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|

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 [...]

VIDEO – The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (Part 6)

In part 6, Prof. Caplan discusses Trophic properties of mesenchymal stem cells; MSCs for heart disease; MSCs homing to heart injury site and also to skin incision site; MSCs limit left ventricular thinning following infarction; Trophic properties of MSCs: anti-apoptotic, anti-fibrotic, anti-scarring, angiogenic, mitotic; phase 1 data for allogeneic MSCs show fewer arrhythmias, prompt heart [...]

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 [...]

The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (VIDEO Part 3)

In part 3, Professor Caplan discusses the science behind mesenchymal stem cells: sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), because all MSCs are pericytes one can find them in any tissue that has blood vessels, pericytes express markers of MSCs, frequency of pericytes in human tissue, most abundant source of pericytes is adipose (fat) tissue, adipose-derived [...]

The Science of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – Arnold Caplan PhD (VIDEO Part 1)

Professor Arnold Caplan of Case Western Reserve University is widely regarded as "The Father of the Mesenchymal Stem Cell". This lecture is a "must see" for anyone interested in stem cell therapy. In Part 1, Prof. Caplan proposes a new regulatory pathway for approval of cell-based therapies and regenerative medicine called "Progressive Approval" to replace [...]

Arnold Caplan PhD of Case Western Reserve University and Riccardo Calafiore of Perugia University in Italy tour Medistem stem cell lab in Panama

Arnold Caplan PhD, Neil Riordan PhD and Riccardo Calafiore MD at Medistem Labs Panama Professor Arnold Caplan (left) and Professor Riccardo Calafiore (right) pose with Medistem Labs Panama Founder, Neil Riordan, PhD. Dr. Riordan is also the Founder of Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Prof. Caplan and Prof. Calafiore were in [...]

The dual effect of MSCs on tumour growth and tumour angiogenesis

Michelle Kéramidas, Florence de Fraipont, Anastassia Karageorgis, Anaïck Moisan, Virginie Persoons, Marie-Jeanne Richard, Jean-Luc Coll and Claire Rome Abstract (provisional) Introduction Understanding the multiple biological functions played by human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) as well as their development as therapeutics in regenerative medicine or in cancer treatment are major fields of research. Indeed, it has [...]

2013-04-30T18:17:29+00:00April 30th, 2013|Cancer, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, News, Stem Cell Research|

Autologous bone marrow-derived cell therapy combined with physical therapy induces functional improvement in chronic spinal cord injury patients

Cell Transplant. 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print] El-Kheir WA, Gabr H, Awad MR, Ghannam O, Barakat Y, Farghali HA, Maadawi ZM, Ewes I, Sabaawy HE. Abstract Spinal cord injuries (SCI) cause sensory loss and motor paralysis and are treated with physical therapy, but most patients fail to recover due to limited neural regeneration. [...]