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Stem Cells To Help Treat Brain Injury and Hearing Loss

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is the exclusive partner for a growing number of clinical researchers focusing on the use of a child’s own cord blood stem cells to help treat pediatric brain injury and acquired hearing loss. To ensure consistency in cord blood stem cell processing, storage and release for infusion, three separate trials have included CBR in their FDA-authorized protocol—including two at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) working in partnership with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and a third at Georgia Health Sciences University, home of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). This makes
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FDA Information on Stem Cells

Are any stem cell treatments approved in the U.S.?

FDA has not approved any stem cell-based products for use, other than cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood forming stem cells) for certain indications including certain blood cancers and some inherited metabolic and immune system disorders.

What should consumers know before being treated with therapies derived from stem cells?

As is the case with any investigational treatment, consumers should speak with their doctor to learn about the potential risks and benefits from being treated with a stem cell-based product. Consumers should seek assurance from their treating physician that necessary FDA approval has been
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Stem Cell Research Trials for Heart Attacks and Heart Failure

Stem Cell Research Trials for Heart Attacks and Heart Failure
Recent stem cell research studies using Adult Stem Cells to treat heart diseases such as congestive heart failure and heart attacks have made the news recently.  And on the surface, these adult stem cell success stories of heart attack victims making amazing recoveries in these research […]

California Stem-cell Institute Makes First Development Grants

Five years after the passage of Proposition 71, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine is awarding grants for stem-cell research targeted at clinical applications. In what both the San Diego Union-Tribune and Knight Science Journalism Tracker are calling an “irony,” ten of the 14 grants are going to researchers working with adult stem-cells.

On Thursday, October 29, the New York Times reported: “In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California’s stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, less controversial cells.

“The $230
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Walk again after 24 years on wheel chair using Stem Cells

From wheel chair to walk again

William Orr hasn’t always been in that wheelchair, 24 years ago he survived a tragic accident while riding his bike, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Today, he speaks with high hopes, optimism, and an emotional strength he will one day walk again, thanks to a Bonita Springs doctor.

Bill Orr is not quite walking. But he’s getting close. And his progress may be one of the best stories of 2010 for a whole lot of reasons.

The 50-year-old Aurora man has been a quadriplegic for half his life —
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