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

How Women with Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Are Treated with Stem Cells

Many women suffer from stress urinary incontinence or vaginal prolapse after childbirth, with age, or with obesity. Whatever the cause of your pelvic issues, they are all derived from the same underlying issue.  When the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor weaken and no longer provide adequate support, it can cause certain organs such [Read More]

How Stem Cells are Treating Autism

There are many different disorders that are on the autism spectrum. While each type of autism is different and has different symptoms, there are some similarities in how autism is diagnosed and treated. Stem cell therapies are now being tested to determine if they can be effective in reducing symptoms of autism.  Understanding Autism Different [Read More]

What is Parkinson’s Disease and How Can Stem Cells Help?

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that affects about a million people in the United States each year. You may be familiar with Parkinson’s disease or heard of it due to the diagnosis of Michael J. Fox. Parkinson’s disease currently has no cure, and there are few available treatments to improve symptoms or condition.  What [Read More]

Respiratory Disease and Stem Cell Treatments

Respiratory disease is not a common condition, but it is one that affects thousands each year in the United States. Respiratory disease has a few different potential causes, but the treatments are typically the same. Respiratory disease usually involves blockage of the trachea. Learn more about respiratory disease and the revolutionary treatments being explored. What [Read More]

What Is Huntington’s Disease, and How Do Stem Cells Treat It?

Huntington’s Disease is a medical condition caused by a mutated gene in the body. Huntington’s disease is a disorder of the brain that results in uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and an inability to think clearly, or cognition. There is no cure for Huntington’s disease, and most patients live only 10 to 20 years after being [Read More]

HIV and AIDS: Possibly Not a Death Sentence with Stem Cell Therapy

It is estimated that over one million Americans are infected with the HIV virus. HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is an infection that eventually leads to AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Once AIDS has set in, most patients die within five years due to complications from cancers, diseases, viruses, or infections. Doctors and researchers [Read More]

Three Types of Eye Conditions that Cause Blindness and How They Are Treated with Stem Cells

Blindness affects many Americans every year. Blindness can be caused by a number of medical conditions, although there are three types of eye conditions that cause most blindness. These three eye conditions can be successfully treated with stem cell therapies to prevent or slow down the complete loss of vision. Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration [Read More]

How Stem Cell Research Is Advancing Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis affects about 400,000 Americans annually. This condition is the result of the protective lining that surrounds and protects the neurons of the cells, called myelin, being attacked by the immune system. Without myelin, patients of MS feel weak and may have difficulty walking and moving around. This is a debilitating illness that people [Read More]

New Research in the Use of Stem Cells in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Stem cells are being researched in many different fields of medicine. One of the things that stem cells have helped uncover is Alzheimer’s treatment. Stem cells are being used in several unique ways to help patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating elderly illness that results in dementia and can even lead to death. The [Read More]

Upcoming Clinical Trials Will Test the Potential of Stem Cells to Treat Macular Degeneration

Two clinical trials are expected to start soon to assess the ability of stem cells to treat macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years old. One trial uses cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, while the other uses induced pluripotent stem cells (1). Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration is [Read More]

Positive Results for Allogeneic Stem Cell Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

Stemedica Cell Technologies are reporting that using ischemic tolerant mesenchymal stem cells (itMSCs) to treat ischemic stroke is safe, well-tolerated, and shows preliminary signs of efficacy in an open-label Phase I/IIa trial. This treatment, which is also being developed for treating Alzheimer’s disease, could begin Phase IIb trials in the near future (1). Ischemic Stroke [Read More]

BrainStorm Receives FDA Approval for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Trials for Multiple Sclerosis

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics have received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to proceed with Phase 2 trials for their stem cell treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (1). The treatment utilizes a proprietary autologous stem cell treatment, injecting patient-derived mesenchymal stem cells that secrete neurotrophic factors to stem the advance of disease (2). [Read More]

ViaCyte Receives Funding to Continue Phase 1 and 2 Clinical Trials for Beta Cell Replacement

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ViaCyte, headquartered in San Diego, has received funding commitments to continue clinical trials on their beta cell replacement products (1). The products, PEC-Direct and PEC-Encap, contain stem cells that differentiate into pancreatic cells, including insulin-secreting beta cells, after implantation. Additionally, these cells are housed in a capsule that prevents rejection of the implanted cells. If [Read More]

Scientists Have Located a Category of Brain Cells in Adults That were Previously Thought to Disappear After Brain Development

In the developing brain, the subplate is a region of neurons that sits below the cortical plate, a precursor to the cortex. However, in the adult brain it seems to be absent and for decades has been thought to simply disappear. Previous studies had outlined a connection between subplate neurons and certain brain disorders, including [Read More]

Stem Cell-Based Therapy For Lung Cancer

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Novel approach in mesenchymal stem cell-based therapy for radiation-induced lung injury Current problems in cancer and anticancer therapies are very acute these days. One of the most common cancers for both men and women is the lung cancer, which is by far the leading cause of cancer death each year. The American Cancer Society’s estimates [Read More]

How to Treat Your Neck Pain For Long-Term Relief

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Your neck connects your head and your torso, which means it plays a critical role in the overall function of the upper body and health of your spin. A neck injury can completely disrupt your daily life and obstruct even simple daily tasks. So, how can you seek long-term relief from neck pain without relying [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy for Damaged Knees

The inside surface of the knee joint is lined with a tough articular cartilage that has a slippery texture which allows smooth movement. This cartilage does not have a blood or nerve supply. This means any damage to the articular cartilage cannot be naturally repaired. With age-related wear and tear, the joint gradually degenerates and [Read More]

Innovative Stem Cell Technique for Macular Degeneration

In a major breakthrough, doctors have developed a new technique to cure age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the third leading cause of blindness around the world. An 86-year-old patient in the United Kingdom has regained sight in one eye after undergoing the procedure. This pioneering stem cell therapy was performed at a London hospital. Human embryonic [Read More]

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