VIDEO: Neil Riordan, PA, PhD discusses Stem Cells: Their Role in Aging and in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

At our May 4th 2019 event in Southlake, Texas, Dr. Riordan discusses stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. He mentions the two main types of adult stem cells but his talk focuses on mesenchymal stem cells including their sources and functions. Then he goes on to [...]

Spinal cord injury patients receiving BMMSC show improvements compared to control group

This 2013 study features a treatment group (who received bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells)  and a control group (who did not receive cells). 20 patients were in the treatment group and 20 in the control group, for a total of 40 patients with spinal cord injuries. The MSCs were harvested from the bone marrow of the [...]

Early study (2008) of bone marrow stem cells for spinal cord injury

Research on the treatment of spinal cord injury with cells from bone marrow aspirate was already ongoing more than a decade ago. This 2008 study followed 8 patients for for 2 years after receiving an average of 90 million CD34 cells directly to the spinal cord with no serious adverse events. The patients reported improvements [...]

Early treatment with BMMSC for spinal cord injury results in long-term benefits

The earlier, the better: in spinal cord injuries, treatment with mesenchymal stem cells may make a difference if applied soon after trauma. In this 2015 Polish case report, a 15 year old girl was treated with bone marrow MSC just 21 days after injury. She was paraplegic at the start of treatment (able to move [...]

Repeated doses of bone marrow MSCs bring nerve pain relief in spinal cord injury patients

Neuropathic pain, also known as nerve pain or neuralgia, occurs when there is damage to the nerves; it is one of the major consequences of spinal cord injury. In this study based in Spain, 10 patients received a dose of 100 million bone marrow MSCs, repeated at 4 months and 7 months. No adverse events [...]

Joe Rogan Interview with Mel Gibson and Dr. Riordan

Joe Rogan interviews Stem Cell Institute founder Neil Riordan, PA, PhD and award-winning actor, director and producer Mel Gibson, who first brought his father to Panama at the age of 92.  Mel discusses his father's miraculous recovery.  He is now 99.  Dr. Riordan discusses stem cell therapy using human *umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal [...]

Neil Riordan, PhD discusses stem cell therapy on Larry North’s “Better you Show” – CBS KRLD 1080am

Larry North Larry North has been helping people become healthy for over 25 years. He's done this with three best-selling books, seminars, and gyms. These people were no different than you. The only difference is that they chose to make a change in their life. Now it's your turn. Don't put it off [...]

Stem cell pioneer sets sights on Japan – Japan Times features Neil Riordan, PhD of Medistem Panama

"We enjoy the advantage of having a large amount of clinical data on 2,000 patients. So we analyzed who received which cells and which cells worked best in different conditions. This allowed us to create our selection process through molecular profiling,” explained Medistem (Panama) Founder and CEO Dr. Neil Riordan. Operating what is arguably the [...]

Why Stem Cells Work: Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

Neil Riordan, PhD speaks at the Riordan-McKenna Institute and Stem Cell Institute fall seminar in Southlake, Texas on October 10, 2015. Dr. Riordan discusses: How our lab selects uses specialized screening techniques to select only the stem cells that we know will be the most useful for our patients. Only about 1 in 100 cords [...]