News for Patients
Cumberland County Family Turns to Non-FDA Approved Stem Cell Treatment to Help Two-Year-Old Son with Cerebral Palsy (Fox 43)
(Camp Hill, PA) A family has turned to stem cells to help their 2-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy. The US has not approved stem cell treatments for cerebral palsy, however, clinical trials are underway and results are encouraging.
New Medical Innovation Helps Man to Walk Again (Good Morning America)
(Rochester, MN) Scientists and clinicians from the Mayo Clinic used stem cells to help a paralyzed man walk again, as explained by a man with a message and deep personal interest in curing paralysis.
Warning Over Controversial Stem Cell Clinics And Unapproved Treatments (NBC News)
(New York, NY) Many unqualified stem cell clinics and physicians are making false claims of cure for a number of conditions without scientific study or supporting data. This news segment helps patients identify qualified physicians and stem cell centers.
5,000 People Line Up in Rain for Stem Cell Test to Help 5-Year-Old Battling Aggressive Cancer (The BL)
(Worcester, ENG) In Worcester England 5,000 people lined up in the rain to be possible stem cell donors for a 5-year-old patient who is battling an aggressive form of cancer.
Stem Cells and Health Advances: Where Are We Now? (WebMD)
(Los Angeles, CA) This article provides a very thorough review of current stem cell advances. It also highlights the obstacles that face doctors and patients who are seeking stem cell therapies.
A Stem Cell Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis (Medical News Bulletin)
(Toronto, CA) A study from Canada shows that the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with stem cells is safe and effective. This opens the doors for more clinical analysis and patients who seek less invasive therapies.
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Biological Materials (Science Daily)
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have successfully created a perfectly matched heart using a combination of 3-D printing and stem cells from fat tissue.
Stem Cell Transplants Could Significantly Improve Parkinson’s Treatment, Study Suggests (Parkinsons News Today)
(Pensacola, FL) A recent study shows that stem cell transplants may significantly improve the treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots (The New York Times)
(San Diego, CA) The FDA reports that 12 patients were hospitalized with serious infections related to umbilical cord stem cell injections.