Archive for June, 2015

Colorado Springs man: Experimental stem-cell procedure worth the cost

Burdened with a severely bum knee, Sandy Francis needed help – preferably without surgeons cutting through his knee bones, grinding them down and gluing on a new joint. He opted for liposuction and a shot. The unusual treatment – an injection of stem c…

The Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center to open new office: 5 things to know

The Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center will open a new office in Sacramento, Calif., on July 11, with Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MPH, FAIHQ, serving as surgeon-in-chief. Here are five things to know: 1. The center is affiliated with Miami Stem Cell Treat…

Fight aging with innovative stem cell skincare line: NuGene Kathy Ireland

Fight aging with NuGene Kathy Ireland. This high end skincare and hair collection uses a patent-pending stem cell technology that is clinically proven to rejuvenate and revitalize skin and hair. In just a few weeks, the products will diminish the …

Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Oh…

AMAG Pharma to snap up stem cell firm for $700 million

AMAG Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday that it will acquire Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the world’s largest stem cell collection and storage company, for $700 million. Currently, CBR stores more than 600,000 umbilical cord blood and tissue stem cell units.

Stem cell therapy comes to Bridgeville

The failure or hang ups of surgery and rehabilitation has often led professional athletes to spend thousands for stem cell injections to repair damaged tissue. The procedure is turning mainstream, as sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons seek older …

Study reveals bone-building protein’s impact on bone stem cells

Top row: Computer-simulated images compare bone strength in a mouse spine not treated with NELL-1 (top left) and treated with NELL-1; red indicates areas at risk for fracture. Bottom: Computed tomography (CT) images of thinner bone not treated with NEL…

Adult Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood and Bone Marrow are Saving People’s Lives

A House panel responsible for advancing and monitoring the nation’s health care and research laws Thursday examined new bipartisan legislation supporting treatment and therapies derived from adult stem cell lines. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), author of the …

IL1RAP expression as a measure of leukemic stem cell burden at diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia predicts therapy outcome

Correspondence: N Landberg or T Fioretos, E-mail: niklas.landberg@med.lu.se or thoas.fioretos@med.lu.se In conclusion, we identified IL1RAP, CD25 and CD26 as the most specific markers for primitive CML cells relative to the corresponding normal cells a…

More men donating stem cells; gays still face donor ban

The Finnish Red Cross says more men are heeding the call to step forward and donate stem cells. The non-profit says the cells are critical for treating patients such as cancer sufferers. However while most men make acceptable donors, the SPR is stickin…