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Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Movement in a Paralyzed Patient

A clinical trial conducted at the University of Southern California has changed the life of a paralyzed man, Kristopher Boesen of Bakerfield, who suffered spinal cord injury after a car accident, by helping him regain upper body movement. The team led by Charles Liu, MD, PhD, utilized the regenerative power of stem cells to restore … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Movement in a Paralyzed Patient

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Surgery Increases Risk of Chronic Opioid Use

  Chronic use of opioid-based painkillers has become an epidemic as well as a pressing issue in healthcare. Although opioids allow immediate pain reduction, medical providers are generally opposed to chronic use, which offers little efficacy but is associated with many risks, such as dependency. While opioids still remain to be the standard treatment to … Continue reading Surgery Increases Risk of Chronic Opioid Use

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An ESPN Interview, About Isaiah Thomas, Sheds Light On A Common Issue with Hip Labral Tears

It happens quite often…a devastating injury, often misdiagnosed at first. Things such as hip labral tears in professional athletes are thought to just be groin strains, when in fact they are more serious. Such scenario may be the case with Isaiah Thomas according to a recent article on ESPN.com. . According to the report he … Continue reading An ESPN Interview, About Isaiah Thomas, Sheds Light On A Common Issue with Hip Labral Tears

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New Study from Spain: Platelet-Rich Plasma: Can it help with dry eye disease?

Dry eye is a very common symptom that affects 8% of the U.S. population. Dry eye occurs when tears are not able to provide adequate moisture. There are various factors that can contribute to dry eye disease, and this symptom usually resolves when underlying causes are addressed. However, it is still frustrating to experience discomfort … Continue reading New Study from Spain: Platelet-Rich Plasma: Can it help with dry eye disease?

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Australian Surgeons Use 3D Printing BioPen to Treat Joint and Cartilage Degeneration

When it comes to regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is an eye-catching therapy. As technology develops rapidly, physicians and researchers have sought for better ways to improve quality of lives with minimal risks for patients. Recently, 3D printing research is being used in various medical fields, including designing prosthetics. New research is combining 3D printing … Continue reading Australian Surgeons Use 3D Printing BioPen to Treat Joint and Cartilage Degeneration

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Are Anti-Inflammatory medications (NSAID”S) Associated with Risks of Heart Attack?

Oral Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, also known as NSAIDs, are commonly used to reduce pain and fever because they have anti-inflammatory properties. Common NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, can be easily obtained at a drug store over the counter. For most patients with acute pain, these drugs naturally become their first choice. However, a recently study from … Continue reading Are Anti-Inflammatory medications (NSAID”S) Associated with Risks of Heart Attack?

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Specialized Stem Cells and the Aging Heart

There has been so much buzz about anti-aging, and questions about if stem cell therapy can have anti-aging effects. Turns out, if you want to rejuvenate the aging of a heart, that may be possible. Researchers in California, from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, conducted a study where they injected older rats with specialized stem cells … Continue reading Specialized Stem Cells and the Aging Heart

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Stem Cell Therapy Helps Arthritis in Giraffe!

When animals show abnormal walking pattern or gait, it is often an indication of joint pain. Although treating with medication can relieve some symptoms, this method does not provide positive outcome in the long-term. At the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a team of innovative veterinarians recently used stem cell therapy to treat a 14-year-old male giraffe, … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy Helps Arthritis in Giraffe!

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Inflammation Can Kill Stem Cells and Interferes with Wound Repair!

Stem cells are special because they can develop into a variety of cell types, such as skin cells and connective tissues. When the body is wounded, it usually automatically recruits stem cells to help repair the injury. However, wounds also alert the body’s immune system to start an inflammatory response which is the initial phase … Continue reading Inflammation Can Kill Stem Cells and Interferes with Wound Repair!

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Nutrition May Slow Down Aging Boost stem cells and reduce inflammation!

Your doctor might always ask you to maintain a balanced diet, and we all know that nutrition is important. But how exactly does nutrition affect our bodies and brains? The review article by Dennis Steindler, Ph.D. suggests that good nutrition helps maintain the health of stem cells, which provide regenerative power for the organ systems … Continue reading Nutrition May Slow Down Aging Boost stem cells and reduce inflammation!

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