Archive for April, 2013

Lab-made stem cell windpipe

Macchiarini has been involved in 14 previous windpipe operations using patients’ own stem cells – five using man-made scaffolds like Hannah’s … Hannah had breathing difficulties at birth and Korean doctors discovered the missing windpipe.

Stem Cells: Invest At Your Own Peril

Osiris presently has two candidates undergoing clinical trials for a number of indications including acute graft versus host disease (GvHD), Crohn’s disease, heart failure, diabetes, COPD, amongst others. The company’s lead stem cell platform is called …

National digest: Windpipe grown from stem cells; Zimmerman waives immunity hearing

Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey and Republican former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez won their parties’ primaries Tuesday, setting up a race between a 36-year veteran of Washington politics and a political newcomer for the Senate seat formerly held …

Experimental treatment gives girl, 2, windpipe made from stem cells

April 30, 2013 (PEORIA, Ill.) — A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink …

Girl’s windpipe grown from her stem cells; Zimmerman waives immunity hearing

Under questioning from Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, George Zimmerman repeatedly said “yes” to a series of questions asking if he was aware he was giving up the right to a hearing before his second-degree murder trial in June. A judge would …

Stem cells grow new windpipe for 2-year-old girl facing death

Experimental stem-cell treatment has been credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old girl who was born without a windpipe. The Associated Press reported that the treatment involved extracting cells from the girl's own hip bone marrow. The cells were then seeded on a plastic base, and left for a …

Two-year-old gets windpipe made from her own stem cells

She was born without a windpipe and has been unable to talk … in stem cells taken from Hannah’s bone marrow to promote tissue growth. In a nine-hour surgery on April 9, the bio-engineered windpipe was placed inside Hannah.

Young Girl Receives Life-Saving Windpipe Transplant Made From Her Stem Cells

The surgery, pioneered by Dr. Paolo Macchiarini … as an experimental operation for patients with very little hope of survival; being born without a trachea is fatal in 99% of cases. MORE: Stem Cell Miracle? New Therapies May Cure Chronic …

Stem cells may aid in sports injuries

Until recently, I didn’t know that I could use stem cells to help heal my bum shoulder. Perhaps that’s because I don’t use said shoulder for hurling baseballs or footballs at speeds approaching the sound barrier for obscene amounts of money.

New Stem Cell Book Highlights The Patient Perspective

The Healing Cell, just out from Hachette Press, deals with promising stem cell therapies from the patient perspective– and that’s a good thing.