Professor Arnold Caplan discusses mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis

Professor Caplan is "The father of the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)". In this clip, he describes a mouse experiment using human MSCs in a mouse model of MS. The experiment shows that it's possible to place human cells in mice that have normal immune systems. He continues to discuss the astounding results.

Volume two of stem cell research benefit album features Thee Oh Sees, Cave Singers, Dr. Dog members and more

Stem cell therapy recipient Ryan Benton's follow-up album, Coming Together for a Cure Now, a second volume is being released with a whole new line up, which includes Thee Oh Sees, Cave Singers, and members of Dr. Dog (via bands Golden Boots and Springs). Coming Together For A Cure, Vol. 2, which will [...]

2013-09-03T14:34:19+00:00September 3rd, 2013|Adult Stem Cells, muscular dystrophy, News, Stem Cell Therapy|

Safety and immunological responses to human mesenchymal stem cell therapy in difficult-to-treat HIV-1-infected patients.

Zhang Z, Fu J, Xu X, Wang S, Xu R, Zhao M, Nie W, Wang X, Zhang J, Li T, Su L, Wang FS. Research Center for Biological Therapy. Link to Abstract on National Institutes of Health Website Abstract OBJECTIVE: HAART largely decreases morbidity and mortality in chronic HIV-1-infected patients, but immune nonresponders (INRs) with [...]

Medistem Panama Awarded ISO 9001 International Global Certification

Awarded this: CERTIFICATION for the Quality Management System of: MEDISTEM PANAMA Offices included in the scope: Ciudad del Saber, Edificio # 221, piso # 2, Clayton, Ancón Panama City, Republic of Panama The scope includes the following activities: Isolation of stem cells from adipose tissue(ADSC) and mononuclear cells from bone marrow. Expansion and harvest of [...]

Cutting edge: Surgeon uses stem cell surgery on stem cell researcher Neil Riordan PhD

Wise County Messenger By Bob Buckel | Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013 A middle-aged man named Neil got his knee “scoped” in a Decatur operating room recently. That’s not unusual. Wise Regional Health System’s OR is a busy place, and arthroscopic knee surgery is a common procedure. But this particular knee had an interesting twist. [...]

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells: Regeneration, Repair, Inflammation and Autoimmunity – Neil Riordan PhD (Part 2 of 2)

In part 2, Dr. Riordan discusses how mesenchymal stem cells can affect tissue repair in spinal cord injury and in heart failure; benefit to heart is not the actual MSCs modeling new tissue. It is due to the trophic effects of MSC secretions; In rats, severed spinal cords re-grew after MSCs were implanted but the [...]

Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Regeneration, Repair, Inflammation and Autoimmunity – Neil Riordan, PhD (Part 1 of 2)

Neil Riordan, PhD is the Founder of the Stem Cell Institute in Panama. He is also the Co-Founder of Medistem Inc in San Diego and the current President of Medistem Panama. Dr. Riordan is speaking at a Stem Cell Institute patient outreach event held in Miami in May 2013. In part 1, Dr. Riordan discusses [...]

VIDEO – The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (Part 7 of 7)

In this final segment, Prof. Caplan discusses: Mesenchymal stem cells make anti-bacterial molecules, How retro-orbital injections of human MSCs cure mice with cystic fibrosis infected by pneumonia aeruginosa 70% of the time, The process by which MSCs kill bacteria in the body, Clinical trial for using MSCs to treat sepsis, "MSCs are drug stores for [...]

VIDEO – The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (Part 5)

In part 5, Prof. Caplan discusses: Mesenchymal stem cells produce huge quantities of bio-molecules, some of which are immunosuppressive; MSCs put up a curtain of molecules around themselves that allows donor (allogeneic) MSCs to be transplanted into a recipient free from immune response; The bio-chemical mechanism of how MSCs shield themselves from host T Cells; [...]

VIDEO – The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (Part 4)

In part 4, Prof. Caplan talks about isolating mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow using specialized; calf serum choosing different assays to prove multipotency - osteogenesis, chondrogenesis, adipogenesis; point of care with autologous bone marrow in orthopedic surgery; tissue engineering bone with lineage restricted MSCs; banking bone discarded bone marrow from orthopedic surgeries for future [...]