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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

... and treatments for ataxia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and MS which are often covered by China Ste...re doing for neurological diseases using umbilical cord stem cells." In 2006, Beike Biotechnology completed two studies involving eight patients with ALS....

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...lly, but directly into the fluid around the spinal cord through a little push. However, it may have side effects such as nausea, dizziness or blurred vision due to the fact that it is a very strong drug. Prialt, or ziconotide, is the result of more than 20 years research by a scientist born in the Phili...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...at is necessary for the regeneration of the spinal cord after traumatic injury. The findings by research... body is unable to repair itself after most spinal cord injuries. The study, led by Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assistant professor in UCSDs Department of ...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...usetts. And a study involving patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, including veter... said Dr. Irene M. Estores, a specialist in spinal cord injury and in physical medicine and rehabilitation at that hospital. But in the long run, the device...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...splant in an eight-year-old Ugandan boy using the cord blood cells from an American donor, at a fraction ...d an unrelated but compatible American donor whose cord blood matched Howard's needs and carried out the bone marrow transplant that saved the boy's life. D...

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...that waiting just two minutes to cut the umbilical cord after birth, can give babies a 'significant' healt... the study, boffins analysed 15 previous trials on cord clamping from 11 countries. About half of babies had immediate cord clamping, while the rest had the...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

...for a marrow match, patients can receive umbilical cord blood, which also contains blood stem cells. But the number of stem cells in one cord of blood is often not adequate for older children and adults, leaving them with diminished immune fu...

60% of Infertile Couples are Okay With Allowing Unused Embryos for Stem Cell Research

...counterparts derived from adults or from umbilical cord blood. Currently, federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is limited to research on stem cell lines derived from embryos before August 2001, and may not be used for any research in which an embryo is destroyed. Funding from private or stat...

Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

...pany, will exclusively license its human umbilical cord perivascular cell (HUCPVC) technology to Stem Cell...ar mesenchymal stem cells from the human umbilical cord and we are extremely pleased to now be able to provide this opportunity to parents across the U.S., ...

Cord Blood may Hold Potential Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Boffins have found that umbilical cord blood might safely preserve insulin production in ...e 1 diabetes whose families banked their umbilical cord blood at birth, and gave seven patients ages 2 to 7 intravenous infusions of stem cells isolated fro...

Indian-born Australian Scientist Wins Award for Stem Cell Research

...ions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and even breast cancer." Hailing from Moga in Ferozepur district, Sidhu completed his doctorate from Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. He did his post-doctoral work in reproductive physiology, working on humans and variety of mamm...

'Missing Link' Stem Cells may Shorten Path to Therapies

...ts for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and numerous other illnesses. One of the great challenges of cell biology is figuring out how stem cells -- found in embryos and in certain adult tissues -- remain unspecialized or "pluripotent," mai...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

... related to neural activity in the brain or spinal cord of humans. The authors found that the nucleus accumbens, an area in the brain involved with the anticipation of reward, becomes selectively more active when high risk-high payoff choices were made under conditions of sleep deprivation. Further, the...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

...al Hospital when a blood vessel burst on his vocal cord in the middle of his band's North American tour. S...lood vessels from vocal overuse, papillomas (vocal cord growths) and precancerous lesions on the vocal cords," says Adam Klein, MD, of the Emory Voice Cente...

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...ffects neurons, the cells of the brain and spinal cord that carry information, create thought and perception, and allow the brain to control the body. Surrounding and protecting some of these neurons is a fatty layer known as the myelin sheath, which helps neurons carry electrical signals. MS causes...

Death and Disability from Brain Injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report

...other neurological injuries such as stroke, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. "This is the first therapy exists that improves the outcome of brain injury patients," says Dr. Wright. Emory's researchers designed a clinical trial to assess the promise of progesterone for treatment of TBI. Their t...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

In the past, the newborns umbilical cord was not clamped right after birth, thus allowing t...s replaced by early clamping, that is, cutting the cord immediately after the infant is expelled. However, this new practice lacks studies corroborating its...

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

... a researcher writing in this weeks BMJ. Spinal cord injuries, although rare, are a major cause of permanently disabling injuries and death in rugby. In 2001 a wide-ranging injury prevention programme was introduced by the New Zealand Rugby Union in partnership with the Accident Compensation Corpora...

30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation'

...eparated from her spine, although her skin, spinal cord and other internal organs remained intact. The rar...ly off the top of the spinal column. The spinal cord carrying all the vital nerves between the brain and the rest of the body is often severed in severe ...

UK too Will Insist on Folic Acid in Bread

...sed by incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord and/or their protective coverings. This occurs when the fetus' spine fails to close properly during the early stages of pregnancy. It is generally recommended that women who are trying to become pregnant, or are already pregnant, should take a 400 ...

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