Duchenne’s Patient Ryan Benton Discusses His Experience with Stem Cell Therapy

Ryan Benton is the first patient in the United States to receive human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. The US FDA granted Ryan this trial under compassionate use. Ryan first began treatments at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama before being able to receive treatments in his hometown of Wichita,…

PRECISE: Adipose-derived stem cells show utility as therapy

Cardiology Today PRECISE is The Randomized Clinical Trial of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Treatment of Non Revascularizable Ischemic Myocardium, a double blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 27 patients with chronic ischemic heart disease with HF, angina or both, who were not eligible for percutaneous or surgical revascularization. The patients in the study underwent a liposuction to…

Arteriocyte gets FDA approval to begin critical limb ischemia clinical trial

Medcity News Critical limb ischemia is an advanced form of peripheral artery disease that causes hundreds of thousands of amputations per year. This condition is attractive to stem cell intervention because even a marginal improvement in circulation may be enough to prevent amputation. Previous work from Japan and Mike Murphy’s group at Indiana has demonstrated…