Posts Tagged ‘stem cells’



The potential of stem cells to regrow and/or prevent the deterioration of muscle and bone cells over time when subjected to zero gravity has garnered an enormous amount of interest from NASA and the entire space travel industry.   This has lead NASA to send stem cells into space to be researched in low or zero gravity on the space station.   The findings are extraordinary.  “The team discovered that 64 percent of the proteins found in the stem cells grown in simulated microgravity were not in control samples. In particular, the bioreactor cells contained several proteins involved in the breakdown of bone and in the regulation of calcium, neither type of which were found in stem cells grown in regular, Earth gravity.” 

We’ve know for some time that stem cells are smart and capable of:

  • differentiating into whatever cell types are needed without direction
  • growing every cell in a heart and organizing those cells perfectly into where they need to be
  • retro-differentiate into other cell types after finishing work on a particular organ or tissue type
  • traveling back through the umbilical cord from fetus in womb to mother with heart disease to aid the mother in the healing process
  • and many more incredible capabilities

But those actions took place in the patient’s body where the stem cells are able to read the needs of the body with the help of  numerous cues, messenger cells and the entire physiological road map of the patient to guide them.   Essentially, they have an awesome GPS system and just have to follow the directions they are given on roads the GPS “knows” very well.  Conversely, the astro-stem cells (stem cell-nauts?) are able to grow better in space than on earth and to grow with “space relevant capabilities.”  This is incredible.  Imagine going to space for the first time and knowing intrinsically what to do and further, knowing what to do to help your host body better survive and thrive in the conditions of space.  The astro-stem cells are taking cues from their external environment from factors they have never even been exposed to (unless you adhere to the ancient aliens theories) and modifying their proteins and genetic make up to accommodate for the difference in gravity.

What else can they do? If we assume the stem cells will react to the external cues as well as the internal cues, what other factors will they respond to?  We know they grow better in space and in a hyperbaric chamber; what type of response would they have to being underground, on the ocean or under it (long submarine voyages or sub-oceanic colonization), in the dark (increased optic nerve proliferation?), in radioactive areas (radiation resistance)?  Time will tell.  I would say the sky is the limit but apparently, it’s not.

Are we witnessing evolution?
evo·lu·tion  noun \ˌe-və-ˈlü-shən, ˌē-və-\ biology : a theory that the differences between modern plants and animals are because of changes that happened by a natural process over a very long time.  the process by which changes in plants and animals happen over time, a process of slow change and development

No.  Not evolution.  This is faster than the classic definition of evolution.  This is accelerated and positive mutation as a response to external and internal environmental factors.   This is…adaption, rapid adaption…”  Lending support to my analogy that stem cells are born Marines because “Marines are taught to adapt, improvise, overcome…” via

…and the line between science fiction and science reality grows ever thinner.
– David


Growing stem cells in space: Medicine’s next big thing

“When challenged by microgravity, living organisms’ genes can ‘turn on,’ transforming growth. Scientists at Zero Gravity Solutions work to direct cells toward healthier, hardier strains. It’s not genetic engineering, but accelerated hybridization.” via http://www.space.com/21885-stem-cells-in-space-can-solve-plant-and-animal-problems-video.html

March 31, 2014
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Currently, treatments for hemorrhagic stroke aim to control swelling but not regeneration of the damaged tissue. Now, researchers are using an out of this world idea to help stroke survivors. Video provided by Ivanhoe



Welcome to the CASIS Request for Proposals

The Impact of Microgravity on Fundamental Stem Cell Properties:

A Call for Spaceflight and Ground-Based Experiments

– See more at: http://www.iss-casis.org/Opportunities/Solicitations/RFPStemCellsResearch.aspx#sthash.Y6sDtvQa.dpuf

Welcome to the CASIS Request for Proposals

The Impact of Microgravity on Fundamental Stem Cell Properties:

A Call for Spaceflight and Ground-Based Experiments

– See more at: http://www.iss-casis.org/Opportunities/Solicitations/RFPStemCellsResearch.aspx#sthash.Y6sDtvQa.dpuf


Recovery From Multiple Sclerosis By Growth Factor In Stem Cells

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm


Recovery From Multiple Sclerosis By Growth Factor In Stem Cells

Multiple Sclerosis and stem cells – need more info?


In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on October 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

The debate ended 2.5 years ago but the battle still wages on! SO much has changed in 2.5 years  yet so much remains the same. 

The world has embraced the knowledge that adult stem cells can treat almost anything with safety and success but nobody in the USA knows about it because they are not available here and considered “unapproved by the FDA.”

Maybe we can enlist the “Occupy Wall Street” peeps to make some huge needed changes in our health care and available treatments.  – David

Originally from: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/oprah-michael-j-fox-dr-mehmet-oz-the-stem-cell-debate-is-over/

The Stem Cell Debate Is Over! ...sort of...

The Wisdom of Oz

Visualize the surreal image of Oprah Winfrey, Michael J Fox and Dr. Mehmet Oz, wearing purple surgical gloves, sitting on stage around a human brain. Dr. Oz explains the absence of Nigro-Striatal Neurons in the brain of Parkinson’s patients while lifting out partially dissected chunks of brain and placing them into Michael’s shaking hand.

The camera zooms in as Dr. Oz steadies Michael’s hand in his. Dr. Oz weaves an intimidating, steel needle between Michael’s gloved and trembling fingers and illustrates the procedure for injecting stem cells into the brain by plunging it both into and through the quivering cerebellum. Michael’s legs spasm and contort and my stomach clenches empathetically with what I sense is Michael’s extreme discomfort, but is really a symptom of his condition.

And yet, NOTHING could have prepared me for what happened next as Dr. Oz, unbelievably and without prelude or warning, makes the stunning statement:
“I think, Oprah, the stem cell debate is dead.”

“The problem with embryonic stem cells is that embryonic stem cells come from embryos, like all of us are made from embryos, and those cells can become any cell in the body, but it’s very hard to control them and so they can become cancer.”

While astonished by his public announcement, I soon began to wonder: “why did Dr Oz only briefly allude to the potential of iPS cells and the proven benefits of adult stem cell treatments?” And then it became clear.

Dr Oz recognizes that the average person on an American street is led to believe, “a stem cell is an embryo is a stem cell”. Due to years of misleading media saturation, as far most Americans know, there are no other stem cells besides embryonic. Walk down the street and ask someone “what is an adult stem cell…what is an iPS cell”, and your inquiries will surely be met by blank stares.

So in retrospect, what Oz DID do, was truly…amazing.

Shunning the history of the love/hate affair Americans have with Embryonic stem cell research and ignoring the majority of US media over the past 5 years, the decrees of President Obama’s funding policies, the positions of the FDA and AMA and the fruitless decade long public pursuit of embryonic cures undertaken by Michael J Fox (with the benevolent and optimistic spirit of Christopher Reeve hovering over him) and before the bewildered eyes of Michael, Oprah and ~7.2 million viewers, Dr Mehmet Oz nailed the coffin shut on ESC treatments:
“I think, Oprah, the stem cell debate is dead.”

With this one simple statement on national TV, Dr Oz has taken the first step towards educating the American public about the current insurmountable limitations of embryonic stem cells and cracked open the door to the American collective mind-set regarding the potential of iPS cells and the reality that Repair stem cells (RSC) have been treating diseases around the world successfully for a decade. Despite the fact that thousands of American doctors refer to RSC as “snake oil,” more and more American patients are realizing that the US medical system is faltering, dated and just not working while the greatest medicine the world has ever seen is available just beyond the borders of their own country.

The seeds planted by Dr Oz will take a long time to find purchase in the collective American mind-set. There is too much embryonic momentum, media and drama, and America loves drama. Embryonic stem cells will not go away and like Romeo and Juliet, this love/hate affair may have to run its course for most, despite Dr Oz stealing the “distilled liquor” and Romeo’s poison and dagger in an attempt to avoid all of the deaths at the end of this play.

To read more about this grim fairy tale: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/a-grim-fairy-tale-americas-doomed-love-affair-with-embryonic-stem-cell-research-intro-the-romance-is-an-illusion/

One step at a time we will climb this mountain and slowly open American eyes to improve their knowledge of treatment options so all can intelligently exercise the freedom of choice in their individual medical care. One inch at a time, Oz wisely created a pathway to an amazing new world of available medical treatments for what were previously believed to be incurable diseases and are in fact treating patients successfully around the world.

Dr Oz took this first step and it was a HUGE first step!

So from where I am sitting, I would like to express my heartfelt and sincerest appreciation for Dr Oz’s bravery, statements and actions. Thank you, Dr. Oz and thank you Oprah; for allowing this sage doctor the forum to break the walls restricting millions of Americans from the knowledge of the medical treatment options they so unquestionably deserve.

Here is the actual transcript based on my ears and fingers and a lot of patient rewinding:

“I think, Oprah, the stem cell debate is dead.”

“The problem with embryonic stem cells is that embryonic stem cells come from embryos, like all of us are made from embryos, and those cells can become any cell in the body, but it’s very hard to control them and so they can become cancer.”

“I can take a little bit of your skin, take those cells, get them to go back in time so they are like they were when you were first made, and then they will start to make that dopamine & I think those cells, because they won’t be as prone to cancer & because they’re your genes will be the ones that are ultimately used to cure Parkinsons.”

“I think we are single digit years away from making a big impact in the lives of Parkinson’s disease but also diabetics, heart disease, people who have had a lot of problems.”

To see the original video: http://www.oprah.com/media/20090319-tows-dr-oz-brain

Bristol-Myers, Stem Cells, Facebook: Intellectual Property

In ALL ARTICLES on October 20, 2011 at 12:04 am

While most people will read this and discuss the use of embryos in heated voices and others will discuss the effects on science (both important discussions to have), I see only one result from this.  The European Union has set a precedent which, if copied in other countries, will absolutely force pharmacuetical companies to make patentable drugs out of embryonic stem cells instead of using adult stem cells which have a long history of safety and efficacy.  Which countries are in the European Union?

Member states of the EU (year of entry)

And btw, there are also a LOT of pharma companies headquartered in the European Union…

Rank[30] Company Country Total Revenues (USD millions) Healthcare R&D 2008 (USD millions) Net income/ (loss) 2008 (USD millions) Employees 2008
1 Pfizer[33] (with Wyeth[34]) United States 70,696 11,318 14,111 137,127
2 Johnson & Johnson United States 63,747 NA 10,576 119,200
3 Hoffmann–La Roche Switzerland 43,970 NA 8,135 78,604
4 Novartis Switzerland 41,460 NA 11,946 98,200
5 GlaxoSmithKline United Kingdom 40,424 6,373 10,432 103,483
6 Sanofi-Aventis France 40,328 NA 7,204 99,495
7 AstraZeneca United Kingdom 31,601 NA 5,959 67,400
8 Abbott Laboratories[35] United States 29,527 2,688 4,880 68,697
9 Merck & Co. United States 23,850 4,678 7,808 74,372
10 Bristol-Myers Squibb United States 19,977 NA 2,165 42,000
11 Eli Lilly and Company United States 18,634 NA 2,953 40,600
12 Boehringer Ingelheim Germany 16,959 1,977 2,163 43,000
13 Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Japan 15,697 1,620 2,870 15,000
14 Bayer [36] Germany 15,407 3,770 6,448 108,600
15 Amgen United States 14,771 3,366 3,166 48,000
16 Genentech United States 13,400 15773 3,640 33,500
17 Baxter International United States 12,300 614 1,397 38,428
18 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Israel 11,080 495 546 26,670
19 Astellas Pharma Japan 10,701 1,435 1,122 23,613
20 Daiichi Sankyo Japan 9,682 1,459 671 20,100
21 Novo Nordisk Denmark 9,081 1,063 1,922 26,575
22 Procter & Gamble United States 8,964 NA 10,340 29,258
23 Eisai Japan 5,583 926 604 14,993
24 Merck KGaA Germany 5,175 772 1,258 13,900
25 Alcon United States 4,897 512 1,348 13,500
26 SINOPHARM China 4,700 498 1249 9700
27 Akzo Nobel Netherlands 4,694 741 1,449 13,000
28 UCB Belgium 4,426 1,024 492 12,741
29 Nycomed Switzerland 4,264 NA -105 10,533
30 Forest Laboratories United States 3,442 941 454 9,649
31 Solvay Belgium 3,268 533 1,026 9,000
32 Genzyme United States 3,187 650 -17 8,477
33 Allergan United States 3,063 1,056 -127 8,423
34 Gilead Sciences United States 3,026 384 -1,190 6,772
35 CSL Australia 2,788 161 454 6,400
36 Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Japan 2,787 467 328 5,962
37 Biogen Idec United States 2,683 718 218 5,907
38 Bausch & Lomb United States 2,292 197 15 5,830
39 Taiho Pharmaceutical Co. Japan 2,069 244 132 5,756
40 King Pharmaceuticals United States 1,989 254 289 5,191
41 Watson Pharmaceuticals United States 1,979 131 -445 5,126
42 Mitsubishi Pharma Japan 1,945 403 208 5,111
43 Shire United Kingdom 1,797 387 278 4,958
44 Cephalon United States 1,764 403 145 4,913
45 Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Japan 1,763 350 193 3,750
46 Kyowa Hakko Japan 1,698 268 108 2,895
47 Shionogi Japan 1,640 320 159 2,868
48 Mylan Laboratories United States 1,612 104 217 2,800
49 H. Lundbeck Denmark 1,552 329 186 2,515

– David

Embryonic Stem-Cell Patents Infringe EU Law, Top Court Says

The European Union’s highest court said that stem-cell research involving human embryos can’t be patented, in a ruling that scientists called “devastating” for medical research.

Inventions based on the use of human embryonic stem cells for scientific research purposes can’t be patented, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg said. The case was triggered when Greenpeace challenged a German patent awarded to Oliver Bruestle, a professor and specialist in stem-cell research.

“This is an unbelievable setback for bio-medical research in the area of stem cells,” Bruestle said in an interview after the ruling. The EU court “took an extreme position on restrictions in this area, which will have huge repercussions globally, especially in the competition with the U.S. and Asia, and in scientific research.”

Under an EU law from 1998, research methods that involve human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes can’t be patented. A German court handling the dispute at the center of yesterday’s case sought the EU tribunal’s view on how to interpret the phrase “for scientific research involving human embryos” and to clarify the term “human embryo.”

“A process which involves removal of a stem cell from a human embryo at the blastocyst stage, entailing the destruction of that embryo, cannot be patented,” the EU court said. The blastocyst stage is about five days after fertilization.

Greenpeace, which said it sued for “ethical reasons,” argued the patent for a stem-cell research process developed by Bruestle to treat neural diseases is invalid because it covers cells derived from human embryos. The Federal Court of Justice, Germany’s highest civil court, last year asked the EU tribunal for guidance on the case.

The court clarified that “only use” of human embryos “for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes which are applied to the human embryo and are useful to it” are patentable.

“One consequence is that the benefits of our research will be reaped in America and Asia,” said Austin Smith, a professor at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Cambridge.

The ruling might actually allow scientists a “sigh of relief,” said Julian Hitchcock, a lawyer and intellectual property specialist in the London office of law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.

Researchers “won’t have to worry about inadvertently infringing someone else’s patent,” Hitchcock said in a phone interview. “While the ruling restricts patentability of such inventions, it doesn’t in any way restrict the use of embryonic stem cells.”

While patent protection might not be available, European scientists can seek so-called data exclusivity, which protects documentation for as much as eight years and prevents the marketing of competing products based on the same data for up to 10 years, said Hitchcock.

The case is: C-34/10, Prof. Dr. Oliver Bruestle v. Greenpeace e.V.


In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on October 18, 2011 at 11:06 am
In construction parlance… If the stem cells are the little workers with their little construction belts on ready to fix and repair, don’t they need a Foreman or General Contractor to tell them what to do? Which cells are they? Just Curious. – Ken

good question Ken!

in cell phone parlance:
do you have a smart phone? it is able to do things that the dumb phones can’t. stem cells are smart cells, not dumb cells. they are the best workers ever because they are motivated, self-actualizing, dedicated, intelligent and have no ego.in military parlance:they are marines! throw them into the fiercest battle where the worst damage is and they will adapt, improvise, overcome and leave no organ behind!

in business parlance:

they go where your body is damaged and fix things (repair necrotic or dead tissue and create new tissue). they don’t mind healing the pancreas even if their job description is to fix the heart. they will build tiny capillaries at the site of your shunt where you had plaque build up, angioplasty and a shunt installed even if it is working well (they know it is a high potential risk/breakdown area). these are essentially mini, bypasses and they may create dozens of them at a time. meaning, they fix problem areas and create backup fixes even if it ain’t broke at the moment, cause they are better at it than any surgeon or surgical technique available and they know in time all artificial solutions will fail.

in naval parlance:

they have no self-preservation/survival instinct. they are all captains and think nothing of manning the helm while the ship goes down because they are in it for the good of the entire body and know that their sacrifice may be the difference between the body’s survival or death.

in kitchen/sports parlance:

too many cooks spoil the stew, right? wrong! stem cells are brilliant at working together. they have no egos. they are just as happy dunking the ball OR throwing the ‘alley oop’ OR wiping down the floor after the game. look closely at the words: “stem cell.” do you see it? There is no “I” in stem cell! but there is a ‘T’ an ‘E’ an ‘A’ and an ‘M’!

we don’t yet know how they KNOW how do the things they do, all we know is that it is their job, they are very good at it and they will not rest until the job is done. no defeat, no surrender!

The man with a plastic heart

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

There are four approaches to heart transplant patients:

1. Wait for a donor heart
2. Insert a plastic heart
3. Implant adult stem cells
4. “More radically, Dr Doris Taylor, of the University of Minnesota, has been using stem cells to actually build new hearts in the laboratory. She has achieved this with a rat heart by stripping it of its cells, then re-populating the resulting perfectly heart-shaped scaffold with stem cells, which adapt into heart tissue, so that in time the heart begins to beat again.

“.. the thought would be that we would take a heart, probably from a pig .. wash all the cells out, and then take your cells and grow enough of them to .. build a heart that matches your body and have it transplanted into you. That’s the home run,” says Dr Taylor.

The man with a plastic heart

By Dr Kevin Fong Consultant Anaesthetist, UCL Hospital

A heart operation
The demand for heart transplants cannot keep pace with demand
Heart disease threatens the lives of millions, but with only limited hearts available for transplant, medical science has long yearned for a definitive fix to repair or replace this most vital organ. 

Troy Golden, a pastor from Oklahoma, was born with a heart that would one day break. A genetic condition known as Marfan’s syndrome has been slowly attacking his body tissue since birth including around his heart and valves.

At the age of 41, he had to undergo life-saving surgery, replacing valves and reshaping his heart’s walls. But his condition continued to worsen. In January 2010, he was put on the heart transplant list, but time ran out without a donor.

Troy Golden carries a pump in his backpack for his plastic heart

“Troy’s heart was so bad that a traditional heart pump wouldn’t be enough,” explains Troy’s cardiologist Dr Doug Horstmanshof. “So, we decided to try something different – completely replacing the heart.”

In September last year, Troy became one of the few people in the US to have his entire heart replaced with a device called the Total Artificial Heart. It’s made of plastic and weighs 160 grams and is a little larger than a biological heart. It is powered by a pneumatic pump that you carry around in a rucksack.

Awe inspiring moment

Dr James Long, Troy’s surgeon, recalled the moment the heart was implanted into Troy. “It was admittedly rather awe-inspiring,” he says. And it was ominous to look inside the chest and know that the only thing keeping him alive was the synthetic pump that we had just replaced his heart with.”

Troy has had to get used to the non-stop sound of the pneumatic pump. But he looks and feels remarkably well and is overwhelmed by what has been done for him.

“It’s awesome,” he said “to be out of the hospital and to be able to come back home and to be able to come back to some normal life.”

“You can’t even just really comprehend taking your heart out, you know, without a heart you’re not alive.”

The Total Artificial Heart has done more than buy Troy some time. It has given him his life back and it has given him hope. But this is not a permanent solution. His heart’s batteries must be constantly charged, spares must stand at the ready. The risk of infection and clotting add to the constant worry.

Medical challenge

For now Troy must again endure the long wait for a donor heart, but there are other solutions on the horizon. New avenues of research are focussing on efforts to assist, rather than replace the heart.
Dr Kevin Fong with an artificial heart

Dr Kevin Fong presents Horizon: How to Mend a Broken Heart on BBC Two, on Monday 14 February at 2100 GMT

Increasingly, in patients suffering from heart failure, miniaturised pumps are being used to assist heart function. They are about the size of a cigar and are essentially plugged into the main pumping chamber of the heart to help it along.

Unlike Troy’s artificial heart, they can be left in place indefinitely. But perhaps more remarkable is the fact that these pumps can sometime be removed, once a damaged heart has recovered.

And it is the potential for hearts to actually recover, after having been damaged, that is being investigated in some of the most exciting research going on today.

Much interest centres on stem cells because they are the closest natural thing to the body’ s spare parts and, under the right conditions, they have the potential to transform into a huge number of different cell types with specialised functions. Because of this, they can take part in the process of renewal – replacing diseased and damaged tissues.

Preliminary results are highly controversial, but there is a growing body of evidence that suggests we may in the future be able to harness the heart’s potential regenerative capacity for future therapies.

Growing new hearts

More radically, Dr Doris Taylor, of the University of Minnesota, has been using stem cells to actually build new hearts in the laboratory.

She has achieved this with a rat heart by stripping it of its cells, then re-populating the resulting perfectly heart-shaped scaffold with stem cells, which adapt into heart tissue, so that in time the heart begins to beat again.

“.. the thought would be that we would take a heart, probably from a pig .. wash all the cells out, and then take your cells and grow enough of them to .. build a heart that matches your body and have it transplanted into you. That’s the home run,” says Dr Taylor.

If the clinical application can be made to work, it is a revolutionary if relatively distant possibility.

For Troy and the millions of people like him for whom heart failure is a reality, this work is of vital importance.

There is the very real possibility here that, within our lifetimes, scientists might finally find the cure they’re looking for.

While their search for that magic bullet remedy is far from at an end, each new discovery brings them another step closer.

Stem Cell Treatments and Heart Disease – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/heart-disease-treatment/

Babies Can Be Treated With Adult Stem Cells, Even in the Womb | LifeNews.com

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

This is AWESOME!

They’ve been trying to treat fetuses in the womb with stem cells for awhile now (adult stem cells, NOT embryonic!  embryonic can cause tumors!)  In the past, they tried to use the baby’s own stem cells…with mixed results.

“But despite the fact that the immature immune system of an unborn baby can tolerate donor transplants, with little risk of graft rejection, most previous attempts to transplant blood stem cells into a human fetus have been unsuccessful…”


“When transplants were matched to the mother rather than the fetus, the transplants were accepted!…Transplanting stem cells harvested from the mother makes sense because the mother and her developing fetus are prewired to tolerate each other.”


‘in-the-womb treatments for “everything from neurological disorders to muscular disorders before birth.”’

Two recent stories are exciting about the possibility of treating young children, even in the womb, with adult stem cells. One study shows that cardiac adult stem cells can be isolated from young children with heart problems, even as young as one day old…


In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 12, 2011 at 9:41 am


Most Americans with the biggest risks for heart disease are not doing enough to control these risks, and the fragmented U.S. healthcare system is partly to blame, federal health officials said on Tuesday…

U.S. health system not helping heart disease: CDC


In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

Until she was 15, Morse had 20/4,000 vision in one eye and only light perception in the other due to optic nerve hypoplasia, or an underdevelopment of the nerve that transmits vision signals from the eye to the brain. She could make out human figures but not see details, could only read if the paper was within inches of her eye, and could only watch TV standing with her nose pressed to the glass…

After raising $15,000 from community donations, the mother and daughter set out for China on July 4…

She received spinal injections of cord blood stem cells each week for six weeks. After her third treatment, she realized she could read and knew the treatments were working…


Treatment with adult stem cells, due to the amazing transformation from blindness to sight, are some of the most powerful success stories in adult stem cell treatments.

·         Macie Morse from Colorado before stem cells had 20/4000 vision in one eye and in the other eye she only had “light perception,” she could only make out light.  Also, she could only watch TV with her nose pressed against the glass. After treatment she had 20/80 vision in one eye and the other is 20/400+.  She is now driving her family’s van and enjoying her new driving permit. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/stem-cells-optic-nerve-hypoplasia-victory/

·         Jakob Bielski from Canada received stem cell treatment because he couldn’t see at all and had no response to light.  After the Cord Blood Stem Cells Were Implanted he has some vision, can respond to visual information and responds to light.

·         Dakota Clarke’s mother said “It’s been worth every single penny to see the changes in her.”

·         Coby Fend’s mother said ““We are talking about going back — we’d almost be crazy not to, because right now it’s the best thing going in the entire world.”

·         Connor Corkern’s mother said: “He’s doing great. He is doing wonderful. It’s like we’ve got a totally new baby.”

·         Cameron Petersen’s Grandma said: “There was nothing for Cameron before this treatment. Now, his world is limitless.”

·         Lydia Black’s father said: “the treatment is already having a huge effect on her life, and he is glad that she was able to receive stem cell treatment…”

·         Savannah Watring’s mother said: “She said hello to herself in an elevator (after seeing her reflection). It blew everyone away. We weren’t expecting that.”

·         Xavier Carballo’s ophthalmologist, Dr. Jack Guggino of Tampa, said he did a baseline exam on the boy before the trip to China and after his return. Before the treatment Xavier could only detect hand motion at 1 to 2 feet, and after the treatment he could count fingers at 3 to 4 feet.  “As far as Xavier is concerned, there has been definite and measurable improvement, neurologically and ophthalmologically,” Guggino said.

·         Lawrence Brown III looks at the number “10” on a family laptop and tells his mother Georgina Brown what the number is as part of a daily exercise to see if his sight is improving. For most people, it is insignificant.  But for Lawrence, 16, who has been blind since birth, it was an exceptional moment.“They call it a really good placebo effect,” Lawrence said. “Whatever, if it’s a placebo effect, I want some more.” https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/stem-cell-therapy-shows-results-el-paso-times/

·         Blind Man Can See Again After Stem Cell Therapy – A man blinded after having ammonia squirted in his eye is now able to see again thanks to adult stem cells taken from his own body.  Russell Turnbull, 38, from England had therapy using stem cells taken from his other eye in a research study in London.

·         A study in the New England Journal of Medicine on 112 patients with corneal damage from chemical burns whom received treatment.  After adult stem cell treatment, a permanent restoration of a transparent, renewing corneal epithelium was attained in 76.6% of eyes. The restored eyes remained stable over time, with up to 10 years of follow-up (mean, 2.91±1.99; median, 1.93).  https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/chemically-burned-eyes-repaired-with-stem-cells/

VIDEO: Meet Sam, a visual artist who was confronted with the one thing a man in his profession fears most: Compromised vision. In his case his ability to see clearly was being undermined by age-related macular degeneration (AMD.) His Doctor harvests and uses a patient’s own stem cell-rich bone marrow to help effect healing. Sam discerned improvements in his vision within the first ten days following his treatment and siz weeks later the vision in his left eye had improved while that in his right eye was now normal.

If you or a loved one interested in receiving FREE information on currently available stem cell treatments for OPTIC NERVE HYPOPLASIA, SEPTO-OPTIC DYSPLASIA, MACULAR DEGENERATION and OPTIC CHEMICAL BURNS, please contact me at dsgrano@gmail.com or for other options, go to: CONTACT ME


In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

A friend asked:

when are they going to allow us to use stem cells for autism in this country??? I am getting impatient every treatment center I’ve called here (in the US) says they wont do it! I am having a baby in feb and want to use the cord blood for my son but when will I ever be able to? anyone know?

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, contact me at dsgrano@gmail.com


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