with years of research and clinical trials behind the procedures.  For more information, go to: TREATMENT INFO NOW

CATCH UP! – Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury

In CATCH UP! on October 29, 2009 at 3:28 am

The USA is so far behind the rest of the world it scares me.  The lungs are the greediest of all of the organs in the body for stem cells.  ALI, COPD, etc have been treated around the world with adult stem cells for a long time now.  There was even a clinical trial in Dresden on 86 human patients   –

“Acute Lung Injury After Allogeneic Transplantation – Diagnosis and Early Treatment”

Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: December 2001
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

…and the US is just barely putting a toe in the water with mouse studies? It’s time to CATCH UP!

-DG

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Lungs

Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury

ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can prevent acute lung injury in a mouse model of the disease.

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Their results are reported online in the October issue of the journal Stem Cells.

Acute lung injury (ALI) is responsible for an estimated 74,500 deaths in the U.S. each year. ALI can be caused by any major inflammation or injury to the lungs and is a major cause of death in patients in hospital ICUs. There is no effective drug treatment…

Except for adult stem cell treatments outside the US which you can find here – TREATMENT INFO NOW

via Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury.

CATCH UP!! – US Cardiac Stem Cell Trial is years behind

In CATCH UP! on October 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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“UCSF Medical Center (has)begun enrollment for an early-stage clinical trial…(using) adult stem cell therapy for patients who have just experienced their first acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack.”

THIS IS YEARS BEHIND!! HERE’S WHY:

“First came a year or two of (repair stem cell/cardiac) animal tests, then, in Paris, 2000, doctors gave a dying 70-year-old heart patient bone marrow cells and he lived four years, at which time the doctors ‘fessed up and released his name.

In 2001, USA pioneer Warren Sherman, MD (Columbia U, Mt. Sinai NY Hosp) went to Rotterdam and became the first American to implant ASC into a human heart. However, if you can believe it, the same Sherman, calls those that have taken forward what he did eight years ago, “snake oil salesmen.”

In 2002, a very daring clinical trial led by Dr. Hans Dohmann plus six colleagues in Brazil took 21 transplant candidates and gave 14 of them bone marrow cells. The results were so spectacular that the AHA accepted the paper and it was presented in 2003. Five of the seven in the control group opted in to make a total of 19 stem cell transplants. The mortality rate for transplant candidates is about 35% per year. At that rate there would be, of those 19, only 2.2 patients still alive after five years. There were, in fact, 12 alive as of Dec. 31, 2007; more than five years down the road.

In 2003, Dr. Andreas Zeiher of the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt began much larger trials. As of 2007, he has overseen more ASC implants into hearts than anyone, both in and out of clinical trials.

In 2004, Dr. Amit Patel of Pittsburgh completed two of the most successful trials ever, especially when, in Uruguay, he proved, on a group of ischemic heart failure patients, that a bypass plus cells was infinitely better than a bypass only. That same year, TheraVitae, in Israel, developed a new, powerful blood-derived stem cell and dared to treat the sickest patients no clinical trial would consider.

Also in 2004, one of the Brazilians, Dr. Perin, came to Texas and used the Brazil results to get the first ASC heart clinical trial approved by the FDA. Over a dozen such approvals were granted in the next 12-18 months.

Meanwhile, around the world, while USA stem cell research remains mired in politics instead of science, ASC advances in virtually every sector of medicine are rocketing forward without any sign of letting up.

In 2005, Drs. Vina & Saslavsky in Argentina completed the very first successful diabetes2 stem cell clinical trial in the world: 13 out of 16 successfully cured. Spinal problems and emphysema and renal failure and cirrhosis of the liver treatments will be moving to the forefront in 2008-9. (Yes, but mostly in China and elsewhere, while Americans die with those diseases without a chance of help from their “doctors.”

AND MORE:

More info on heart disease and stem cells treatment: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/heart-disease-asc-a-brief-history/

Patients are being treated all over the world today with years of research and clinical trials behind the procedures.

Excerpt from the original YEARS BEHIND article:

Cardiac Stem Cell Trial Seeks To Treat Some Heart Attack Patients

Monday, October 05, 2009

Researchers at UCSF Medical Center have begun enrollment for an early-stage clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an adult stem cell therapy for patients who have just experienced their first acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. The trial is part of a multi-center national study.

The cells used, known as mesenchymal stem cells, were obtained from the bone marrow of healthy adult donors. Depending on their location in the body, mesenchymal stem cells give rise to bone, cartilage, fat, muscle and connective tissue.

The experimental therapy is intended to combat the symptoms related to heart damage that continue to develop following a heart attack, including low pumping capacity, inflammation and increased scar tissue.

via Cardiac Stem Cell Trial Seeks To Treat Some Heart Attack Patients – The Philadelphia Bulletin.

 

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