A Fall for Stem Cells Injunction Halting Stem Cell Research Funds May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

(STEPHEN BROZAK and LARRY JINDRA, M.D. ABC News) There is some anticipation that this fall will be an important season for the debate on embryonic stem cell research. On Aug 30, 2010 a Washington, DC district judge (Lamberth), issued a temporary injunction halting all federal funding for basic research into embryonic stem cell technology. The [...]

2010-08-27T16:43:49+00:00August 27th, 2010|Embryonic Stem Cells, News, Stem Cell Research|

Allogenic mesenchymal stem cells transplantation in refractory systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot clinical study.

Liang et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Aug;69(8):1423-9. Mesenchymal stem cells are unique in that on the one hand they are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissues, but on the other hand they also are potently anti-inflammatory and immune modulatory. Evidence of immune modulation comes from studies that show mesenchymal stem cells: a) [...]

2010-08-02T16:44:47+00:00August 2nd, 2010|Adult Stem Cells, Lupus, News, Stem Cell Research|

Arthritis Patient Successfully Treated With Fat Stem Cells Tells His Story

This procedure has been used successfully to treat thousands of animals suffering from arthritis in the United States (www.vet-stem.com). Recently Dr. Paz published a paper describing scientific mechanisms of this treatment in collaboration with scientists from the University of California San Diego, University of Western Ontario, and Medistem Inc (Ichim et al. Autologous stromal vascular [...]

2010-06-28T16:56:02+00:00June 28th, 2010|News|

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, [...]

2010-04-08T18:38:23+00:00April 8th, 2010|Adult Stem Cells, Cerebral Palsy, News, Stem Cell Research|

Histostem Works With Korean Government Agency to Provide Cord Blood Storage for Multicultural Families

The US company Amstem through subsidiary signed a partnership agreement with the Songpa-Gu Office of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, to provide umbilical cord blood banking to multicultural families for up to 15 years.  Cord blood is currently used for treatment of patients with blood disorders such as leukemias as an alternative to bone marrow.  Unfortunately [...]