Can Stem Cells Help Rams’ Todd Gurley’s Knee?

The Rams’ Todd Gurley avoiding the Patriots’ Lawrence Guy during Super Bowl LIII on February 3. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald; photo credit: Digital First Media via Getty Images)GETTY The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back, Todd Gurley, has had lingering issues with his left knee since he was drafted in 2015. The knee was bothering […]

Are Stem Cell Transplants A Cure For HIV? Not So Fast

A second patient appears to have been “cured” of HIV following a stem cell transplant procedure, which replaces unhealthy, infected cells, with healthy blood cell precursors. The first successful stem cell transplant occurred in the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown, in 2008 and, ten years later, he is still free of HIV. The current unidentified […]

Lawsuits claim no live stem cells in umbilical cord blood stem cell products

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Four Texas patients have filed lawsuits claiming that expensive off the shelf stem cell injections caused them to get violently sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those injections to ease pain are not approved by the FDA. And, worse, their lawyer claims the products that were used don’t […]

Parents of thalassemic children cry foul over haplo stem cell transplant

Parents of many thalassemic patients, who died after undergoing haploidentical (partially-matched) stem cell or bone marrow transplant at the Soni Manipal Hospital in Jaipur, feel cheated. By the hospital doctor’s admission, 14 of the 26 thalassemia patients have died in less than a year-and-a-half of undergoing the partially matched bone marrow transplant (BMT) since the […]

New discovery in stem cells may help build strong muscles in old age

Researchers have found how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. As we grow older, our muscular function declines. So, according to the researchers, this discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. For the study, published in the journal […]

Check the potential misuse of stem cell therapy

The Union ministry of health and family welfare’s proposal to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, to regulate the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of stem cells and stem cell-based products is critical to prevent potential misuse. Since Dolly the sheep was cloned from an adult somatic cell in 1996, experiments using stem cell […]