Autoimmune Diseases

MS Stem Cell Therapy Could be Key to Cure.

MS Stem Cell Therapy Could be Key to Cure.

Pioneering MS Stem Cell Therapy Decades ago, while working as a Fellow at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Richard Burt noticed that the leukaemia patients he was helping to treat had lost their protection to childhood illnesses and needed to be “re-vaccinated”. Cells had been impacted by the cancer treatment and had lost their “memory” of the(…)

Scleroderma: In The Spotlight

Scleroderma: In The Spotlight

February is Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Awareness Month.  This week we’re asking “what is scleroderma?” and “can stem cells help?” Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Raynaud’s is a condition which is commonly associated with scleroderma although the two aren’t exclusive to one another; Raynaud’s can be present with other conditions.  Most commonly affecting the extremities of the body(…)

Cure For Type 1 Diabetes Imminent After Harvard Stem Cell Breakthrough

Cure For Type 1 Diabetes Imminent After Harvard Stem Cell Breakthrough

A cure for Type 1 Diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a breakthrough hailed as significant as antibiotics. Harvard University has, for the first time, managed to manufacture the millions of beta cells required for transplantation. It could mean the end of daily insulin injections(…)

Autoimmune Disease: In the Spotlight

Autoimmune Disease: In the Spotlight

What is an Autoimmune Disease? An autoimmune disease is the result of your immune system attacking the healthy cells in your body, mistaking them for foreign cells. Foreign cells are cells which could cause the body harm such as infections.  The type of autoimmune disease which ensues after such attacks will depend on which cells(…)

Stiff Person Syndrome: Stem Cells Treat Rare Disease

Stiff Person Syndrome: Stem Cells Treat Rare Disease

Stiff Person Syndrome treated with Stem Cells. Canadian doctors have begun using stem cell transplants to treat “stiff person syndrome,” a rare neurological condition in which a patient’s leg and other muscles suddenly contract painfully, often leaving them immobilized like a tin soldier. The disorder, which affects an estimated one in a million people, occurs(…)

Umbilical Cord Tissue being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Umbilical Cord Tissue being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Translational Biosciences, a subsidiary of Medistem Panama, has received the green light for a phase I/II clinical trial using human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSC) for multiple sclerosis from the Comité Nacional de Bioética de la Investigación (CNEI) Institutional Review Board (IRB). Mesenchymal stem cells harvested from donated human umbilical cord tissue after normal,(…)