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Doctor insights on: Live Cell Therapy

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How does live cell therapy work and is it legitimate? Can cells from an animal actually live/survive in a human?

Cruel scam: You're right to have seen through this business. This scam is based in switzerland and is so old-fashioned that william butler yeats was a victim. ...Read more

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Is live cell therapy a hoax promoted by naturopaths? How do living cells from an animal survive in a human body?

Is live cell therapy a hoax promoted by naturopaths? How do living cells from an animal survive in a human body?

Crazy idea: Probably not live cells. However material derived from an animal allegedly containing live cells may contain live viruses and bacteria. Actual live cells from an animal will be quickly destroyed by your immune system. They cannot possibly survive unless you are immunosuppressed. The person promoting this idea should be reported to public health authorities and criminally prosecuted. ...Read more

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What is cell therapy?

What is cell therapy?

Let me explain: Cell therapy describes the process of introducing new cells into a tissue in order to treat a disease. Cell therapies often focus on the treatment of hereditary diseases, with or without the addition of gene therapy. Cell therapy is a sub-type of regenerative medicine. ...Read more

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What is cell therapy for the knee?

What is cell therapy for the knee?

Stem cell?: Sounds like you are asking about stem cell therapy for knees. At the present time, there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence to support stem cell treatment for knee conditions. There is research being done in this area, however. ...Read more

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What is adoptive t-cell therapy?

What is adoptive t-cell therapy?

Delivery of T cells: Adoptive T cell therapy is a form of immunotherapy for malignancy that involves isolation and ex vivo expansion of tumor specific T cells to deliver a greater number of T cells to the tumor than by vaccination alone. These tumor specific T cells are infused into patients with cancer in an attempt to give their immune system the ability to overwhelm remaining tumor. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes or TIL have been used by isolating and expanding one particular T cell or clone have been engineered to potently recognize and attack tumors with minimal effect. It is now being recognized that IgG1’s can be more effective than TIL thru ADCC. ...Read more

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What are the types of stem cells for therapy?

What are the types of stem cells for therapy?

More than before: Stem cells may be harvested from blood or bone marrow of the person receiving them (autologous), a different donor (allogeneic), as well as from placental cord blood. Mesenchymal stem cells, which generate soft tissue and bone, have also been given. Stem cells have become a hot topic for today's researchers. ...Read more

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What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are currently *hundreds* of ongoing clinical trials for many disease indications. These include cardiac, vascular, ms, diabetes, parkinsons, brain lesion, wound care, autism, crohn's, kidney, liver, orthopedic, reconstruction, fistula, arthritis, and others. Additionally, there are scores of offshore stem cell clinics offering experimental therapies.

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What is stem cell therapy?

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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How are stem cells administered in patients during therapy?

Depends: The most common "stem cells" used in treatment are bone marrow stem cells that these are administered intravenously. Stem cells may be injected into the tissue or organ affected. ...Read more

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Is cell therapy different from gene therapy?

Yes: Cell therapy generally involves stem or pluripotent cells that have the potential, under the right triggers, to grow into many different types of cells. These cells are then transplanted to an area of disease. Gene therapy generally involves replacing small dysfunctional segments of dna. Dna is present in almost every cell in our body and is the instruction manual that tells the cell what to do. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy increase cell growth?

Can radiation therapy increase cell growth?

No and Yes: Radiation therapy slows or stops cell growth. The goal is of course to kill cancer cells and they don't grow and die. However if you look up the four r's of radiation biology. The last one is repoplulation in which during fractionated radiation cells increase growth to repopulate. Luckily we see this more often in the good cells but unfortunately in some cases resistant cancer cells. ...Read more

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How could stem cell therapies help restore nerves damage resulting from spina?

Integration: Stem cells are pluripotent cells meaning they can be programmed to be anything. The problem or difficulty is the integration and fidelity to a specific site of interest like the spinal cord. There are a number of research going on that someday there would be a cure to the most devastating ailments. ...Read more

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Is adoptive cell therapy successful against melanoma? Is it a fully approved treatment yet? Thanks

Is adoptive cell therapy successful against melanoma? Is it a fully approved treatment yet? Thanks

Yes: It has been used successfully in advanced solid tumors such as melanoma. As tor the long term success or whether it is always successful I don't have that answer. Good luck ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

No, not at the moment: Probably later, but brain cells don't regenerate, and probably cannot be differntiated easily from stem cells as other tissues do, meanwhile all is still experimental ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with t cell all last year. Her karyotyping :abnormality in t (11;14) (p13;q11.2). Is there a targetted therapy for lmo2 issues?

My daughter was diagnosed with t cell all last year. Her karyotyping :abnormality in t (11;14) (p13;q11.2). Is there a targetted therapy for lmo2 issues?

Not yet: Gamma c gene inserted in scid patients; could cure the immune deficiency. But the two, gamma c gene was inserted close to lmo2 gene (considered oncogene) which gets activated with gamma c gene insertion - causing increased proliferation on t cells (causing t cell leukemia). Studies/ research on its way to target lmo2 gene. ...Read more

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Please explain stem cell therapy.?

Please explain stem cell therapy.?

Wide uses studied: 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 therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. While it will not cure Schuermann's Disease it can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the surrounding muscles and facet joints. Check out Regenexx. Com for more info. ...Read more

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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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Does stem cell therapy stimulate sezuires?

Does stem cell therapy stimulate sezuires?

I'm not sure of: The exact question. Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant may receive Busulfan which can have the side effect of seizures. ...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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How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

Safety -yes: There is abundant evidence from Phase I Clinical trials that adult stem cell therapy is safe. It is the purpose of Phase I trials to establish safety. Other phases (II, III and post III) established efficacy and dosage response levels. Hundreds of Phase I trials have been conducted for various indications. This is an excited area of medicine! ...Read more

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What countries do stem cell therapy?

Legitimacy?: Before traveling for stem cell therapy make sure it is legitimate - people travel to some countries and get who knows what labeled as stem cells. I would be hesitant to go to any other country for treatment such as this. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells. Nih. Gov/info/basics/Pages/Default. Aspx ...Read more

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How are they using stem cell therapy around the world?

IV and targeted: Adult stem cells are being studied for IV use and for guided injection therapy into areas of disease or degeneration. Most important cell group appears to be the mesenchymal stem-stromal cells which are multipotent (several tissues). Trend is to use fat tissue as source since it has highest numbers of these types of cells. Amazing reports are growing that they have great therapeutic potentials. ...Read more

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Has stem cell therapy proven to be effective in the us?

Absolutely: For a variety of conditions this has been life-saving. It is not without risks and some patients have been failures, but overall it has been an amazing addition to physician's armamentarium. ...Read more

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Why was stem cell therapy banned if it can heal people?

Basics: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells. Nih. Gov/info/basics/Pages/Default. Aspx ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stem cell therapy?

Broad: Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, cardiac and other issues. ...Read more

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What's the definition of stem cell therapy and how does it work?

What's the definition of stem cell therapy and how does it work?

Stem cells: Stem cells are 'mult potential'cells meaning that they can evolve into many different types of cells. Research is being done to determine if introducing stem cells into abnormal or damaged organs, could replace the damaged or abnormal cells of that organ or slow the progression of diseases affecting the cells. ...Read more

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