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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Stem Cells for Joints and Crohn’s Disease

John is a 48-year-old Caucasian male with a history of joint disease secondary to trauma suffered as a collegiate athlete. He loves playing catch with his sons, but his Acromioclavicular (AC joint) arthritis, as well as a right shoulder cartilage tear, made this father and son playtime a painful event to endure. An X-ray revealed [Read More]

There’s Hope for Severe Myasthenia Gravis

Hope for Severe Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular condition in which patients must endure fluctuating degrees of debilitating fatigue and weakness, is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting about 20 people in every 100,000 in the United States. A retrospective observational study led by Dr. Harold Atkins at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, published in JAMA Neurology, has [Read More]

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