Stem Cell Transplant

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(…)

Combating Sickle Cell Disease with Cord Blood Stem Cells

Combating Sickle Cell Disease with Cord Blood Stem Cells

June 19 is designated as World Sickle Cell Day. The international observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenge presented by the common, non-malignant blood disorder. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The sickled or c-shaped red blood cells(…)

Donated umbilical cord blood stem cells ‘save’ leukaemia man

Donated umbilical cord blood stem cells ‘save’ leukaemia man

A man who was given 18 months to live after being diagnosed with leukaemia has said his life has been saved by stem cells taken from umbilical cords. David Pyne, from Baguley, Manchester, was given a transplant of cells donated following births in France and the US. The 60-year-old, who is in remission, was forced(…)