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ITALY – Campobasso. Amputation Avoided Using Patient’s Own Bone Marrow Stem Cells

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A woman received a transplant of her own bone marrow stem cells, was able to avoid an amputation, and has started to walk again following an operation performed at Catholic University in Campobasso. This is one of the few such operations performed in Europe on the cardiovascular system using adult stem cells. The results were announced yesterday, about a month after the operation, and it is now clear that it will not be necessary to amputate the woman’s leg. “We can say that the operation was a complete success surgically,” said doctors that worked
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Austin hospital among first to test stem cells to fix broken hearts

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For patients who suffer a major heart attack, get treatment at the hospital but are left with a damaged heart, Dr. Roger Gammon of the Heart Hospital of Austin is testing a new process to reverse that damage.

Just as a Houston hospital is investigating stem cells to repair the brains of stroke patients (see yesterday’s blog), the Heart Hospital is trying out a new stem cell therapy to fix the hearts of patients who suffered their first attack.
It is one of the nation’s first hospitals to test the new therapy.

Gammon, an interventional cardiologist, is leading the clinical
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Adult Stem Cell Group Having A Rally

Adult Stem Cell Group Having A Rally
A group of patients who have been helped by stem cell research using Adult Stem Cells have formed a group called the Stem Cell Awareness Association.  This group is growing fast with prospective stem cell patients and even US doctors joining the movement.   They will be holding a Stem […]

Stem Cells Used to Create New Jaw Bone

Like Samson, researchers in the field of stem cells have used the jawbone to make a point. Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic and her team at Columbia University have manipulated adult stem cells to grow one of the most difficult sections of bone to replace, the temporomandibular joint. This jawbone was created by allowing pluripotent cells harvested from marrow to grow in a scaffold that was fashioned to mimic the TMJ’s shape.

It is the first accurate and anatomically sized bone created by stem cells in a lab. Dr. Vunjak-Novakovic hopes that this new creation will serve as a proof of concept
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Great Britain – Stem cells against blindness

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From stem cells comes a ray of light for those who lives in the dark. A new surgical operation anti-blindness is under examimation by a team of Scottish scientists from Edinburgh and Glasgow, ready to start a study about using adult stem cells on 20 patients suffering of cornea blindness: this disease plague over than 80% of the senior citizens.

“We can note 2 or 3 new cases of cornea blindness every month; it’s a big problem” says Bal Dhillow from Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillon of Edinburgh.

The experimental technique contemplate using of adult stem cells taken from a
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