Stem cell therapy can regenerate heart muscle in primates, according to a University of Washington study.
The scientists on this and related projects are seeking way to repair hearts weakened by myocardial infarctions.
This all-too-common type of heart attack blocks a major artery and deprives heart muscle of oxygen.
People who survive a severe episode often continue their lives in poor health because their hearts no longer work properly. The researchers hope eventually to restore such failing hearts to normal function.
Their approach uses heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells
The researchers tested the possibility of producing enough of these cardiac muscle
Transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells has been widely used as an approved treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and certain autoimmune conditions for the past fifty years. Other adult stem cells have demonstrated safety and efficacy in pre-clinical research and clinical trials. Mesenchymal stem cell transplants have been most widely studied in animals, especially horses & dogs, and humans. Many of these studies have focused on skeletal-muscular effects.
There is significant support for safety and efficacy in osteoarthritis, including cartilage regeneration, pain and inflammation reduction as well as recovery of function using intra-articular MSC injections. There are fewer studies of neural stem
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Adult Stem Cell for Cerebral Palsy
A woman from India with cerebral palsy has made significant improvements in her quality of life after receiving stem cell therapy using her own Adult Stem Cells removed from her bone marrow. Ms. Aditi Kulkarni, 24, was the recipient of the life changing stem cell treatment.
Suffering from cerebral palsy after […]