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Italy: After three years stem cell bill arrives, angry couples forced to pay for free service protest

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A 300-euro bill has arrived for some couples that had stem cells taken from their child at birth three years ago. Sant’Anna has sent a bill to parents who decided to transport umbilical cord blood to Switzerland, which in Italy cannot be stored for personal use.

For the past year, the procedure is no longer free at Sant’Anna, but now the hospital is sending bills out to couples who had the procedure done in 2008 when the hospital was not yet making people pay and the operation was entirely free. Numerous couples in the past weeks have
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Researchers cure mice with damaged spines using human iPS cells

A team at Keio University has used stem cells to cure mice whose hind legs were paralyzed due to spinal cord damage, the researchers reported Wednesday at a Tokyo symposium.
The team transplanted neural stem cells grown from human iPS cells.

Team leader Hideyuki Okano, a physiology professor at Keio, said it is the first time in the world in which the curative effects of “induced pluripotent stem cells,” or iPS cells, have been confirmed.
Currently, there is no effective treatment for spinal nerve damage and treatment using iPS cells gives hope of a cure.

“It is valuable that treatment using human iPS
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World’s first “stem cells/artificial heart” combo operation used to save dying man

A SURGEON from Oxford who led a pioneering heart operation in Greece has demanded to be allowed to do it on the NHS.

Prof Stephen Westaby, who works at the John Radcliffe Hospital, spoke out after leading a surgical team in Greece who used a combination of an artificial heart and stem cells to save the life of a dying man.

‘I am very frustrated that all the work that I have done back home in the UK has to be translated into patient care in other countries’
Stephen Westaby

It is thought to be the the first time the combination has been
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Adult Stem Cell Nutrition – Natural Stem Cell Enhancer and Your Health

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The adult stem cell nutrition is the world’s first natural stem cell enhancer, supports the natural release of adult stem cells which, Rebuild, Renew, Rejuvenate the Body!

Numerous studies performed by various scientific teams throughout the world, including the National Institute of Health have clearly established that the higher the levels of circulating stem cells the better the ability of the body to maintain optimal health.

A recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the level of stem cells in the blood was one of the best indicators of cardiovascular health. Elevating the number of
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The miracle stem cell cures made in Britain

Steve Jones

We have been told for almost a decade that stem cells are the future of medicine: that these tiny clumps of tissue could become a biological “repair kit”, able to regenerate or heal almost any part of the body. But amid all the prophecies of patches for damaged hearts, new nerve cells for spinal injuries or stroke victims, and insulin-producing cells for diabetics, few people predicted that it would be British-based scientists who would be leading the way in mapping out this new terrain.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph last week, Professor Steve Jones bemoaned the failure of
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