Posts Tagged ‘stem cells’
Posted on November 28th, 2019
Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.
Posted on September 24th, 2019
Fetal tissue has led to vital biomedical research advances, but new restrictions may severely curb both its use and scientific progress, says UCSD distinguished professor Lawrence S. B. Goldstein.
Posted on September 10th, 2019
The country fast-tracked the controversial therapy, opening an international rift over who should make health care decisions.
In 2015, Shinji Kusachi, a 47-year-old teacher living in the Japanese prefecture of Okayama, was high-diving at a local pool — a passion he had developed in his 30s — when a tricky dive went awry. “I hit my head on the bottom,” Kusachi recalled of the incident that damaged his spinal cord and left him mostly paralyzed. “They said I couldn’t use my arms and legs. I was really in despair.”
Posted on January 25th, 2014
A Winnipeg paramedic has become the first Canadian to take part in an international clinical trial involving the treatment of spinal cord injuries using stem cells.
Alex Petric was injured last year during a winter vacation in Panama.
“I misjudged the water and just dove in,” the 29-year-old recalls. “I hit shallow water and became paralyzed immediately.”
Petric, now a paraplegic, became involved with the trial just four months after his injury.
Posted on April 24th, 2012
PATIENTS suffering from spinal cord injury may soon find help in the form of stem cells drawn from their own bone marrow, thanks to a research project from the University of Western Australia.
UWA Associate Professor Stuart Hodgetts and PhD student Sarah Lovett are using human bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) to promote an endogenous host response after spinal cord injury (SCI), by isolating stromal cells found in a patient’s own bone marrow and transplanting them back into the injury site in animal models.