Category Archives: Stem Cell Therapy for Specific Conditions

Stroke Patients Able to Walk Again After Stem Cell Transplant

A study performed by Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California with the lead author Dr. Gary Steinberg that included a small number of stroke participants had promising results that have been met with positivity because this could be a life-changing treatment for a lot of stroke patients. The results were published in […]

Human Placenta-derived Cell for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immunologically mediated disease of the central nervous system that is prevalent worldwide. It can occur at any age, but the onset is most frequent in adults aged 20 to 50 years. The most common type, known as relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) consists of an episodic disorder that can evolve into a […]

Effect of Stem Cell Therapy in Motor Function and Brain Connectivity in Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most prevalent motor disorder of childhood. It affects 2-3 per 1,000 live births. CP typically results from in utero or perinatal brain injury such as hypoxic insult, hemorrhage, or stroke, and it can affect movement and muscle tone, or posture. CP is the most common motor […]

Are More Stem Cells Better?: New Study Using High-Cumulative-Dose Stem Cell Therapy for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?  Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic, life-threatening disease with a gradual worsening of pulmonary function and shortness of breath, and the median survival time of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was estimated to be 2.5–3.5 years. Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. […]

Methods for Delivering Stem Cells for Regeneration of Heart Tissue after Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI) results in irreversible loss of cardiomyocytes (CMs) and can often lead to heart failure. Due to the minimal regeneration capacity of the myocardium, novel therapeutic techniques are needed. Myocardial infarction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is the main cause of heart failure. It can be caused by […]

Long-Term Safety of Umbilical Cord MSCs for Lupus

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that can be derived from different sources, including adult and fetal tissues. They can be derived from bone marrow, fatty tissue, cord blood, umbilical cord, placenta, amniotic fluid, synovium, and dental pulp.  There are currently over 300 clinical trials evaluating MSCs therapeutic utility in a variety of diseases […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple System Atrophy

What is Multiple System Atrophy? Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare, degenerative neurological disorder affecting your body’s involuntary (autonomic) functions, including blood pressure, breathing, bladder function, and motor control. Formerly called Shy-Drager syndrome, olivopontocerebellar atrophy, or striatonigral degeneration, MSA shares many Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms, such as slow movement, rigid muscles, and poor balance. Is […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetes mellitus prevalence has increased immensely due to worldwide changes in nutrition and lifestyle and is currently estimated to affect 425 million adults in 2017 and to increase to 629 million patients by 2045. What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU)?   Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients who have […]

Stem Cell Therapy After a Stroke

What is a Stroke?  A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes, that is why it’s a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease that is characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bone tissue. It affects 44 million Americans and more than 200 million people worldwide.  The main characteristics of osteoporosis are bone loss and microstructural degeneration. It causes the bones to become weak and brittle, […]