Harvesting stem cells from umbilical cord

Image via Wikipedia

After umbilical cord blood, the based LifeCell International is planning to save the umbilical cord tissue that is routinely discarded along with the placenta once a baby is delivered.

The cord tissue and cord blood are rich sources of stem cells.

LifeCell, which is into private banking, will start collecting umbilical cord tissue in the near future. It already collects and stores cord blood for private banking.
After a baby is delivered, the cord is first clamped before it is cut. Cord blood is collected and then the umbilical cord tissue is cut from the placenta to just above
Read More…

Bioheart in Partnership With NorthStar on Physician Training in Stem Cell Techniques

Bioheart Inc previously announced that it is working with NorthStar Biotech to help promote regenerative medicine. NorthStar has announced that it will subsidize physicians to participate in the Ageless Regenerative Institute stem cell training program. The fully accredited CME training program includes a didactic lecture series followed by hands-on clinical training for physicians to learn to isolate stem cells for immediate use in their patients. The Ageless Regenerative Institute has successfully trained over 200 physicians and these physicians are utilizing both adipose and bone marrow derived stem cells as well as platelet rich plasma for orthopedics, aesthetics and other
Read More…

Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain

Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body’s own bone marrow — which is rich in stem cells — may repair worn-out discs in the spine.

In a small new study, the approach appeared to be safe — and none of the patients reported that their pain got worse after the procedure.

But both the doctors who are testing the technique and outside experts say much more research is needed before they can say whether the treatment offers real relief.

“I tell everybody that this is experimental, with a
Read More…

Adult Stem Cell for Cerebral Palsy

Adult Stem Cell for Cerebral Palsy
A woman from India with cerebral palsy has made significant improvements in her quality of life after receiving stem cell therapy using her own Adult Stem Cells removed from her bone marrow.  Ms. Aditi Kulkarni, 24, was the recipient of the life changing stem cell treatment.
Suffering from cerebral palsy after […]

First stem cell brain surgery

As Aaditya watches a cartoon show on television, his right hand wavering to caress soft toys (SpongeBob SquarePants and Noddy) tucked next to him in bed, the boy has no clue that researchers and doctors across the world are watching his recovery with bated breath.

That’s because this frail boy, who is set to turn eight next month, is the first ever to receive a stem cell transplant for a rare and destructive illness — called Childhood Alzheimer’s (medical term: Niemann-Pick Type C or NPC), which causes neurological degeneration and seizures — for which there is no conventional treatment. Stem
Read More…

news from the world about stem cells