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STEM CELLS HIT MAIN STREAM MEDIA!

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

STEM CELLS HIT MAIN STREAM MEDIA! 
On NBC tonight at 8pm EST!

The first stem cell generated windpipe was implanted in 2008.
Six long years later, the technique has been improved significantly and has hit main stream media. 

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“Macchiarini’s team began by collecting stem cells from Beyene’s bone marrow. Those cells were mixed with special growth factors and then poured onto a scaffold made from plastic — in fact, the very same plastic that is used to make soda bottles — which had been made to mimic the shape of a real windpipe.  In just a matter of days, the scaffold began to transform into an actual functioning windpipe.”

Some attack those pushing the boundaries, citing that the surgery is experimental and unproven.  But the Dr can’t stand by as patients die when he can do something about it and can’t ignore their pleas for a chance at the hope of recovery.  This is cutting edge of medicine and there are thousands of clinical trials and studies and 10s to 100s of thousands of patients treated, most outside of the US.  There are no guarantees.  There are always risks, even with rigorously tested pharmaceutical drugs and treatment protocols that have been used for decades.  But for chronic and terminal patients who are given no chance for recovery, experimental sounds like a pretty great option.

Historically, new treatments have always been met with resistance.

“Tom Starzl, when he started doing liver transplants, the first seven, eight, nine patients all died. Everybody said he was nuts, OK? Christian Barnard, when he started doing heart transplants, everyone threw rocks at him. This is how we’re going to treat diseases in the future and this is the start of it.”

Anything which pushes the envelop of contemporary knowledge will be rejected by those clinging to traditional concepts…but without pioneering doctors and even more pioneering patients, willing to take risks, medical protocols can not advance.  I salute the doctor and the patients who are the ground-breaking pioneers in the new land of regenerative medicine.  And what can their mutual risk do for the patient and millions to follow?

“One of Macchiarini’s most promising success stories is Claudia Castillo, a Spanish mother who is doing so well six years after her transplant that an increasing number of Macchiarini’s colleagues are beginning to see him in a new light.”

Thank you!

To watch the video and learn more:

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/leap-faith-desperate-patients-look-lab-grown-organs-n142036

PARENTHOOD, ASPERGER’s, ASSBURGER’s, RON HOWARD + STEM CELL TREATMENTS

In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on March 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

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“NBC’s new drama Parenthood by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. One of the core story lines involves a couple slowly realizing that their son has Asperger Syndrome. I was so convinced by the the 8 year old actors portrayal of a child with Asperger’s that I thought he must have the disorder himself.

It turns out that the shows executive producer Jason Katims is the father of a child with Asperger’s.

In interviews, he has said that he wanted to portray the disorder in as accurate a light as possible. He succeeded in a big way, not only by showing the quirks of a child struggling with an autism spectrum disorder, but by showing how his parents and extended family grapple with understanding and accepting.

NBC

If you missed the first episode, you can watch it here. The series is on NBC Tuesdays at 10pm.” VIA

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WHY NO STEM CELLS IN THE US (FOR AUTISM)? – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/why-no-stem-cells-in-the-us/

STEM CELLS FOR AUTISM – PROGRESS TO DATE – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/stem-cells-for-autism/

POTENTIAL OF STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR AUTISM – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/potential-of-stem-cell-treatments-for-autism/

TREATMENTS AVAILABLE TODAY – Asperger’s is an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  To see if you or your loved one might be a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy, click here: http://bit.ly/PATIENTQUESTIONNAIRE

ASPERGER, ASSBURGER…TOMATO, TOMAHTO – I was surprised to see how few people knew about asperger’s syndrome.  One of the top google searches today was for “ASSBURGER’S.” Both Asperger’s and Assburger’s continue to show up in the top ten searches in Google Trends this morning.   http://www.ksdk.com/news/watercooler/story.aspx?storyid=197605&catid=71

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NewsDesk:
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‘Parenthood’: Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen on their characters’ struggles
(From Zap2It – From Inside the Box. 9 March 2010, 2:58 PM, PST)
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘House,’ ‘Lost,’ ’24,’ and more!
(From EW.com – The Ausiello Files. 3 March 2010, 7:53 PM, PST)

Parenthood Cast:(Episode Cast overview, first billed only)

Peter Krause Adam Braverman
Lauren Graham Sarah Braverman
Dax Shepard Crosby Braverman
Erika Christensen Julia Graham
Monica Potter Kristina Braverman
Sam Jaeger Joel Graham
Joy Bryant Jasmine Trussell
Mae Whitman Amber Holt
Sarah Ramos Haddie Braverman
Miles Heizer Drew Holt
Max Burkholder Max Braverman
Savannah Paige Rae Sydney Graham
Bonnie Bedelia Camille Braverman
Craig T. Nelson Zeek Braverman
Marguerite Moreau Katie
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