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  • An umbilical cord blood donation from one Quebec brother to another has made Canadian history as the first stem-cell transplant among siblings from a public umbilical cord bank. Nolan Laberge, left, was cured of a rare blood cancer thanks to an umbilical cord donation from older brother Nathis, right, made years earlier to a public […]

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be associated with an overproduction of inhibitory neurons, according to a new study. ASD is a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication problems, social deficits, and repetitive behaviors. Some studies have revealed a link between certain genes and ASD, but the majority of cases are idiosyncratic, meaning their […]

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  • Canadian researchers have published promising results of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This rare and deadly disease mainly affects young women, and is characterized by very high pressure in the arteries supplying blood to the lungs. In some cases, PAH is caused […]

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  • By targeting inflammation, adult allogeneic bone-marrow–derived mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) may represent a novel treatment for type 2 diabetes, a new pilot study suggests. Findings from the multicenter dose-escalating randomized placebo-controlled trial in 61 adults with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes were published in Diabetes Care by Jay S Skyler, MD, deputy director for clinical […]

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  • n injection of a patient’s bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Each year in the U.S., more than 2 million people have rotator cuff surgery to re-attach their […]

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  • The global effort by scientists to find a way to grow human replacement organs in other animals may have been nudged forward by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. A team led by the Salk’s Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte says it has combined a newly identified type of human stem […]

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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that mainly affects young adults. The pathology of MS involves demyelination of nervous cells along with the neuro-degeneration. The clinical manifestation of the disease includes severe brain inflammation, sensory disorders, weakness, pain, tiredness, depression, and organ paralysis. MS can be developed […]

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  • Three San Antonio doctors are bringing the science of stem-cell therapy treatments to orthopedic injuries, a burgeoning field that caters to patients seeking to have joints or tendons rebuilt without undergoing surgery. The physicians at The Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas — a recently created division of the long-standing South Texas Spinal Clinic — […]

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  • The findings are particularly encouraging for two reasons, said Dr. Steven N. Roper, a neurosurgeon and professor in the UF College of Medicine department of neurosurgery. Not only did the human stem cells survive after being transplanted, but they also developed into neurons that behave normally within the brain. The findings were published March 12 […]

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  • A London family man has become one of the first patients to receive an injection that “heals” damaged hearts. The prognosis for Owen Palmer, 52, was poor after he suffered a heart attack. Palmer says that afterwards he was barely able to walk and was unable to climb stairs. “I would just sit in a […]

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  • After 10 years of success at the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress, the World Cord Blood Congress was started from a need to build deposits, reduce costs, increase utilisation and improve quality. Born out of demand from our previous attendees, speakers and feedback over the years the World Cord Blood Congress aims to bring […]

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  • Twin boys from Leicestershire are to thought to be the first children in England to receive a stem cell transplant for an incurable disease. Seven-year-olds Luis and Kian King have the rare Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease, which causes loss of motor skills and severely shortens life expectancy. A database of 25m potential donors eventually found a […]

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