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Does anybody know of any umbilical cord stem cell transplants successful for brain injuries?

Does anybody know of any umbilical cord stem cell transplants successful for brain injuries?

Research ongoing: German researchers are looking at this idea using rats that suffered brain damage from too little oxygen. Their results are promising. However, even if it works out well in similar studies, it will be several years before it would be tested in humans. ...Read more

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Stem cell transplant in latin america possible?

Stem cell transplant in latin america possible?

Hospital Angeles: A wide variety of studies utilizing stem cells are being conducted at hospital angeles in tijuana, mexico. I believe this is also the only jhaco approved hospital in mexico. ...Read more

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Hi, What chances of cancer by doing Autologous Adipose derived stem cell treatment.Pls help.thanks?

Hi, What chances of cancer by doing Autologous Adipose  derived stem cell treatment.Pls help.thanks?

Not much: There isnt much but this depends on the context of why there is the transplant. It is used either in cancer http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-9366/full/v8/i2/161.htm or reconstructive surgery. In someone without cancer, they dont even do studies to evaluate risk since the risk is assumed zero. ...Read more

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Is umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells proven treatment for bone on bone knee OA? How long will relief last?

Is umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells proven treatment for bone on bone knee OA?   How long will relief last?

Unproven treatment: This is not scientifically documented or approved treatment. It isn't proved at all. There's no way to know whether it will provide relief or how long it will last. Be very skeptical of claims by the doctor or clinic proposing such treatment. ...Read more

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Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

One of the other: Stem cells can be obtained from 3 different sources: from Bone marrow of the Donor, blood of the donor or stem cells from umbilical cord. But we have to give an adequate number(Dose) of stem cells in order to have full protection. So combining them may only be needed because of inadequate number of stem cells from one of the sources ...Read more

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What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

Origin: Embryonic stem cells are derived from fertilized eggs created to help couples who have difficulty conceiving. This is "murder" according to some religionists. Other stem cells come from other sources. However, since the striking success of embryonic stem cells in early studies on wet macular degeneration, even the conservative presidential candidate no longer seems opposed to their use. ...Read more

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What are human embryonic stem cells used for?

What are human embryonic stem cells used for?

A this poitnt: Human embryonic stem cells are being studied to define stem cell biology and in animal models to look at tissue and organ repair. This would be considered preclincial at this point, whcih is to say hes are not being used to treat human disease. ...Read more

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Is stem cell research the cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Is stem cell research the cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Not really: Legg-Calve-Perthes occurs as a sudden event in which the hip looses blood supply and then reestablishes the blood supply. The end result is a deformed hip that degenerates to hip arthritis. The deformity is permanent. Stem cells have much potential, but will not likely have any role in treating Legg-Calve-Perthes for a very long time. ...Read more

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My kid 4 mts diagnosed foveal hypoplasia is there any treatment like retina transplant or stem cell therapy as stem cells of my r preserved?

My kid 4 mts diagnosed foveal hypoplasia is there any treatment like retina transplant or stem cell therapy as stem cells of my r preserved?

Not likely: Foveal Hypoplasia is a genetic (dominant transmission) disorder with some treatments but no cure. It mostly involves the part of the retina (back of eye) that allows very sharp vision. Stem cells should not be of any use in a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Less used that fat: 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 types of stroke does embryonic stem cell therapy succeed with?

What types of stroke does embryonic stem cell therapy succeed with?

Still being studied.: Seems like nowadays they are looking into stem cell therapies to cure just about everything; and hopefully one day they just might. I know there has been some press on the subject; but i believe clinical trials are still being conducted. I'll throw this out to my fellow 'tappers' for their input. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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Have stem cells been used to treat spinal cord injuries?

Have stem cells been used to treat spinal cord injuries?

Experimental: Although positive results have occurred in annals treated with stem cells and two humans were recently reported to gain sensation it is still experimental with nothing yet reaching the stage of clinical trials as yet. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

What is the mechanism by which stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

Graft vs leukemia: A stem cell transplant (SCT) is often given after high doses of chemotherapy, which by itself is very effective against leukemia. But that's not the whole story. Typically, SCT for leukemia are donated by another person (allogeneic). Minor antigenic differences between donor and patient will cause immune cells in the graft to react against against the tumor (graft vs tumor effect). ...Read more

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How effective are stem cells for spinal disc injury?

How effective are stem cells for spinal disc injury?

Check Out: Regenexx.Com. Lots of info and links to clinical trials and studies there. Likely no approval for next several years like 5-10 years. Clinics are out there doing these procedures though. ...Read more

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What can stem cell research potentially cure?

What can stem cell research potentially cure?

Stem Cell Therapy: In summary, stem cells have the potential to cure diseases and treat injury from every medical specialty. Clinical trials have been underway for years for orthopedic, neurologic, auto immune, soft tissue injury, arthritis, ms, fistula, cardiac, and a wide range of others. Regenerative medicine is the next pillar of healthcare! ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more