Stem Cell Institute in Panama Collaborates on New Method of Treating Diabetes-Associated Heart Disease

Zhang et al. Journal of Translational Medicine Diabetes is associated with numerous ‚Äúsecondary complications‚ÄĚ including premature heart disease, renal failure, critical limb ischemia (an advanced form of peripheral artery disease) and diabetic retinopathy. One of the common features of these secondary complications is that they are all associated with low levels of circulating endothelial progenitor…

Saginaw stem-cell therapy study breaking new ground

Use of stem cells for treatment of degenerative diseases offers great hope. Unfortunately, this hope is tempered by practical considerations. For example, in patients with heart attacks it is known that readministration of their own stem cells into the infarct related area results in profound improvement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flv0RmzPyLU. The problem with this is that stem cells…

Adult Stem Cells Healing Hearts

Adult stem cells are being more and more used in patients to achieve effects.  In the treatment of patients with heart failure, Dr. David Prentice, discussed two studies in which adult stem cells appear to have some benefit.  The first study was the result of a Brazil-Florida joint effort in which it was discovered that…