Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: Kelley Wilson

April 17, 2013 I grew up no stranger to Multiple Sclerosis as my father was diagnosed in 1970 at the age of 30 – I was in the 5th grade. I watched my father deteriorate through the years progressing from walking with a cane, spring assist in his shoes to lift the toe, to hand…

Stem Cell Treatments for Cerebral Palsy – Mary Washington’s Story

Sarah Washington and her daughter Mary. Mary is 2 years old and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 4 months old. She was first treated at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama using human umbilical cord-derived stem cells. Mary received these stem cells intravenously over the course of 4 days. Her first treatment…

Stem cells secrete factors that promote muscle growth after exercise

Stem cells that aid in healing disease and injury in skeletal muscle have been found inside muscles in greater numbers after exercise, according to a new animal study at the University of Illinois. Just one exercise session increases the number of muscle-derived mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs) in mice, according to Beckman Institute researcher Marni Boppart….

Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: Progress Update from Sam Harrell

From Sam Harrell’s blog: Sam In Panama TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 2012 Update Well, I realize there may not be many readers of my Panama blog any longer, but just in case someone does return, I wanted to post an important update. In March 2011 when I returned from my second trip to Panama (my…

The Key to Better Health May Lie in Adult Stem Cells

One of the oldest people in the world, Sarah Knauss (119 years old), might have had more than just “good genes.” “Adult stem cells – known for their healing and regenerative properties – might hold the key to a long and healthy life,” says Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber at the recent International Vatican…

Twins’ family coping with cerebral palsy

ASHLAND — Three-year-old twins with cerebral palsy are making life adventurous, challenging and bittersweet for the Hancock family. “They’re happy kids but it definitely makes it more difficult because as a parent you want them to have every opportunity that every other child has,” said mother Carrie Hancock. “It’s hard, but we’re handling it the…

Stem cell therapy gives dogs new pep in their step

Linda Goldston, lgoldston@mercurynews.com Mercury News Cookie is a thirteen year-old Australian shepherd mix that has been having increasing trouble lying down and getting up. She could not walk down stairs and even during normal walks around the park her legs would give out. Cookie’s master, Ed Tani of Hayward was terrified that Cookie’s days were…

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Successful For Liver Failure Caused by Hepatitis B

Peng et al. Hepatology. The liver is the most regenerative solid organ in the body. One can resect 2/3 of the liver and it will still regenerate back to normal size. There have been several experimental studies in animals where induction of liver injury is treated by administration of bone marrow stem cells. A video…

France’s first ‘saviour baby’ is born in Paris

Antoine Mariotti , France 24 International A ‘saviour baby’ is a relatively new term that has come in to practice with modern medical revelations allowing for genetic selection at the embryonic stage of development. The first savior baby in France was born in Paris on February 8, 2011. The boy, named Umut Talha, meaning “our…