Clinical Trial Using Stem Cells for Rotator Cuff Tears Approved by FDA

Two clinical trials run by Sanford Health have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use fat stem cells from the abdomen to heal rotator cuff tears. The trials are small so far, but researchers hope to expand them to bigger trials in the future. The team performed an hourlong procedure to remove fat from the abdomen, …

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson’s

Researchers from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, are studying how adult stem cells could help develop new therapies for Parkinson’s disease. Their findings show a way to encourage adult neural stem cells into areas of the brain that typically lack the ability to replace neurons. Because adult neural stem cells only exist in two regions of the brain, this …

How Stem Cells Are Working to Change Diabetes Treatments

Worldwide, more than 415 million people are living with diabetes. In 2012, scientists from the University of British Columbia were able to reverse diabetes in mice using stem cell transplants. Since then, stem cell therapy has been aggressively studied for its use in the treatment of and, ultimately, cure for diabetes. In clinical trials all over the country, scientists, researchers …

Could Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain Help With the Opioid Epidemic?

Back pain affects over 28 million people in the United States alone. Drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone are often prescribed for patients suffering from back pain, even though they are some of the most addictive prescribed drugs on the market. According to research, there has been a 400 percent increase in overdoses due to prescribed opioid drugs since 1999. …

Joint Pain Relief Through Stem Cell Therapy

Over 15 million Americans are suffering from severe joint pain, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the numbers are rising every year. The main culprit: arthritis. Severe joint pain was reported in one of every four people surveyed who suffered from arthritis. This joint pain can be so debilitating for some that working becomes impossible, …

Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Heart Failure

A publication in the prestigious cardiology journal, Circulation Research, indicated that in patients with heart failure and low ejection fractions, intravenous infusion of umbilical derived stem cells was safe. Improvements in heart function, functional status and quality of life were observed in patients treated with umbilical stem cells up to 1 year of followup. Click here to view the full article