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]

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]

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]

Sports Injuries Driving PRP Market Growth

Professional athletes have millions of dollars riding on their backs. An injury can put a player out of commission for months and derail a promising career, leaving thousands of fans disappointed. Millions watched in horror when Brazilian soccer star, Neymar, was carried off the field with a fractured vertebra during a World Cup match in [Read More]

Regenerative Medicine Training Institute Course – November 12th

November 12, 2016 Marrow Cellution™ Bone Marrow Aspirating Needle and other Biologic Modalities for Spine, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Faculty: Dr. Joseph Purita, Orthopedic Surgeon – Orthobiologics Pioneer Andy McGillicuddy, Developer – Marrow Cellution™ Needle Date: November 12, 2016 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Place: RMT Institute 304 Tequesta Dr. Tequesta, FL 33469 Learn and perform [Read More]

First Human Embryos Genetically Modified Using CRISPR-Cas9 DNA-editing Technique

Developmental biologists of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have joined only a handful of others in a quest to genetically edit human embryos using CRISPR/Cas-9 technology. The controversial endeavor has underlined ethics talks on modification of human embryonic DNA, also known as ‘germline modification’. The Swedish group has pushed the boundaries by using viable [Read More]

Are Cancers Simply Bad Luck?

Worldwide, more than 8 million people die each year from cancer and its related complications. Approximately 14 million people receive a new diagnosis of cancer every year. The World Health Organization estimates that these figures will rise by about 70 percent over the next 20 years. Because it is one of the leading causes of [Read More]

A New Knee without Surgery

Age, injury, and obesity can all lead to arthritis, resulting in painful and stiff joints. Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans. The most common type is osteoarthritis, affecting 27 million people in America. Nearly one in two people have symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee by the time they are 85 years old. It is [Read More]

First of Its Kind Animal Stem Cell Therapy Procedure in Pennsylvania

dog stem cell therapy

On May 5, 2016, Cranberry Holistic Pet Care in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania made headlines when they completed an unprecedented stem cell procedure on a canine patient. This particular dog suffered from osteoarthritis and was constantly in pain, but the treatment itself indicates the wider potential of stem cell treatments to improve the quality of life [Read More]

A New Option For Women Who Can’t Have Babies

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Infertility, or the inability to reproduce, has major social and psychological consequences for couples who want children. As many as 25 percent of couples experience childlessness following one year of contraceptive-free intercourse. In the majority of cases, factors from both the man and woman contribute to infertility of the pair, but in 30-50 percent of [Read More]

Military Member With Cancer Forced To Travel Across State Lines For Cancer Treatment (Video)

Sacred Heart stem cell transplant for cancer

Uplifting story about Rickey Rhoades, a medical staff member in the military who just returned home from Afghanistan and is now being treated in Spokane, Washington, at the Sacred Heart Medical Center for Myeloma cancer.   Sacred Heart Medical Center is the only hospital outside of Seattle to help treat patients using Autologous Stem Cell Transplants. [Read More]

How Stem Cells Limit The Negative Effects of Brain Cancer Radiation

Stem cell therapy has already shown tremendous promise in healing areas of the brain damaged by radiation injury from cancer treatment. Scientists at the University of California Irvine have now made a promising discovery that an isolated part of stem cells called microvesicles can produce comparable benefits, without some of the risks associated with stem [Read More]

Regrowing Your Own Body Parts: Is It Possible?

salamandar regeneration

Australian scientists have recently shared some exciting news in the field of stem cell therapy. For the first time, researchers have been able to reprogram adult stem cells to regenerate any type of body tissue. The technique, inspired by a salamander’s ability to regrow a lost limb, makes adult stem cells lose their tissue-specific characteristics [Read More]

Can Regenerative Therapy Help Crossfit Athletes?

crossfit health

All professional athletes have an intense routine to achieve top results. That inevitably leads to damage of their whole body, but the locomotor system takes most of the pounding. Although it makes sense that contact sports are the most common cause of injuries of the locomotor system, the fact is that although injuries in contact [Read More]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Revolutionizing Sports Medicine

Tiger Woods

Both professional athletes and active amateurs are benefitting from a revolutionary therapy that utilizes the person’s own blood to repair and rebuild damaged cartilage or tendon. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy as it is commonly called, is offering hope to thousands of people enduring intractable pain and below par performance as a result of [Read More]

REGROW Act: An Eye on the Future

Mark Kirk Senator

The emerging medical field of regenerative medicine poses exciting possibilities. Adult stem cells can potentially restore sight to the blind, help people overcome crippling conditions, and permit someone who is wheelchair-bound to walk again. These groundbreaking therapies are based on the fundamentals of molecular biology and have the potential to cure any disease resulting from [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy Could Reduce Influenza-Associated Respiratory Complications

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Acute lung injury (ALI) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. ALI is characterized by acute inflammation that causes disruption of the lung endothelial and epithelial barrier. ALI can be caused by infection with avian influenza virus subtype H5N1. The human mortality rate of H5N1 infection is about 60 percent. [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy: Not Without Risk

stem cell scams

Stem cell therapy is becoming a phrase thrown around with abandon. People are increasingly aware of regenerative medicine as a panacea for a spectrum of maladies, ranging from baldness to blindness. Clinics offering adult stem cell treatments are mushrooming in unregulated medical tourism centers in far-flung countries, offering hope to the desperately ill. Stem cells [Read More]

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