Cord blood cures girl’s brain injury
Thanks to a re-infusion of cord blood stem cells, a little girl has recovered from a critical brain injury.
Adult Stem-cell Research Promising a World of Goods
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Doctors at Yale University have successfully implanted a biodegradable scaffold seeded with a four-year-old girl’s own bone-marrow cells to help treat a serious heart defect, as WSJ’s Heartbeat column describes.
Obtaining these cells still involves an invasive procedure unlike dental stem cell banking but less so than obtaining stem cells from bone marrow.
The breakthrough suggests that the cheek cells have wide-ranging potential for future therapies for immune system-related diseases.
A novel technique that uses a kidney transplant recipient’s own stem cells may someday replace or reduce the initial use of anti-rejection medications, new research suggests.
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disorder that makes the skin so fragile that the slightest friction causes blisters and skin tears due to lack of collagen in the skin. A new treatment using stem cells from bone marrow to repair the skin of patients with a fatal skin disease with EB is showing promise.
Patients might one day be able to grow their own organs to replace diseased or damaged body parts – offering a potential solution to the global donor shortage crisis – one of the world's leading transplant surgeons says today.