Tag Archives: Multiple sclerosis

USA – Stem Cells. Researchers Worry about Therapeutic Tourism

Researchers in the United States are worried about the fact that there could be an increase in tourism to countries that “assure cures for serious illnesses like Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis with the use of stem cells”. From the Ukraine to Mexico, some doctors have said that they have miraculous cures, often using patients recruited on the Internet, without sufficient scientific evidence of their effects.

Jessica Grimm, a 27 year-old quadriplegic traveled from Texas to Costa Rica to try a controversial stem cell cure, which is not yet allowed in the United States.

Stem cell surgery for brain injury

Stem Cell Research Doctor Helps Woman With Brain Injury
In another victory for stem cell research using Adult Stem Cells, a woman in India is recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car accident.  Madhumalika, 27,  had her own adult stem cells implanted into her brain for the therapy and treatment.
In a Coma, […]

ITALY – New potential source of neural stem cells found

Image via Wikipedia

Italian researchers have discovered new stem cells that could be potential sources of ‘spare’ neurons. A study carried out at the University of Verona has led to the discovery of Leptomeningeal Stem Cells (LeSC), a new population of stem cells located in the the meninges, which cover the entire central nervous system in mammals.

LeSCs are immature cells able to maintain themselves and differentiate into mature excitable neurons. This demonstrates that the brain has a greater regenerative capacity than what was believed until now. The results of the study, conducted on an animal model, were
Read More…

Heart Attack Victim Recovers In Stem Cell Research Study

Heart Attack Victim Recovers In Stem Cell Research Study
As part of a new stem cell treatment series, I am trying to find patients who have been helped by Adult Stem Cell research and therapy.  In May, I featured a Multiple Sclerosis patient named Arndt Roehlig who described his successful  stem cell experience in Israel in […]

Molecule that leads stem cells to bone marrow discovered

An ‘antenna’ molecule, which is capable of guiding blood stem cells to their natural ‘home’, the bone marrow, has been discovered. The discovery could improve the efficiency of umbilical cord stem cell transplants. This type of transplant is not efficient when there are not many umbilical cord stem cells present, since few of them are able to reach the bone marrow from the blood.
Reported by Nature magazine, the discovery was made by David Scadden of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston. The stem cells, which normally renew the population of blood cells in the body
Read More…