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Stem cells cure heart failure? What "breakthrough" study shows

Snippets: "Is a cure for heart failure on the horizon? In a finding some are calling a breakthrough, heart failure patients given stem cells taken from their own bodies showed dramatic and lasting improvement."
08 July 2011 @ 10:51 am
Lab-made organ implanted for first time

Snippet: For the first time, a patient has received a synthetic windpipe that was created in a lab with the patient's own stem cells and without using human donor tissue
Adult Stem Cell Success: Cells Touted as Curing Man’s AIDS

This is a prolife source, but it has a lot of links to extra info.
This is AMAZING!!!

Man appears free of HIV after stem cell transplant

snippet: A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Study Shows Damaged Corneas May Be Regenerated With Patients' Stem Cells

snippet: A regenerative treatment that uses stem cells taken from the patient's own eyes is helping some blind patients see again.

Italian researchers report that the stem cell procedure resulted in successful corneal transplantation in three-fourths of patients with blindness in one or both eyes, caused in most patients by chemical or thermal burns.

Vision was at least partially restored in patients who did not have major damage to other parts of the affected eye
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life campaign set to launch

"the exact number of conditions that can be successfully treated by adult stem cells “is growing weekly. It’s over 70, and soon it will be 80.”

Currently the most common and effective treatments using stem cells are various forms of cancers and anemias, he said, though adult stem cells have also repaired heart attack damage, treated leukemias, lymphomas, spinal cord injuries and helped patients with multiple sclerosis and juvenile diabetes.

When asked about the embryonic stem cell research debate, Prentice noted, “No human beings have even been injected yet” in embryonic stem cell research. Published science, however, has verified the successful treatments of thousands of patients using adult stem cells."

The article also links to the website http://www.stemcellresearchfacts.org
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Adult stem cells cure child of sickle cell anemia

Snippet: "[Cells from] Isaac's umbilical cord blood, adult stem cells, [were] going to save my son's life, and that adult stem cell got my son cured today. He is healed," Darlene adds. "What I'm talking about is no more sickle cell, no more running to the hospital, no more fevers, no more blood transfusion. He's a healthy child today."
06 May 2009 @ 04:58 pm
Bone-repairing stem cell jab hope

snippets: "A team at Keele University is testing injectible stem cells that they say they can control with a magnet.

Once injected these immature cells can be guided to precisely where their help is needed and encouraged to grow new cartilage and bone, work on mice shows.

The aim is to treat patients with injuries and arthritis the UK National Stem Cell Network conference heard.

The injection would use the patient's own stem cells, harvested from their bone marrow."
06 May 2009 @ 04:44 pm
Chemist Cites Advance in Stem-Cell Field

snippet: Scientists have reprogrammed mature skin cells into an embryonic-like state by using proteins instead of genes, a key advance aimed at overcoming safety concerns in one of the hottest areas of biological research.