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Can I get stem cells from my own fat?

Can I get stem cells from my own fat?

Yes important source: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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Does any doctor know how do you get stem cells from an embryo?

Does any doctor know how do you get stem cells from an embryo?

Embroynic cells: In short, under a microscope the embryo is transferred to a gentle solution containing electrolytes and some enzymes, and then the resultant single cells dilluted to the point of plating one cell (or several depending on the experimental design). The cells are grown to almost confluence, and this is called p1. After trypsinization, the cells are replated (p2) and so on. ...Read more

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I want stem cells for my baby. If I get them, when can he use them and for what?

I want stem cells for my baby. If I get them, when can he use them and for what?

Tech is in developmt: You only get one shot at collecting & preserving umbilical cord stem cells & some centers collect them routinely.There use at present is limited in scope.Research is ongoing to use them for specific diseases, to manufacture spare body parts, etc. Within the child's lifetime there may be a number of possibilities. ...Read more

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How sucessful are stem cells studies to repair ddd? If so, when is it expected to get approved?

What is DDD: A quick search didn't provide any answers as to what syndrome or disease you are referring to as "ddd". Can you re-ask your question, spelling out the acronym? ...Read more

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Any promising results on stem cells studies for degenerative disc disease? If so, when do u think it will get approved by fda?

Any promising results on stem cells studies for degenerative disc disease? If so, when do u think it will get approved by fda?

Stem cells : There are several promising studies and research projects that are working with stem cells to restore cartilage in joints such as hips, knees and discs in the spine. The first step to fda approval is to show safety, then efficacy. This process can take many years. Some studies in others countries may yeild results sooner. ...Read more

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How do I get ready for a stem cell transplant?

How do I get ready for a stem cell transplant?

Information: The best way to prepare is to understand the procedure and potential risks and side effects. Usually your transplant center will have information booklets or videos that explain the procedure. There is a free downloadable resource from nbmt link at: http://www.Nbmtlink.Org/resources_support/rg/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Where can I get the best stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes?

Where can I get the best stem cell treatment for type 1 diabetes?

Stem cell: Stem cell treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes is in development. The item I found best on the web was "StemGenex". You might be eligible to join their study. ...Read more

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Do doctors get non-embryonic stem cells from bone marrow?

Do doctors get non-embryonic stem cells from bone marrow?

Yes: Mostly hematopoietic (blood) cells and a few mesenchymal (mscs) can be obtained from bone marrow aspiration. Trends in most non-blood applications is to use fat tissues, which have many more mscs that bone marrow. Choice of which depends on specific conditions being treated. ...Read more

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Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Only in research: We are in the infancy of this approach, but a few medical centers are looking at this and if interested, contact a nearby medical school or the national institutes of health. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get stem cells isolated and removed from wisdom teeth?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get stem cells isolated and removed from wisdom teeth?

Ask your surgeon: There are a number of companies who can process teeth and provide storage of the tissue for potential stem cell therapy. Many dental offices and oral surgery offices can provide you with the necessary information during your consultation appointment. ...Read more

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Can stem cells be extracted from bone marrow. And with that can diabetes type II get any better! thanks?

Can stem cells be extracted from bone marrow. And with that can diabetes type II get any better! thanks?

Second part easy: at most only slightly better. The fundamental problem in type TWO diabetes isnt lack of insulin (typically the insulin level is elevated) it is unresponsiveness/resistance to insulin. So, if the insulin secreting cells were increased, nothing would happen from it. Sometimes, the insulin secreting cells are exhausted in type II but still, with the resistance, inceaeing the number wont help. ...Read more

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When the spermatogonial stem cell get mutated by chemicals, if the mutated sperm fertilize the egg, will the child have de novo genetic defect?

When the spermatogonial stem cell get mutated by chemicals, if the mutated sperm fertilize the egg, will the child have de novo genetic defect?

No: So lots of things cause mutations in sperm and most sperm are not good. That is why it takes millions to get one good sperm. When mutations occur they usually render the sperm less useful and normally that sperm is not going to fertilize and egg ...Read more

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If your kidneys are working at 60% 7years after a stem cell transplant is there any preventative treatment so it doesn't get worse?

If your kidneys are working at 60%  7years after a stem cell transplant  is there any preventative treatment so it doesn't get worse?

See a nephrologist.: 60% kidney function is more than adequate, but is significantly reduced enough to warrant referral to a kidney doctor (nephrologist). The reason for the kidney disease can't be determined with what you shared, but may be related to the heme-onc disorder (tumor lysis, amyloidosis, multiple myeloma, etc.) or chemotherapy? A nephrologist can help with strategies to keep the kidney function optimal. ...Read more

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Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Check Internet: You should search online for info on centers engaged in this research. Can also visit: http://www.Nationalstemcellfoundation.Org/list-of-treatable-conditions/kidney-transplant/ which has link to research trials and can be a starting point to see which university/research centers are participating. ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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What are stem cells?

What are stem cells?

Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}. ...Read more

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Can stem cells be clonned?

There are: Lots of different "stem cells." there is work in this area on embryonic stem cells. We do not have this technology for clinical applications, and certainly not in the hematopoietic arena. ...Read more

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