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CHILD RECEIVES NEW STEM CELL TRACHEA

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on April 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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Two years ago, 11 year old Ciaran Finn-Lynch, became the world’s first child to receive new trachea.  Scientists/doctors used the child’s own stem cells to rebuild the airway in his body.  This is the really cool stuff because the public can wrap their heads around it and see a trachea in a dish, a nose growing on an arm, etc.  The next step in evolution of the public consciousness is to get them to understand…we can regrow and heal the organs which are already present in their own bodies, already damaged and in need of fixing…with stem cells from their own body.  I think this will be difficult as the home owner with the means will almost always go to the outside plumber or the super store and get a new piece of equipment to replace the old rather than pick up a wrench and fix what they have already.  Another byproduct of the disposable society we live in.  Homes, cars, washing machines and now organs are believed to have a limited life span.  When it breaks, just buy a new one.  – DG

Here’s the article from ScienceDaily:

Surgeons Transplant New Trachea Into Child Using His Own Stem Cells to Rebuild Airway

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100325114400.htm

Which was written based on materials from the University College of London release (what, you thought this was in the US?):

UCL surgeons perform revolutionary transplant operation

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1003/10031903

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Here’s the 2 year follow-up:

Stem-cell-based, tissue engineered tracheal replacement in a child: a 2-year follow-up study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22841419

And the human interest story coverage of the same:

Stunning Recovery for First Child to Get Stem Cell Trachea

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/stunning-recovery-child-stem-cell-trachea/story?id=16858771

VATICAN SUPPORTS STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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Vatican Conference Hopes to Promote Truth on Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 09:32 AM PDT
During today’s first session of the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference, scientists, doctors and patients had an opportunity to share not only the advances in adult stem cell research, but also the potential it has to transform modern day health ca…

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A Necessary Union Between Science and Faith

Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 07:01 AM PDT
A three day conference on adult stem cell research began today at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican City. The conference was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture, as well as NeoStem, one of the leading developers in the field of cellular therapy.

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Benefits of PRPs in Stem Cell Therapy

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on April 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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Here are the benefits of PRPs…

A few scientific studies:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819709/
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961203001145
  3. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/00207454.2012.742077
  4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1465324912000060
  5. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/2013/00000022/00000003/art00005
  6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcp.20391/full
  7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbm.b.32808/full

 

Anecdotal:

  1. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/jarvis-greens-adult-stem-cell-treatment-changed-his-life/
  2. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/prp-treatments-show-great-potential/

 

Background:

  1. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-1-hines-wards-incredible-receptionprior-to-the-superbowl/
  2. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-2-horses-and-humans/
  3. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-3-horsing-around-with-stem-cells/
  4. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-4-prp-science-a/
  5. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-5-prp-science-b/
  6. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-6-prp-vs-blood-doping/
  7. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/prp-part-7-regulating-prp-thrapy-in-sports/

 

Stem cells aid recovery from stroke

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Stem cells aid recovery from stroke
January 27, 2013 in Medical research
Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central‘s open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks.
Stem cell therapy holds promise for patients but there are many questions which need to be answered, regarding treatment protocols and which cell types to use. This research attempts to address some of these questions. Rats were treated intravenously with stem cells or saline 30 minutes after a stroke. At 24 hours after stroke the stem cell treated rats showed a better functional recovery. By two weeks these animals had near normal scores in the tests. This improvement was seen even though the stem cells did not appear to migrate to the damaged area of brain.
The treated rats also had higher levels of biomarkers implicated in brain repair including, the growth factor VEGF. A positive result was seen for both fat (adipose) and bone-marrow derived stem cells. Dr Exuperio Díez-Tejedor from La Paz University Hospital, explained, “Improved recovery was seen regardless of origin of the stem cells, which may increase the usefulness of this treatment in human trials. Adipose-derived cells in particular are abundant and easy to collect without invasive surgery.”

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-01-stem-cells-aid-recovery.html#jCp

 

STROKE RECOVERY IMPROVED THROUGH STEM CELLS

In ALL ARTICLES, SCIENCE & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on January 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Stem Cells Aid Recovery from Stroke, Study Suggests

Jan. 28, 2013 — Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks.

Stem cell therapy holds promise for patients but there are many questions which need to be answered, regarding treatment protocols and which cell types to use. This research attempts to address some of these questions.

Rats were treated intravenously with stem cells or saline 30 minutes after a stroke. At 24 hours after stroke the stem cell treated rats showed a better functional recovery. By two weeks these animals had near normal scores in the tests. This improvement was seen even though the stem cells did not appear to migrate to the damaged area of brain. The treated rats also had higher levels of biomarkers implicated in brain repair including, the growth factor VEGF.

A positive result was seen for both fat (adipose) and bone-marrow derived stem cells. Dr Exuperio Díez-Tejedor from La Paz University Hospital, explained, “Improved recovery was seen regardless of origin of the stem cells, which may increase the usefulness of this treatment in human trials. Adipose-derived cells in particular are abundant and easy to collect without invasive surgery.”  (sciencedaily.com)

 

“The ease of collection, and the ability to use “allogenic” cells from other rats rather than having to harvest the animal’s own cells and culture them, meant a treatment was available not weeks after a stroke, when the damage was done, but in this case minutes.

“From the viewpoint of clinical translation allogenic stem cells are attractive because they can be easily obtained from young healthy donors, amplified, and stored for immediate use when needed after a stroke.”  They suggested that it might be possible to overcome the risk of immune rejection of the donor cells in humans.”  (bbc.co.uk/news/health)

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In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on January 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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