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Multiple Sclerosis Cured in Canadian Patient After Stem Cell Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis Cured in Canadian Patient After Stem Cell Treatment
Alex Normandin, 26, of Montreal, Canada has been cured of his Multiple Sclerosis following the implantation of his own Adult Stem Cells. The stem cell therapy was done in conjunction with a research program in Ottawa with Dr. Mark Freedman.
A medical student, Alex was diagnosed with […]

Stem cell hope for bowel cancer

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Destroying abnormal stem cells could be a way to kill off bowel cancer in its very earliest stages, say UK experts.
Immature cells line the gut and normally replace and repair the tissue but malfunctions can lead to cancer.
Scientists believe detecting and obliterating these rogue cancer stem cells as soon as they appear could be a potent new anti-cancer strategy.

A UK National Stem Cell Network conference heard the same method might also work for other cancers.
Professor Malcolm Alison, of Barts and The London School of Medicine, has been looking at how bowel cancers grow
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Germany – Stem Cell Implant in ‘Small Bag’ to Treat Stroke

Apparently it looks like a simple tea bag but in reality it’s a genetically engineered concentrate able to completely revolutionize treatments for stroke patients. A special little bag called ‘CellBeads’ contains tiny capsules, each containing about 1 million stem cells. Thanks to genetic engineering techniques, stem cells taken from the bone marrow are transformed into a drug that protects brain cells from dying. This allows the cells to be rejuvenated and repair damage caused by the stroke. The stem cells are encapsulated to ‘fool’ the immune system, avoiding a rejection by the body. ‘CellBeads’ were developed by
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Treating MS Symptoms With Stem Cells

An estimated 400.000 Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis, but the findings of a new clinical trial shows promise in the fight to reverse symptoms of MS.
Researchers at Northwestern University conducted a trial using patients’ own stem cells to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, reports Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner Bell, and although the study group was small — only 21 patients participated in it — the findings are a huge breakthrough in the fight against MS.

Edwin McClure is strong and healthy now, but just four years ago, his life was very different.
“I would get fatigued. I couldn’t deal with
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StemCells awarded $100,000 grant to develop Alzheimer’s therapy

StemCells, Inc. announced today that the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved the Company’s application for a “Disease Team Therapy Development Planning Award.”

The grant, totaling approximately $100,000, will help fund the Company’s plans to develop its proprietary human neural stem cell product, HuCNS-SC(R) cells, in Alzheimer’s disease by enabling the Company and its collaborators at the University of California, Irvine, to prepare and submit an application for a “Disease Team Therapy Development Research Award.”

The CIRM has indicated that each Research Award will be up to $20 million, payable over four years, to fund preclinical and IND-enabling activities
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