Research

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(…)

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Hurler Syndrome; A Need For Screening Babies with a rare inherited disease may be spared from permanent brain damage if they receive an umbilical cord blood transplantat before they are 9 months old. Experts say the findings emphasize the need for early diagnosis of the condition, called Hurler syndrome, preferably through newborn screening programs. Hurler(…)

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(…)