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

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]

Stem Cell Treatment for Huntington’s Disease

Researchers at Cardiff University’s specialist brain unit have developed an innovative stem cell treatment to slow down the symptoms of Huntington’s disease, a devastating degenerative disorder. The first procedures are expected to take place at the end of 2018. The stem cell transplant will be accomplished through a new type of procedure. The efficacy of [Read More]

Ed Sheeran Helps Find Stem Cell Donor

An 8-year-old patient with cancer has found a stem cell donor thanks to efforts by pop star Ed Sheeran.  The high-profile appeal was also backed by a number of other celebrities. Eight-year-old Jasmi Lindberg-Cooke was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia three years ago. The Suffolk resident urgently needed a matched unrelated stem cell donor who [Read More]

Six-year-old Leukemia Patient’s Campaign Saves Lives

Joel Picker-Spence of Farndon in Nottinghamshire died in 2008 before his seventh birthday. But before he died, he did what most 6-year-olds cannot even dream of. Joel potentially saved the lives of 14 people who would have probably not survived without the stem cell donations collected during the Join for Joel campaign. Although there was [Read More]

NHS Ends Stem Cell Funding for Relapsed Patients

A mother from Nuneaton has called for the United Kingdom’s public health services provider NHS to review the decision to end stem cell funding for relapsed patients. Her children Charlie, 5, and Zoe, 3, suffer from a rare genetic disorder and have both undergone stem cell transplants. Charlie’s procedure was successful, but his sister Zoe [Read More]

Twins with Testicular Cancer Receive Stem Cell Treatment

Twenty-four-year-old fraternal twins, Sean and Ryan Collard from the United Kingdom were diagnosed with testicular cancer within weeks of each other. The two are now raising awareness about the condition which affects young men. Ryan was diagnosed first, and at the time, his mother asked experts whether his twin was at risk and needed to [Read More]

Stem Cell Project May Help Develop Customized Drugs for Cancer

Stem cell scientists are trying to better understand cancer and develop drugs that are essentially “tuneable.” The new project by Scottish researchers is based on a technique developed by Strathclyde University scientists in collaboration with a spinoff company. The idea is to develop drugs which can be customized to the patient’s individual needs. The project [Read More]

Hong Kong Scientist Invents Tiny Human Hearts

A scientist in Hong Kong, Professor Ronald Li, has used stem cells to grow tiny human hearts. These lab-grown miniature organs function exactly like a real human heart. Researchers plan to use them to test new drugs. Professor Li’s stem cell company, Novoheart, is marketing the invention to pharmaceutical companies around the world. These tiny [Read More]

Scientists Grow New Trachea from Stem Cells

Stem cell research is breaking new ground and making the transition from the lab to the real world. Scientists have succeeded in growing a new trachea from a patient’s stem cells and transplanting it back to replace a diseased windpipe. The breakthrough could hold new hope for patients battling serious medical conditions such as heart [Read More]

Stem Cell Donor for British Toddler

When Ava Stark was age 3, her family received devastating news. The toddler was born with a rare blood disorder and would die without a stem cell transplant. The family from Lochgelly in Fife, Scotland, sent out a countrywide appeal for donors after a donor who had previously been found had to back out due [Read More]

Regulated Stem Cell Study for Stroke in Britain

Leonarda McCourt, a 77-year-old great grandfather from Newcastle in the United Kingdom participated in the world’s first regulated stem cell study for patients who have suffered a stroke. One of only 21 patients enrolled in the trial, McCourt received a direct injection of stem cells into his brain in 2016. This is a pioneering treatment [Read More]

Lax Laws Spur Stem Cell Research in China

A new scientific revolution is taking place in China in the field of stem cell research. Unlike the Western world, the laws in China are quite lax with no moral or ethical barriers to hold back research in one of the most controversial areas of research. The People’s Republic of China has different cultural views [Read More]

Harvard Scientist’s Family Inspires Stem Cell Research

Douglas Melton was studying frog eggs at a laboratory in Harvard University when his 6-month-old son Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Later, the Melton’s daughter Emma was diagnosed with the same condition. Melton dropped what he was doing and launched efforts to create insulin-producing pancreatic cells in the laboratory. In people with type [Read More]

Hunt for Stem Cell Donor for British Musician

When Stephen Sykes, 26, from Shepton Mallet in Somerset, United Kingdom, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer that did not respond to chemotherapy, a desperate hunt for stem cell donors began. Doctors were unable to find a match even after a worldwide search. Brass bands across the United Kingdom got tested [Read More]

Advances in Human Cloning – Ethical or Not?

Scientists in the United States made a major breakthrough when they used human cloning to produce embryos in the blastocyst stage. Embryos are a good source of stem cells, which can be used to produce brain, bone, muscle, and other types of specialized cells found in the human body. The methods used by the scientists [Read More]

Mini Lungs Developed to Help Scientists Study Respiratory Diseases

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center have developed mini lungs or organoids in the laboratory to help study respiratory diseases. The 3-D structures closely mimic adult-sized lungs and have been created from pluripotent stem cells to serve as models of lung diseases in the laboratory. The findings were reported in Nature Cell Biology.

Gene Editing Technology May Help Fight Arthritis

Researchers have used gene-editing technology and stem cells modified for autonomous regenerative therapy (SMART) to help fight arthritis. Arthritis and many other chronic conditions are associated with inflammation. The idea is to replace arthritic cartilage in the affected joints with stem-cell-produced cartilage and a biological anti-inflammatory agent.

New Research Paves Way for Parkinson’s Cure

Stem cell researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo have reproduced the brain oscillations seen in Parkinson’s disease in a petri dish in the laboratory. This new research will pave the way for new therapies and maybe even a potential cure for Parkinson’s. The findings were published in the online [Read More]

Stem Cell Muscle Patch for Heart Failure

Scientists are testing a pathbreaking technique to treat heart failure. Using a muscle patch made from the patient’s own stem cells, the researchers have succeeded in repairing damaged hearts with promising results. What is heart failure? When the heart can no longer properly perform its function of pumping blood to the body, it is termed [Read More]

Researchers Create Cells Resistant to HIV

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, a not-for-profit biomedical research facility, have developed a new approach to make cells resistant to the HIV virus. In laboratory experiments, the HIV-resistant cells promptly replaced infected cells. The method offers a potential cure for people with HIV. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of [Read More]

Salk Institute Scientists Expand Stem Cell Abilities

In the laboratory, pluripotent stem cells have embryo-like abilities to develop into different types of tissues found in the human body. However, it is only totipotent stem cells that can develop into embryo-supporting tissues such as the placenta. Since extra-embryonic tissues play an important role in healthy growth and development, scientists at Salk Institute have [Read More]

Stem Cell Experiments for Brain Repair Drugs

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have collaborated with biologists at the University of Zurich and University of Lyon to discover drugs for brain repair. The team has identified drugs that activate signals to specific types of cells in the adult neurological system. The experiments in mouse models may prove useful in developing treatments of [Read More]

Blood Stem Cells Studied with Time-Lapse Video

In what could prove to be groundbreaking research in “manufacturing” blood in the laboratory, scientists at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee have used time-lapse videos to study blood stem cells. The findings were revealed in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Video Surveillance of Blood Stem Cells Akin to private investigators, the scientists [Read More]

Improved Technology to Preserve Sperm Stem Cells

Scientists at the Washington State University have developed new technology to improve preservation of sperm stem cells. Sperm stem cells need to be saved to preserve fertility in boys who are scheduled to undergo cancer therapy. Saving Sperm to Preserve Fertility If an adult man is diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs, it [Read More]

Potential Alternative to Anti-Cholesterol Statin Drugs

Statins are a class of drugs used to treat high cholesterol levels in the body. Specifically, these medications lower bad cholesterol (LDL). However, these lipid-lowering drugs are associated with several side effects including muscle aches, headache, flushing, difficulty sleeping, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, drowsiness, and dizziness. Moreover, not all patients respond to statins. Now, researchers [Read More]

Cell Culture Studies for Parkinson’s Treatment

Research teams at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Bergen in Norway have collaborated to study a thousand different drugs and their effect on the risk of Parkinson’s disease. New Research on Parkinson’s Treatments The findings of a study authored by Harvard University’s Shuchi Mittal were published in the journal Science. The [Read More]

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

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