Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.

MS Patients Flock to Russia for Stem Cell Therapy

People from all around the world are flocking to Moscow, Russia, for innovative stem cell therapies for MS. Multiple sclerosis is a crippling disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. MS is an autoimmune disease that is unpredictable and affects different people in different ways. Clinical management and pharmacotherapy can help relieve symptoms and [Read More]

Long-Lasting Vascular Access for Patients on Dialysis

Long-Lasting Vascular Access for Patients on Dialysis Receives FDA Designation One of the first RMAT (regenerative medicine advanced therapy) designations from the US Food and Drug Administration has been awarded to Humacyl, an investigational human acellular vessel (HAV). Carrie Cox, CEO and chairman of Humacyte, the company that makes Humacyl, said the designation is an [Read More]

Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists Reprogram Brain Cells to Treat Parkinson’s Scientists in Europe have developed a new method of reprogramming brain cells to treat Parkinson’s disease. The experiments were conducted in mice to see if some of the movement disorders that characterize Parkinson’s could be corrected. Parkinson’s Disease: An Overview Parkinson’s disease is the result of neurons (brain [Read More]

Donor Skin Cells Help Preserve Sight in Macular Degeneration

Researchers in Japan have made what may be a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of macular degeneration. In a procedure that could make stem cell transplantation a reality, a man with age-related macular degeneration received iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from a donor’s skin cells. The multi-step procedure involved converting the donor iPSCs to [Read More]

Healing Burns without Scars

Stem Cell Treatment May Hold the Key In an exciting development in the field of stem cell research, scientists have developed an innovative device that uses the patient’s own stem cells to treat burns and heal the skin without scarring. This is the first time stem cells have been used to directly heal and mend [Read More]

What Can $294 Million Do For Regenerative Medicine?

Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen has become known as the $294 million man. As an inventor and entrepreneur, Kamen’s passion for technology has helped his company, DEKA Research & Development, create many groundbreaking products over the years, such as the first portable insulin delivery system, an electronic wheelchair that can take the stairs, and a robotic prosthetic arm. [Read More]

This Startup Is Galvanizing Regenerative Medicine Applications

On January 19, 2017, Stem Pharm Inc. received a $290,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. This funding will allow the University of Wisconsin-Madison startup company to pursue groundbreaking achievements, such as the development of sophisticated biological materials, that make it possible to manufacture stem cells for medical use. Stem Pharm’s founder, William Murphy, [Read More]

Hope to Patients with Rare Blood Disorder

Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) may not be widely known, but it is a very severe blood disorder that prevents bone marrow from producing enough red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Research Program recently completed a groundbreaking study aimed at developing potential treatments for this blood [Read More]

Wake Forest Institute Turns 3D Printing Efforts Toward Skin

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has made major headlines throughout the past year, thanks to their 3-D printing innovations. After breaking new ground by successfully transplanting functional 3-D printed ear, bone, and muscle tissue structures into animals, the researchers and scientists at WFIRM began placing focus in the arena of 3-D printed skin.

Could Stem Cells Save Your Vision?

Before the dawn of the age of stem cell therapy, irreversible diseases, conditions, and injuries were just that: incurable. But over the past few years, stem cell research has indisputably proven that the impossible is now possible. One recent study, for example, experimented with growing new retina tissue in mice with end-stage retinal degeneration. The [Read More]

Understanding Totipotent Stem Cells

Within the world of stem cell research, “pluripotent” has been the keyword for years, and for good reason: pluripotent cells have the ability to transform into any type of cell that makes up the body. However, a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley recently uncovered that pluripotent stem cells can [Read More]

Stem Cells Could Help Restore Testosterone

Testosterone is often considered the hormone that defines masculinity, and men who lack enough testosterone encounter unwanted health problems such as muscle loss, sexual dysfunction, and fatigue. This condition is formally known as male hypogonadism, and until now the only treatments available have involved hormone replacement therapy with questionable side effects. With a third of [Read More]

The Revolutionary New Treatment for Microtia

Microtia is a congenital deformity that most people don’t know about, but it impacts thousands of children every year who are born with the condition. Though the idea for genetically engineered ears has existed for many years, a combination of political and bureaucratic obstacles have prevented them from being available in the United States for [Read More]

The 2016 Innovator of the Year is a Regenerative Medicine Physician

Regenerative medicine continues to become more mainstream and available to the general population, which has major implications for achieving health and wellness in the fact of major obstacles. Perhaps nothing indicates the growth of regenerative medicine quite like Anthony Atala, M.D., the director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), being named the 2016 [Read More]

The 21st Century Cures Act

Advocates and opposition of the 21st Century Cures Act alike waited with bated breath throughout December to learn if President Obama would approve the act into a law before the New Year, and as of December 15 he did. This massive piece of legislation will have far reaching impacts on numerous components of medical research, [Read More]

A Surprising Merger between a Gaming Company and Regenerative Medicine Business

Mergers between existing medical companies aren’t uncommon, but a December merger between the game company Majesco Entertainment, Inc. and Salt Lake City’s regenerative medicine business Polarity is making major headlines. Together, the firm will be known as PolarityTE and headquartered in Salt Lake City, led by two former Johns Hopkins School of Medicine residents in [Read More]

Intro to Orthobiologics Medicine for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Physicians, and Pain Management

Date: January 14-15, 2017 – 11/2 days, full day Saturday, 1/2 day Sunday – CME’s provided Place: RMT Institute, 304 Tequesta Dr. Tequesta, FL 33469 Faculty: Dr. Joseph Purita, Dr. Joseph Ruane and Marcia James, BSN, CCRN , Clinical Director EmCyte Corporation Course requirements: All are welcome Saturday – Didactic morning session, Cadaver lab afternoon session – directed [Read More]

COPD Patients Breathing Easier

COPD, which is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a term used to describe a range of lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, some types of bronchiectasis, and refractory asthma. In the initial stages, patients are often asymptomatic, but will typically experience an increasing degree of breathlessness as the disease progresses. COPD is characterized [Read More]

Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Nerve Damage from Diabetes?

One of the earliest signs and most common complications of diabetes is nerve damage. The high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood can injure nerve fibers in any part of the body, but this damage most often occurs in the legs and feet. This serious complication of diabetes is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Bad Knees? Your Nose Could Help

Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. By the time they are 85 years old, one in two Americans has symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee. It is estimated that by the year 2040, roughly 78 million Americans will have physician-diagnosed arthritis. Arthritis is the result of wear-and-tear of the joints. With advancing age, the [Read More]

Scientists on the Brink of Curing Hereditary Deafness

Hereditary deafness is passed on from parent to child. People born with this condition have a complete inability to hear on account of faulty cells in the inner ear. Currently, the only treatment for hereditary deafness is an artificial cochlear implant. Now, scientists have succeeded in growing healthy, functional human cochlear cells from stem cells, [Read More]

Personalized Treatment for BiPolar Disorder: Are Stem Cells the Answer?

Everyone goes through ups and downs in life, but for people with bipolar disorder, these shifts in mood are dramatic and severe, affecting their ability to carry on with daily life. The illness, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is associated with distinct variations in emotions, mood, energy, sleep patterns, behaviors, and activity. Bipolar people alternate [Read More]

CTX-DP: Drug Therapy for Brain Injury from Stroke

An American suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. This adds up to nearly 800,000 strokes nationwide each year. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the third highest cause of death in the United States. Stroke claims an estimated 140,000 American lives each year. Nearly 75 percent of strokes affect people over the [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a rare form of diabetes, typically diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Previously known as juvenile diabetes, it affects only 5 percent of the total number of people with diabetes. In people with type 1 diabetes, the islet beta cells in the pancreas do not produce a sufficient amount of insulin. Insulin [Read More]

Ethically Diverse Patients Struggle to Find Stem Cell Matches

A new documentary titled Mixed Match recently screened at the Reel Asian International Film Festival to highlight the struggles of ethnically diverse patients in search of stem cells for life-changing transplants. According to the Canadian Blood Services, stem cell transplants can treat more than 80 diseases and disorders, but recent research suggests that ethnically diverse [Read More]

Making Blood in the Lab

In what is an unprecedented achievement, researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have succeeded in making blood in the laboratory using stem cells. The team of scientists has overcome what is perhaps the biggest hurdle in creating on-order stem cell lines that can serve as an alternative to a bone marrow [Read More]

Devastated Family Seeks Stem Cell Donor

When three-year-old Ava Stark was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder earlier this year, her family was told that she would not survive without a stem cell transplant. Thus began a search for a potential donor who could give the gift of life to the toddler from Lochgelly in Fife, Scotland. Now, after two failed [Read More]

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