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Boy whose skin can’t attach is healing

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Physicians at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Fairview have set the path to a cure for a young boy’s fatal genetic skin disease, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), by using a cord blood and bone marrow transplant. Nate Liao, a 25-month-old from Clarksburg, N.J., underwent the experimental therapy in October 2007.

“We have established a new standard of care for these EB patients, beginning with Nate,” said John Wagner, M.D., the lead University of Minnesota Medical School physician who developed the clinical trial. “Nate’s quality of life is forever changed.”

Because they lack collagen type VII,
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Treatment for stem-cell transplants shows promise

An innovative experimental treatment for boosting the effectiveness of blood stem-cell transplants with umbilical cord blood has a favorable safety profile in long-term animal studies, according to Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB).

Analysis of long-term safety testing in nonhuman primates, published online by the journal Cell Stem Cell in a new section called “Clinical Progress,” revealed that a year following transplant umbilical cord blood units treated with a signaling molecule called 16,16-dimethyl PGE2 reconstituted all the normal types
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India: bank heavily on stem cells

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell banking is gaining popularity in Indore and Bhopal as increasing numbers of parents are taking to the concept, which has the potential to secure their child’s healthy life.

The number of people who have registered for stem cell banking has increased multifold in Indore and Bhopal, placing them among the top 10 cities in the country, according to industry estimates.

Every month about 500 parents from Indore and Bhopal are investing in the potential life-saving power of stem cells by preserving the umbilical cord at child birth, whose stem cells help fight against any future life
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Cord Blood Stem Cell Product for Leukemia and Lymphoma

The Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture Concludes Enrollment for the Phase III Study of StemEx(R), a Cord Blood Stem Cell Product, for Leukemia and Lymphoma
The results of the StemEx study are expected during the second half of 2012

Gamida Cell announced today that the Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture (JV), equally held by Gamida Cell and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, has enrolled the last of 100 patients in the international, multi-center, pivotal registration, Phase III clinical trial of StemEx, a cell therapy product in development as an alternative therapeutic treatment for adolescents and adults, with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma,
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Stem cell could repair knee damage

You may not be old but your knees may act like they are.
Now there’s an innovative procedure that may help younger bodies heal and turn back the clock.

Keeping a body fit means keeping it in motion. But if the cartilage in your knee goes, so does your pain-free active lifestyle.

Enter the latest twist on stem cells, where what would have been thrown out may no help the body do what it can’t do naturally.

These days about the only thing Rimas Gilvydis, 44, is nimble on is the checker board.