Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatable With Stem Cells?

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine may have discovered the key to treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Graca Almeida-Porada and her team of scientists found a specific stem cell population in cord blood that migrates to the intestine and proliferates there. Fetal sheep were injected with the stem cells…

Stem cell treatment in Panama benefits autistic Glenburn youth

As Kenny Kelley of Glenburn awaits an infusion of adult stem cells at a Panamanian city in November 2011, a Panamanian physician holds two syringes containing the cells. Autistic since birth, Kenny has undergone several such infusions since 2009.[/caption] By Dale McGarrigle, Of The Weekly Staff Bangor Daily News Posted Sept. 14, 2012, at 12:17…

Beike Biotechnology Reports on 114 Patients Treated with Novel Cord Blood Stem Cell Protocol

New Approach Opens Door to Expanded Uses of Cord Blood Stem Cells Beike Biotechnology Press Release Beiki Biotechnology and Medistem Inc (MEDS.PK) report positive safety data in 114 patients with neurological conditions treated using Beiki’s proprietary cord blood stem cell transplantation protocol. In the peer-reviewed paper “Safety evaluation of allogeneic umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell…

Dylan’s hope (Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy)

The possibility of using stem cells to treat cerebral palsy has been suggested by several scientists based on the ability of these cells to: a) stimulate regeneration of damaged nervous system tissue; b) to prevent ongoing death of neurons; and c) to directly turn into, or "differentiate" into neurons. This is explained in the video…

Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy in Clinical Trial

Cerebral palsy is characterized by hypoxia/reperfusion induced damaged to the brain in the perinatal period. It is manifested in four main types: a) Spastic, which occurs in 70-80% of cases and is associated with damage to the corticospinal tract or the motor cortex; b) Ataxic, occurs in 10%, is associated with damage to the cerebrum,…

Cord blood stem cells help meet minority marrow needs

Leukemias are cancers of the cells that give rise to white blood cells.  For example in myeloid leukemias the cells that normally would become the blood cells neutrophils or macrophages start to make copies of themselves but refuse to mature.  What happens is that the body is flooding with cells that on the one hand…