Category Archives: Stem Cell

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Prenatal Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility Issues Caused by Spina Bifida

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. Diana Farmer (front), a pioneer in fetal surgery, and her research team are testing placental stem cells as a treatment for the paralysis associated with spina

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Stem Cell Grants for Spina Bifida and Diabetic Wound Treatments

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The state stem cell agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $7 million to UC Davis School of Medicine researchers who are working to develop stem cell therapies for spina bifida and chronic diabetic wounds. The funding is part of what the agency considers “the most promising” research leading up

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4 breakthrough ‘firsts’ in spine surgery this year

Written by Anuja Vaidya and Laura Dyrda Clinical innovation moves at breakneck speed, and this year saw a number of ‘firsts’ in spine surgery. Here are four that could potentially change the spine industry: First ever spine surgery with 3D-printed vertebral body In August, spine surgeons made history when they performed the first spinal disc replacement implanting a 3D printed vertebra. Three-dimensional

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Encouraging Article!

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760 At Kennedy Krieger Institute, who specialize in paralysis rehabiliation, it seems their perspective is to keep your body as healthy and muscles as stimulated as possible, and wait for science (stem cells) to catch up. The doctor I spoke with there did not think that the treatments in Mexico were doing anything. Articles like this are really encouraging. If

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‘Blazin’ a trail’ Dad: Son develops feeling, increased motion in his legs after stem cell therapy

Four-year-old Rikky Foresman is having a lot of firsts. Last week, Rikky, his parents and three older siblings traveled to a women and children’s hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, for stem cell therapy to treat his spina bifida myelomeningocele. “This hospital has this ‘beacon factor,’ ” said Rikky’s father, Rik Foresman, of Old Lycoming Township, as he described the process to

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Ohio Girl with Spina Bifida Makes Gains

Family raising money to make second trip to China for more therapy Zanesville Times Recorder Roseville, OH —Watching her daughter taking her own steps is a blessing for Jessica McCulloch. “Ava can walk 300 feet with braces in high-tops,” McCulloch said. “She uses her wheelchair when necessary, but we don’t push her in it as much. We want her to

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