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

Effects of Low-Calorie Diet on Stem Cells and Aging

Researchers have found that a low-calorie diet has effects on the stem cell circadian rhythm that could slow down the aging process. Experiments in mice have revealed that, with age, the biological clock in stem cells begins to focus on alternate cell processes. Instead of focusing on maintaining tissues, it begins to focus on DNA [Read More]

Stem Cell Protein for Breast Cancer Treatment

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that differentiate in response to certain signals. Researchers have long understood that cancerous cells are in some ways similar to stem cells. Now scientists are investigating whether a stem cell protein can be used to kill breast cancer cells. Stem Cells and Breast Cancer

Researchers Gain Ground in Tissue Engineered Anal Sphincters

A team of researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has gained considerable ground in a quest to engineer digestive system tissue. The ability to create replacement digestive tissue offers exciting possibilities in the treatment of a number of gastrointestinal conditions, ranging from inflammatory bowel disease and fecal incontinence to short gut syndrome [Read More]

Stem Cells May Be the Link between Cancer and Bacteria

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Approximately 28,000 Americans receive a new diagnosis of gastric cancer each year. At any given time, close to 100,000 Americans are living with gastric cancer. The disease claims more than 10,000 lives annually. Stomach cancer is most commonly diagnosed in men and women between the ages of 65 and 74. In addition to age, diet [Read More]

Stem Cells: The Secret of Healing Bones

Many people have suffered a broken bone in their lives. Although painful, broken bones heal quite well and the person can return to normal activity. The secret of healing bones lies in stem cells which give this tissue a natural ability to repair and renew. Bones: A Dynamic Tissue Most people think of bones as [Read More]

Cancer Treatment with Antibiotic and Vitamin C

A new study has indicated cancer treatment may be possible with a combined therapy of antibiotics along with a nontoxic agent like vitamin C. This novel strategy may pave the way to treat resistant or recurrent cancers. Cancer Treatment with Antibiotic and Vitamin C Researchers used combined therapy of doxycycline (an antibiotic) and vitamin C [Read More]

Stem Cell Research Sheds Light on Age-Related Osteoporosis

Researchers at China’s Zhejiang University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham have mapped cell mechanisms and shed light on the development of age-related osteoporosis. Age-Related Osteoporosis: An Overview Osteoporosis is known as the brittle bone disease. The condition is associated with weak bones that are at an increased risk of fractures. In healthy people, [Read More]

Stem Cell Model Developed for Rare Neurological Condition

Researchers at the UC – San Diego School of Medicine have led an international team of investigators to create a stem cell model for a rare neurological condition known as Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). AGS: A Devastating Neurological Condition Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) is an inherited autoimmune disorder that is progressive and associated with inflammation in the [Read More]

Stem Cells Key to Strong Muscles in Old Age

Researchers at the University of Rochester have discovered that stem cells are the key to strong muscles in old age. They found that muscle stem cells in animal models drive muscle loss in old age, contrary to the currently prevailing idea that muscular decline with advancing age is on account of motor neuron loss. The [Read More]

Stem Cell Trial for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Researchers are conducting an exciting new clinical trial with the hope of finding a way to reduce the severity of organ injury and improve recovery in people with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Phase 2 of the study is in progress and participants are being recruited at University of California – San Francisco, Ohio State [Read More]

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Stem Cells

Stem Cells Arabia has sponsored a study investigating whether intervention with mesenchymal stem cell therapy in children with cerebral palsy is safe and effective. Cerebral Palsy: Definition and Treatment Cerebral palsy is a disorder of the neuromuscular system caused by an insult to the developing brain. Commonly known as CP, the disorder is caused by [Read More]

New Research into Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Stem Cell Treatment

Researchers at Egypt’s Assiut University are studying the application of stem cell treatment for chronic diabetic foot ulcers. The interventional study, which is not yet open for enrollment, is an open-label single group assessment. Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Amputations It is estimated that approximately 15 percent of diabetics develop a foot ulcer at some point [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophe

A study sponsored by Stem Cells Arabia is investigating the safety and efficacy of autologous marrow-derived stem cell therapy in children and adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked genetic disorder that primarily affects boys and is characterized by progressive muscle weakness.  The condition is caused by [Read More]

Stem Cell Con Man Exposed

Regenerative medicine researcher and thoracic surgeon, Swiss-born Paolo Macchiarini, once hailed as a miracle worker, medical pioneer, and star surgeon, has been exposed as a con man. Sporting a handsome face and easy charm, for a while, the celebrity scientist had nearly everyone fooled. The Rise and Fall of Paolo Macchiarini

Scientists Develop Potential Stem Cell Cure for Baldness

In what is good news for the millions of Americans with partial or complete hair loss, scientists at the University of Southern California have developed a potential new stem cell cure for baldness. Is Bald Really Beautiful? Perhaps if you’re a baby or Vin Diesel. For the ordinary American, however, baldness can be a source [Read More]

ALS Research Gets Boost with $16 Million Grant

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has given a $16 million grant to Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc., a stem cell developer in Israel. The grant will support a phase III trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS: An Overview ALS is a progressive disorder of painless muscle weakness. It is also known as Lou [Read More]

Australian Scientists Print Brain Tissue

Researchers in Australia have used a 3D printer to create nerve cells found in the human brain. The neurons were created with a special type of bio-ink derived from stem cells. It is hoped that these printed brain cells will be able to someday help people afflicted by neurological conditions. 3D Printing of Human Cells [Read More]

Stem Cells Could Help Corneal Wounds Heal Faster

The healing of corneal wounds is a complex process. Delayed or incomplete healing of the cornea is a cause for concern. Now, a new study has shown that stem cells could prove helpful in people with complicated corneal wound healing. Corneal Wounds: An Overview The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye and is [Read More]

Stem Cell Implants in the Brain Could Delay Aging

Scientists at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine have conducted experiments and found that stem cell implants in the brains of mice can stop aging and help the treated animals remain fitter for longer. What part of the brain controls aging? The experiments have helped researchers identify that a part of the brain called [Read More]

Scientists Develop Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer

Scientists at the University of California – Irvine have developed a stem cell therapy to target and kill cancer cells without some of the toxic effects typically associated with chemotherapy. Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer The group in Irvine programmed stem cells obtained from the human bone marrow to identify cancer cells based on their [Read More]

Stem Cells Help Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip or knee replacement surgery helps people with advanced arthritis regain and maintain mobility. The need for joint replacement increases with age and about 10 percent of people require total knee replacement by the age of 80. It is estimated that around 7 million Americans have undergone joint replacement. In the next couple of decades, [Read More]

ONC201 May Help Treat Refractory Cancer

Researchers at Oncoceutics, Inc., have identified a molecule known as ONC201 that could help treat refractory cancer. ONC201 alters the gene expression of cancer stem cells and prevents them from self-renewing. Cancer stem cells play a key role in cancer recurrence and lack of response to chemoradiation treatments. Cancer Stem Cells and ONC201 Cancer stem [Read More]

Researchers Discover Why Leukemia Relapses

A group of researchers in Canada, led by Dr. John Dick at the University of Toronto, have discovered the reason for the mysterious relapse of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in some patients. The findings provide insight into why certain patients are fated to relapse while others achieve remission with standard chemotherapy.

Material Biologists Develop Smart Hydrogels

Hydrogels are materials that mimic the properties of biologic tissues. They are used in stem cell therapy and drug delivery. Conventional hydrogels are synthetic polymers or biomolecules that serve as passive frameworks for cells and molecules. Now, scientists at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have created “smart” hydrogels that are responsive to [Read More]

Patient-Funded Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma

Glaucoma cannot be cured, which is why there is great interest among patients, physicians, and scientists in new regenerative therapies for the disease. The clinical application of stem cell therapy holds great promise. Recent reports of patient-funded trials, where the patient pays to participate in a study and receive experimental stem cell treatments for glaucoma, [Read More]

Plug-and-Play Stem Cells May Soon Be a Reality

Advances in technology have made it possible for someone to buy the various components of a computer from an electronics store and build a sophisticated, functional, complex machine in their garage. Biologists have been experimenting with a similar approach to repairing and regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the human body.

Targeted Stem Cell Treatments May Cure Leukemia

A researcher at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev claims to have developed an innovative stem cell treatment that could potentially cure leukemia. The per capita fatality rate from leukemia in Israel is the fourth highest in the world. In the United States, the disease claims nearly 25,000 lives each year.

New Stem Cell Treatments for Chronic Asthma

Researchers at Australia’s Monash University have developed a new stem cell treatment that could benefit people who suffer from chronic asthma. Scientists at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have conducted experiments with pluripotent stem cells with early results reported as promising.

Why Research on Haploid Stem Cells is Important

Human embryonic stem cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell found in the human body. The scientific community believes that stem cells hold the key to the prevention and treatment of diseases. Now researchers are discovering that haploid stem cells could change the face of medicine.

PRP Therapy Helps Colorado Man Avoid Orthopedic Surgery

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, commonly known as PRP therapy, has been available for more than a decade now and continues to gain popularity. Recently, a high school teacher in Colorado, Floyd Aker, received PRP therapy in his shoulder and was able to avoid orthopedic surgery. How does PRP therapy work?

Enzyme That Aids Healing Identified

Stem cell biology expert Joseph T. Rodgers and a team at the University of South Carolina have discovered a way to accelerate healing following injury. The findings were published in Cell Reports, a scientific journal. The National Institutes of Health funded the research along with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stanford University’s Department of Neurology, [Read More]

The Potential Exists to Treat Thyroid Disease With Stem Cells

The various conditions associated with thyroid dysfunction impact 20 million Americans every year. From uncontrollable weight loss or weight gain to serious complications like cardiovascular disease, thyroid diseases wreak havoc on the body. Now, scientists are working to utilize stem cells to engineer new, fully functioning thyroid cells. The Thyroid Controls the Body’s Functions The [Read More]

Inkjet Printer Technology and Stem Cells

Researchers at Iowa State University have used inkjet printer nanotechnology to develop a better way of differentiating stem cells. The experiments have been conducted on stem cells that are vital to nerve cell regeneration. Producing Schwann Cells in Useful Numbers Schwann cells are responsible for forming the sheath that surrounds axons. Axons are the tail-like [Read More]

New Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Delivers Knockout Punch

A sexual wellness expert in Florida, Dr. Lisbeth Roy, is reporting success with a new treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). The GAINSWave therapy is a non-invasive and drug-free procedure, which when combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can deliver a knockout punch to ED. Erectile Dysfunction: An Overview Simply put, erectile dysfunction is a man’s [Read More]

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]

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