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Surgeons make new technique to repair bones

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SURGEONS from Southampton have developed a pioneering bone repair technique that could end the need for artificial hip replacements.
Six people have undergone the procedure which uses a their own stem cells to repair damaged hip joints. Only one operation has failed (…)

Under the procedure surgeons extract bone marrow from the back of a patients’ pelvis, then extract a layer of stem cells by spinning the marrow in a centrifuge.
The stem cells are then mixed with ground up bone donated from another patients discarded hip replacement (…)

Professor Richard Oreffo of Southampton University, one of those behind the research,
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Cardiac stem cell patient introduced

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Doctors with the University of Louisville and officials with Jewish Hospital Friday introduced the recipient of one of the world’s first adult cardiac stem cell infusion to treat congestive heart failure.

Michael Jones, 66, had his own cardiac stem cells injected directly into heart scar tissue, using a cardiac catheterization procedure, according to a news release.

Dr. Mark Slaughter, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville and director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device Program at Jewish Hospital, performed coronary artery bypass surgery on Jones on March 23, according to the release.

Jones
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CNN Headline Story Focuses on Stem Cell Research Doctor

CNN Headline Story Focuses on Stem Cell Research Doctor
In the Dominican Republic, Dr. Zannos Grekos, a stem cell research doctor, is now helping patients with heart disease and lung diseases with their own Adult Stem Cells as reported on CNN in a special research report.
Adult Stem Cells Helping Heart Disease and Lung Disease
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Stem cell treatment regulations are being considered, Minister reveals

The Ministry of Health is considering developing new regulations to protect patients who will undergo stem cell treatment in Bermuda.

Nelson Bascome

The proposal — which would cover desperately ill people flying to the Brown-Darrell Clinic in Winterhaven, Smith’s — comes after vociferous complaints from international doctors about the Island’s lack of legislation.
Breaking his silence on the controversial topic by responding to Parliamentary Questions from Shadow Health Minister Louise Jackson, Health Minister Nelson Bascome also revealed the clinic will only be treating foreigners.

Asked by Mrs. Jackson whether moves are being made to oversee patient protection, Mr. Bascome replied: “There presently
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Scientists Make History, Find New Way To Create Stem Cells

Scientists in the U.S. have made history as they have found a brand new, safer way to create embryonic stem cells.
Washington (dbTechno) – Scientists in the U.S. have made history as they have found a brand new, safer way to create embryonic stem cells.
There has been a great debate over the years due to safety concerns in regards to the development of embryonic stem cells, seen by many as the future of medicine.

This debate may now be put to rest though thanks to this new research announced this week.