Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stem cell treatment

  • Doctors at a Southern California clinic have announced that they are "licensed and trained" to perform a stem cell treatment pioneered by a Colorado group that is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department and Food and Drug Administration.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • LOS ANGELES — A treatment for eye diseases that is derived from human embryonic stem cells might have improved the vision of two patients, bolstering the beleaguered field, researchers reported Monday.
  • (New York Times)
  • The first results of human embryonic stem cell therapy are in, and they look good. Two women, 51 and 78, who were legally blind became the first patients to receive human embryonic stem cell treatment, for their condition.
  • (ABC News)
  • The first early safety trial results from a human embryonic stem cell treatment for blindness has garnered headlines.
  • (USA Today)
  • The treatment is an advanced stem cell injection procedure that may offer relief from lower back pain, buttock and leg pain, or numbness and tingling in the legs or feet as a result of bulging and herniated discs.
  • (TMCnet)
  • Dr. Vaughan is planning to return to Panama for a follow-up treatment this summer.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is a biotech company developing adult stem cell therapeutic products, derived from autologous (self) bone marrow cells, for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
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  • Stem cell therapy, it seems, is always promising clinical trial indicate it may be possible to restore vision using embryonic stem cells as treatment. It was published in The Lancet.
  • (NPR News)
  • Currently, there are more than 30 studies underway exploring stem cell therapy as an alternative treatment regimen for CLI patients.
  • (Yahoo Finance)

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