The FDA Is Killing Adult Stem Cell Therapy Thus Killing Patients

Drug Companies and FDA Trying to Slow Adult Stem Cell Progress
In a startling new interview on stem cell research and adult stem cells in the near future, Dr. Christopher Centeno warns that Big Pharma and the FDA are teaming to control the use of a person’s own stem cells thus slowing innovation and the […]

Scientists Aim to Use Embryonic Stem Cells for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.

The researchers, working with mice, focused on treating chronic pain that arises from nerve injury — so-called neuropathic pain.

In their study, published in the May 24, 2012 issue of Neuron, the scientists transplanted immature embryonic nerve cells that arise in the brain during development and used them to make up for a
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Stem cells against heart attacks

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection, a development that could reduce the risk of heart attacks in humans by 40 to 90 percent.

“For the first iteration of an experiment, this was pretty remarkable,” said Kiran Musunuru of HSCI, an assistant professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB), and a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Musunuru stressed, however, that it could take a decade of concerted effort to get this
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Stem Cells to Treat Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Heightened levels of the cytokine protein IL-1 in the blood are known as a common denominator in a broad range of diseases involving chronic inflammation, including obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Excessive IL-1 is known to correlate with increased production by the bone marrow of aggressive immune cells, which can damage other tissues, at the expense of cells that maintain healthy blood and immune system. But whether IL-1 itself was causing these changes, or merely acting as a bystander was not clearly understood.

Now stem cell biologists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated that IL-1 itself directly transforms
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GREAT BRITAIN – StemWay Biotech criticizes Italian government on umbilical cord stem cells

The Health Minister recently held a press conference to launch a program to strengthen the public biobank network, considering that currently on 20% of donations are completed successfully. An informative pamphlet was also distributed about “The appropriate use of umbilical cord stem cells“.

The StemWay Biotech company, through its Vice-President Dr. Paolo Rubini, in complete agreement with other biobanks in Italy, with great surprise and dismay, stressed that unfortunately, the measure seems to be more against the autologous conservation of stem cells rather than in favor of donation. As for the scientific statements contained in the informative pamphlet
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