The Signs of Carpal Ligament Instability

When the ligaments that hold the wrist together are damaged or injured, the carpal bones and radioulnar joint can become misaligned. This is known as carpal ligament instability. Carpal ligament instability is most commonly caused by injuries but can be caused by a chronic weakening of the ligaments. High-energy injuries to the ligaments are most [Read More]

How to Tell if You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the disc, or cushioning, between two vertebrae, slips out of place. It may also be called a bulging, slipped, or ruptured disc. Herniated discs can happen from a sudden injury or can develop slowly over time due to improper body mechanics. Age can also play a role in increasing your [Read More]

Common Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is quite simply joint inflammation, and over 100 different types are currently known. Four of the most common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is caused by the normal wear and tear from everyday movements. As our joints move back and forth, the cartilage that cushions the [Read More]

Common Causes of Neck Pain

When your neck is hurting, it can seem like every move you make just makes the pain worse. Identifying the cause of your neck pain is the first step in curing it for good. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of issues that require a medical professional to diagnose. The most common causes [Read More]

Can Stem Cell Therapy Help with Hearing Loss?

Did you know that over 30 million people over the age of 12 in the U.S. have bilateral hearing loss? That’s one out of every 8 adults and teenagers! The causes of hearing loss are varied. Genetics plays a role for some patients, while environmental factors are often the culprit. A genetic predisposition for hearing [Read More]

What You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy and Eye Disease

Research is well underway to find out if stem cell therapy can improve, or even cure a variety of eye disorders, including: Macular degeneration Congenital cataracts Inherited retinal diseases Glaucoma Retinitis pigmentosa Limbal stem cell deficiency Corneal diseases So far, results and findings have been very promising. Stem cell therapy is being used to successfully [Read More]

Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Stem Cell Therapy

Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, is a silent pandemic for women worldwide. An estimated twenty-five percent of women are affected by POP. Typically caused by a traumatic childbirth, POP occurs as a result of damage to the tissues, muscles, and ligaments that support the pelvic organs. This damage causes the pelvic organs to slide down [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Helps with Arthritis

There’s been a lot of talk about stem cell therapy in recent years, with its amazing benefits being touted as a miracle for all sorts of debilitating conditions. It’s no wonder stem cells are being researched for the treatment of arthritis, which affects over 53 million Americans every year. Arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness, [Read More]

Common Elbow Injuries

You don’t realize just how much you move your elbow until you injure it. When you lose your mobility, even just partially, in one arm it can have very frustrating effects on your daily life. Most elbow injuries are caused by repetitive motions that strain the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in and around the elbow [Read More]

Can Stem Cells Help Cure Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disorder that causes the patient’s immune system to attack their own nerve cells. The immune system releases antibodies that attack the self-myelin antigens, causing demyelination of the nerve fibers. Demyelination causes a disconnect between the brain and the rest of the body, so MS sufferers lose control of [Read More]

Why You Should Never Ignore Lingering Knee Pain

The Administration for Community Living states that one in four adults suffer from chronic knee pain in the United States, and the CDC reports that ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries alone affect up to 250,000 people every year. With knee pain and injuries being so prevalent, it’s common for people to ignore the pain that [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help with Joint Pain

Stem cell therapy is still in its infancy of being used as a medical treatment, and it has already been shown to improve, and even cure a multitude of conditions. Research and clinical evidence so far have shown a major reduction in pain when treated with stem cells. While more research is needed to fully [Read More]

Types of Regenerative Medicine for Sports Injuries

When injuries sustained during athletic activities do not respond to traditional treatments or surgery, your physician may recommend a regenerative medicine treatment. Regenerative medicine is a new branch of medicine that focuses on creating living tissues to reduce pain and restore tissue and organ function that would not heal itself naturally. Regenerative medicine includes a [Read More]

What is Preventative Botox?

The anti-aging beauty industry was worth an estimated $52.5B in 2020, and is only going up. The United States accounts for more than a quarter of that amount. Much of the focus of the current anti-aging market is minimizing the appearance of existing wrinkles, but what if there was a treatment that could prevent wrinkles [Read More]

What Are the Benefits of Saving Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in a baby’s umbilical cord after it is cut. Since the cord is no longer connected to the baby or mother when this blood is collected, cord blood collection is considered a very safe procedure. Here, we will discuss the benefits of saving cord blood after childbirth. Cord [Read More]

Can Stem Cell Therapy Help with Lower Back Pain?

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain affects up to 31 million Americans every day. Whether it is acute or chronic, lower back pain can diminish your quality of life and make you lose interest in everything you used to enjoy. Lower back pain sufferers may find even simple tasks  such as household cleaning to be unbearable. Until now, [Read More]

How Stem Cells Are Used for Anti-Aging

Used for Anti-Aging

Stem cells have shown promise as a treatment for conditions varying from spinal cord injuries to cancers to chronic pain. It is no wonder researchers quickly recognized stem cells’ potential benefits for skincare, specifically to reverse the signs of aging. Stem cells can slow down and, in some cases, reverse the intrinsic causes of aging [Read More]

INKplant project targets use of AM in regenerative medicine to address aging of European population

Originally posted on Population aging is one of Europe’s great challenges in the 21st century. By 2024, 22% of Europeans are expected to be over 65. Patients suffering from chronic joint detop fects or defects in the oral and maxillofacial regions have a significantly reduced quality of life and are continually dependent on health [Read More]

Regenerative Medicine: Industry Trends

Originally posted: Regenerative medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to develop the science and tools that can help repair, augment, replace, or regenerate damaged or diseased human cells, tissues, genes, organs, or metabolic processes, to restore normal function. Regenerative medicine may involve the transplantation of stem cells, progenitor cells, or tissue, stimulation of [Read More]

Engineering Tissue-Informed Biomaterials to Advance Pulmonary Regenerative Medicine

This article was originally published here Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Apr 8;8:647834. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.647834. eCollection 2021. Biomaterials intentionally designed to support the expansion, differentiation, and three-dimensional (3D) culture of induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may pave the way to cell-based therapies for chronic respiratory diseases. These conditions are endured by millions of people worldwide and represent a [Read More]

Advancing the Development of Safe and Effective Regenerative Medicine Products

By: Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plays a vital role in facilitating the development and availability of innovative medical products. Products such as cellular-derived therapies, including stem cell-based products, offer the potential to treat or even cure diseases or conditions for which few [Read More]

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

woman cant have baby uterus transplant

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]

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