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Remarkable Stem Cells – Here’s The Latest

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Tammy McLash

When it comes to adult stem cells, discoveries to date and possibilities in the near future are endless. One’s own adult stem cells are the building blocks of our entire body. They have the capability to repair, renew and recharge our blood, tissue, cartilage, healthy cells, immune system, nerves, skin, tendons, muscle and organs.

It is impossible to read about the breakthroughs and not marvel how remarkable these scientific discoveries are.

Below we share a snapshot of remarkable stem cell discoveries that have emerged in the last month.

1.    Stem Cells Transplants Helping Those with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Although a stem cell transplant remains a delicate procedure, success rates are rapidly improving. There are two main types of stem cell transplants:  autologous, in which the patient receives his or her own stem cells, and allogeneic, in which stem cells are donated by another person.

With many global stem cell registers now available, an exact match is now possible for those that require donated stem cells, and with sophiscated technology and equipment,  along with proven clinical data the overall process has become a lot more streamlined and effective.

Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell Returned Home This Week After Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has returned home after undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

In a brief message on his Facebook page, Vivian wrote: “So glad that’s over. Time to recover/recuperate and grow some hair.” He added: “Thanks for all the love you’ve sent — much appreciated! “Normal service will be resumed shortly.”

Read more at:

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/def-leppards-vivian-campbell-back-home-after-undergoing-stem-cell-treatment/

Mother of Twins Receives Stem Cell Match

By Adam Hunter, CBC News

Tammy McLash (pictured above) of Regina, Canada was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August. Doctors told her she needs a stem cell transplant to survive. After months of searching, a match has been found.

Tammy, 38, grew up in Regina and now lives in Edmonton with husband Mat and their two year-old twins, Adam and Madeline. Tammy’s cancer has prevented her from spending a lot of time with her kids.

“She’s able to see them right now, 10 minutes to 30 minutes a day,” Mat said. “But with the transplant she won’t be able to see them for about three months at all. So that will be a big change in our lives.”

On receiving the news of a stem cell match, Mat said: “It was just tears of joy finally. It was the most happy day of our lives, there’s no doubt.”

Tammy has been undergoing chemotherapy as she must be in remission before the stem cell transplant can take place.

2.    Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Man Walk Again After A Knife Attack

A Bulgarian man, Darek Fidyka who was paralyzed from the chest down in 2010 after a knife attack is miraculously able to walk again after undergoing pioneering stem cell transplant surgery, in what scientists are hailing as “a breakthrough.”

The transplanted stem cells – called olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONF) – were taken from cells in the brain which control the sense of smell.

Scientists in Poland were able to then grow the stem cells and inject them into Darek Fidyka’s completely severed spinal cord.

“This is more impressive than a man walking on the moon,” said Dr. Geoffrey Raisman, a professor at London’s Institute of Neurology’s University College and one of the study’s authors. Dr. Charles Tator, a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, told CTV News Channel what is so remarkable about OEC and ONF cells is that they have the ability to regenerate fast.

Tator said OEC and ONF cells have been studied for spinal-cord injury over the past 15 years. What is new, he said, is “mixing those cells with the graph of the peripheral leg with the same person, so they’re not being rejected is a novel combination.

Read full article here:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/paralyzed-man-walks-again-after-cell-transplant-in-a-world-first-1.2064805

3.    Rafael Nadal Receives Adult Stem Cells For Back Injury

This week Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back.

“Nadal has a problem typical in tennis with a back joint, he had it at the Australian Open, and we have decided to treat it with stem cells,” Ruiz-Cotorro said.

He said that stem cells were recently extracted from Nadal for a cultivation process to “produce the necessary quantities.”

“We will put them in the point of pain,” he said, with the goal of “regenerating cartilage, in the midterm, and producing an anti-inflammatory effect.”

Full article here:

http://www.stemcellworx.com/blog/rafael-nadal-receive-stem-cell-treatment

4.    Stem Cells For Lung Regeneration

This month a research team from The Jackson Laboratory in Connecticut said they have gained a better understanding of the inner workings of the still emerging concept of lung regeneration.  Reporting on the role of certain lung stem cells in regenerating lungs damaged by disease, the study (referred to as the p63+Krt5+ distal airway stem cells are essential for lung regeneration”), published in Nature, points to therapeutic strategies that harness lung stem cells.

Dr. McKeon and his colleagues had previously identified a type of adult lung stem cell known as p63+/Krt5+ in the distal airways.  In the new paper, published  November 2014, the research team reports that the p63+/Krt5+ lung stem cells proliferate upon damage to the lung caused by H1N1 infection.  Following such damage, the cells go on to contribute to developing alveoli near sites of lung inflamation.  Alveoli are tiny sacs within our lungs that allow oxygen and carbon dioxide to move between the lungs and bloodstream.

The scientists also showed that when individual lung stem cells are isolated and subsequently tranplanted into a damaged lung, they readily contribute to the formation of new alveoli, underscoring their capacity for regeneration.

In the U.S. approximately 200,000 people have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the lungs and into the blood. This disease has a death rate of 40%, and there are 12 million patients with COPD.  The researchers hope their research will lead to new ways to help those with lung conditions and disease.

As reported by http://www.genengnews.com

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What is the difference between PRP and Stem Cell Therapy?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is offered in the U.S.A. and here at Stem Cell Worx we often get asked what is the difference between PRP and Stem Cell Therapy? 

PRP is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum.  Platelets are the smallest of the three major types of blood cells. 

PRP is created when the Doctor takes blood from a patient’s vein and places it in a special centrifuge that concentrates the platelets.  Platelets are like fertilizer. Natural growth factors within the platelets help rev up the local repair response.  This treatment has been most beneficial for tissue, ligament, tendon and bone injuries.  PRP is generally good for assisting recovery for those injuries or weaknesses that may either heal on their own (given enough time) or those that are stuck in the healing process and need a “kick-start” to get things moving towards repair.  While PRP helps recruit some new stem cells to the area, several treatments may be needed in order to recruit adequate stem cells numbers to the injured or treatment site.  

Stem cell injection therapy or full adult stem cell replacement therapy is more powerful than PRP because these treatments enable a greater concentration of stem cells to proliferate and be administered to the treatment site providing quicker renewal and repair response times.   These applications also involve a greater concentration of growth and immune factors that are crucial for the initiation of one’s own adult stem cells. Stem Cell therapy therefore remains the gold standard.

Why Isn’t Full Stem Cell Replacement Therapy Being Offered In the U.S.A?  

Although adult stem cell treatments have been widely used in hospitals for the treatment of blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, experts here in the U.S.A. are restricted.  The current ruling means treatments whereby the cells are subjected to “minimal manipulation”, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains that the therapy becomes a “drug”, which must be specifically approved for use. 

Although this regulation does not apply to those patients who are enrolled in registered clinical trials in the U.S.A. it does result in strict regulation for all routine clinical use stem cell treatments.  For the patient and the medical provider this can be frustrating as it is a very detailed, expensive and lengthy process for the health expert to obtain approval of a clinical use stem cell treatment.  It results in many U.S.A citizens having to travel overseas for their full adult stem cell treatments and therapies.

An example of “minimal manipulation” would be adding additional natural growth and immune factors to the adult stem cells or increasing the adult stem cells in number while they are outside of the body.  Although these processes enhance the renewal and repair process once the stem cells are injected back into the body they are prohibited in the U.S.A. unless performed as part of a clinical trial. 

There is good news.  Successful results of so many U.S.A. clinical trials using adult stem cells provide absolute validation for why these treatments are needed and why they must be made widely available.  Of course there must be regulation, but progress should not be stopped because of it.  Currently, worldwide adult stem cell treatments are being used to help patients recover from over 150 debilitating chronic conditions that were previously thought to be untreatable. 

The U.S.A. has a brilliant opportunity to make adult stem cell treatments widely accessible. Let’s hope it happens sooner rather than later.

The video below shows Dr. Brian Cole of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  He is eliminating the need for patients to have surgery by injecting platelet-rich plasma.  Marci provides an update on her procedure one year on.

Adult Stem Cell Therapy Explained

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Dr. Joel Baumgartner, a board certified physician with a specialized fellowship in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine explains how adult stem cell replacement therapy is the real mccoy and future of regenerative health.

Stem Cell Therapy – Results Not Just For Humans

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

JONESBORO, IL (KFVS)

It’s cutting edge, and it’s happening close to home. Jonesboro veterinarian Dr. Charles Haire says he’s been astonished by the results of a stem cell procedure done in his office.

The patient is an 8-year-old black Labrador retriever named Sylvie who was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in 2006. Sylvie’s owner, Joyce Samuel, says recently her ailment had gotten so bad that the dog could barely stand up after sitting or lying down.

Three weeks ago – Dr. Haire extracted fat cells from Sylvie and sent them to a laboratory in California. The lab separated the stem cells and sent them back to Jonesboro. Dr. Haire then injected the stem cells into Sylvie’s hip joints. Samuel says the results have been dramatic.

“It’s almost like a miracle, it really is,” said Samuel. “When you see a dog that’s limping and almost dragging their leg, and he just gives her a shot. Three weeks later she’s walking, running, playing. It’s great.”

Sylvie was able to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs for the first time since 2006. Dr. Haire says at first he was skeptical of stem cells science. Now he says he’s been astonished by impact the therapy has had on Sylvie.

“I thought this was too good to be true, and I’ve been absolutely amazed,” said Dr. Haire.

Watch the 5th news segment within this video at the 2.53 minute mark to view Sylvie’s incredible recovery:
KPTV – FOX 12

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Stem Cell Therapy For All – It’s About Time

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

It is great to see news channels like ABC now reporting that stem cell therapy is becoming more widely available to the main stream.   It’s about time.

Watch this video.

Surgery Isn’t Always the Best Option – Anna Chose Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Anna suffered from a fractured fibula and back pain after an accident.

After consulting numerous doctors who wanted to perform invasive surgery, Anna decided to have adult stem cell therapy.  In this short video Anna talks about her outcome.

Stem Cells Treating Parkinson’s

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

A wonderful video.  Click the link below to hear Rasheda Ali, the daughter of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali.  Here, Rasheda Ali talks about Muhammad Ali’s struggles with Parkinson’s and her work to find a cure using one’s own stem cells.

Video Link:

Treating Parkinson’s with stem cells

 

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Suzanne Somers: How Doctors Used Stem Cell Technology to Rebuild My Breast

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

At 63 years of age, Suzanne Somers is a true inspiration.  In an article from News Max Health (written by Kathleen Walter and Nick Tate), Suzanne shares her latest breakthrough.

Suzanne Somers agonized over the decision to use a  cutting-edge stem cell technology to reconstruct the breast she lost to cancer.  When she began researching the procedure, it wasn’t being offered in the United  States. Women who wanted to have it performed had to travel to Asia, Germany, or  the Dominican Republic.

In an exclusive video interview with Newsmax Health (shown below), Suzanne  details how she was able to work with doctors at Hollywood  Presbyterian Hospital and federal officials to gain approval to become the first  woman in America to undergo the pioneering technique.

It’s the most incredible advancement in breast cancer treatment that I am aware of,” she says.

The procedure itself is enormously complex, but Suzanne  explains the key elements of the technique.

“Here’s my layman’s interpretation,” she says. “They  took fat from my stomach – boo hoo! – they took that fat and in a highly  technical piece of machinery….whipped the stem cells out.”

By separating out the stem cells, doctors could “clean” them and identify the strongest cells, and discard the weakest ones, she says.

“So it was like the fat was just rich with those  [strongest] stem cells,” Suzanne explains. “And then, again in layman’s terms,  they took something that looked to me like a turkey baster and in the bottom of  this breast they kept injecting, injecting, injecting this fat-and-stem-cell  solution until it blew up to be the same size as the other one.”

Today, she says her new breast is very much like the one  she had before her cancer.

“It’s beautiful, it’s soft, it has full feeling. It’s  all me,” she notes. “And there’s no foreign object, and there’s no scar.”

Somers says she felt it was important for her to undergo  the procedure not just for herself, but to help other women with breast cancer in this  country.

“I am the first woman to legally regrow a breast in the  United States,” she says. “It took me three years to get permission … with  Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, to qualify me for a clinical trial with the  [Food and Drug Administration].”

She wanted to go through the complex experimental  process here – securing approval from a hospital institutional review board  (IRB) and the FDA – so that other women in this country can benefit from her  experience.

“It was important for me to have it done in the United  States because … we’re almost like a Third World country here, relative to stem  cells,” Suzanne says. “Science is supposed to progress. And the fact that  they’ve put up these road blocks with stem cell protocols is pushing back  science. It feels wrong. Most people have to spend their life savings going  offshore to have this done in a country that’s not theirs with doctors they  don’t know.”

She adds: “I wanted it to be an American achievement by  an American doctor  on an American woman so hopefully my clinical trial will open up the possibility  for women in this country to utilize stem cell protocols. And hopefully this  will be the first option in the future. It’s more humane.”

She acknowledges that the procedure is not simple or  easy, and may not be for everyone.

“Liposuction is not for sissies,” she cautions. “When  they removed fat from my stomach — I’m really happy to have given them that fat — but that hurt like crazy.”

Although she extensively researched the procedure before  having it done, she also acknowledges feeling anxious about it, since she was  the first to undergo the procedure.

“I was a human guinea pig because I was the virgin  operation with Dr. Joel Aronowitz,” she says.

But she says the results were worth all the effort,  pain, and anxiety.

“I cannot tell you what a thrill it is to look down and  see myself whole again,” she says.

“I’ve had a hard time keeping my clothes on it looks so  nice!”

She envisions a day when doctors can remove the cancer  from a woman’s breast and immediately take fat “from whatever part of the body  she wants to get rid of it” and regrow her breast using stem cells. She also  believes the procedure might one day be used to replace other body parts — including limbs and heart valves.

“The future is so clearly in nanotechnology and stem  cells, and I actually feel very proud that I might have opened this door a crack  to stem cell protocols,” she says.

“In the future when we’re able to utilize them, you’ll  be able regrow heart valves and, down the road, limbs. Imagine what this might  mean for enlisted people?”

But for now, she says the message is clear: This  stem-cell procedure can work for women with breast cancer, and she feels she’s in the best position to  raise awareness about it.

“Women listen to me,” she says. “I’ve sold 25 million  books around the world, and they look to me as the alternative layperson face. I  wanted to do this not only for me, but I wanted to do this for them. And, in  fact, I saw in the footage when I came out of the ether, the first thing I said — in my drug haze — is this is a great advance for women.”

To see more on Suzanne’s breast reconstruction procedure, go to her website at: suzannesomers.com..

Coming next week to Newsmax Health: How other women can benefit from stem cell  procedures.

Editor’s Note: Suzanne Somers Interviews the Doctors Quietly Curing  Cancer.

© 2012 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Adult Stem Cell Success for Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Click the video below to hear Barry speak about his incredible journey and his turn around since receiving adult stem cell treatment.

When Barry Goudy found out he had multiple sclerosis he feared the worst. Doctors told him he might lose his eye sight and the ability to walk.  As a very active husband, father and hockey coach, Barry couldn’t think of anything worse than losing his ability to get around.  But then he learned of a new way to treat MS with a stem cell transplant. The transplant worked and today he’s living proof of the miracles that can come from Adult Stem Cell Research.

Stem Cell Trial for ALS Patients

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Doctors are using stem cells in a clinical trial for those who suffer from ALS. This is the first clinical trial of its kind for ALS patients.  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Click the link below to hear from Tom Elliott who has taken part in the trial.

http://www.king5.com/health/Trial-under-way-to-test-treatment-of-ALS-using-human-stem-cells-112755984.html