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Tag: Stem Cell Therapy

Australian treated with new cell-based therapy

Published: June 1, 2015

In a rare surgery, a 35-year-old Australian woman with a spinal injury for 14 long years regained her sensory ability after undergoing a new cell-based therapy at a hospital here, doctors said on Monday.

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell (HESC) also proved beneficial for Perry Gross as she gained back her standing capability, which she had lost after suffering a major trauma while playing rugby.

Wheelchair-equipped dog is candidate for stem cell therapy, adoption

Published: March 4, 2015

Bolt dog wheelchair-2WALKER, MI — Bolt, a two-year-old terrier mix, behaves just like any other dog at Kelley’s Animal Clinic.

When called or tempted with a treat, he rears his head, ears perked in interest.

Unlike other dogs, however, Bolt needs a bit of mechanical help to get around.

Equipped with a set of wheels mounted to his hind quarters, the small white and brown dog continues to thrive even after suffering an accident that left him without control of his lower half.

Hope: Two paralyzed Georgia teens take different paths on stem cell treatment

Published: January 12, 2015

Hannah Locke paralyzed athleteStem cell therapy holds promise for people whose conditions leave them without much hope.

But it also poses a dilemma:

Stay and wait for U.S. stem cell experiments to pan out and receive government approval, or go abroad for treatments where breakthroughs have been touted but caution is being urged.

That dilemma has played out in Northwest Georgia with two teens whose accidents left them in wheelchairs.

Quadriplegic veteran to receive stem cell treatments

Published: January 8, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Quadriplegic veteran TJ WilliamsLAWTON, Okla. A stem cell surgery procedure, not yet approved by the FDA, could give a local paralyzed veteran the use of his arms again.

Two years ago, retired Senior Airman Ted “TJ” Williams was left as a quadriplegic when his Humvee rolled over in a freak accident while on duty in Montana. He spent several weeks in a coma.

Now, he and his wife have found a surgery that may improve his physical abilities.

Tory Williams combats controversy surrounding stem cell therapy with new book

Published: September 10, 2014

Inevitable-CollisionMary Ann Liebert Inc. makes foray from scientific and medical journals to consumer arena with launch of new non-fiction work, ‘Inevitable Collision’

(New Rochelle, New York) September 10, 2014 – Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring Story that Brought Stem Cell Research to Conservative America, in an effort to bring awareness to the growing conversation and debate surrounding stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

Stem-cell advances may quell ethics debate

Published: June 22, 2014

Robert WaddellRobert Waddell says he’s glad the stem cells that healed him came from “a guy who was 50 years old” and not a human embryo.

As a Catholic, Waddell opposes the destruction of embryos and didn’t want to rely on embryonic stem cells to cure his kidney disease. But he avoided this moral dilemma by getting bone marrow stem cells from a friend who donated a kidney as part of a University of Louisville study.

“It has nothing to do with embryonic stem cells,” said Waddell, a 47-year-old father of four. “That made it a lot easier.”

StemCells, Inc. Posts Letter to Shareholders

Published: May 29, 2014

stemcellsinc-logoNEWARK, Calif., May 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM), a leading stem cell company developing novel cell-based therapeutics for disorders of the central nervous system, posted today the following Letter to Shareholders from its President and CEO, Martin McGlynn.

“Why are we so excited about these findings and why should you be, too?”

‘Unproven treatment of spinal injuries can cause paralysis’

Published: April 24, 2014

The rampant unauthorised and unproven stem cell transplant for spinal cord injury can leave a person paralysed below the level of injury, health experts said Thursday.

Issuing a statement to caution people about such practices and create awareness on the issue, the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) said: “There is an urgent need to create awareness on the issue, and advise the spinal cord injured and their families to make informed decisions regarding the plethora of ‘effective’ stem transplant treatments being offered across the world.”

Gene therapy improves limb function following spinal cord injury

Published: April 1, 2014

Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in animals and humans, gene therapy may hold the potential to one day treat people with spinal cord injuries.

Wounded Pa. soldier seeks Chinese stem cell cure

Published: March 23, 2014

YORK, Pa. — A York County soldier left partially paralyzed when he was shot in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is banking on stem cells to help him regain movement.

Matthew Hanes, 22, of Manchester Township will head to China in April to undergo surgery to repair part of his damaged spinal cord.

Doctors essentially will use minor surgery and stem cell therapy to build a bridge over two vertebrae that were shattered when Hanes was shot.