Looking for an Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery?

When a doctor says you may need knee replacement surgery, it can be a lot to take in. Knee replacement surgery can be expensive, painful and require an extensive recovery period. Physical therapy can add more to the financial and time commitment to the procedure as well. Dr. Herskowitz and other doctors around the country are working on alternatives to …

Treating Autoimmune Diseases With Stem Cell Therapy

When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, the results can be debilitating. This is what life is like for those with autoimmune diseases. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and most treatments focus on controlling the symptoms, not healing. New treatments using stem cells are now being clinically studied at stem cell therapy practices around …

Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Heart Attack Recovery

New research on mononuclear diploid cardiomyocyte, or MNDCM, a type of regenerative heart muscle cell, shows promise for patients recovering from a heart attack. Previous research has shown that newborn mammals have a plethora of these MNDCM cells, which help them regenerate heart muscle tissue when damage occurs. However, adult mammals show a serious decrease in the number of these …

Stem Cells 101

Many patients find talking about stem cell therapy intimidating because of the extensive medical terminology used when discussing the way everything works. The following is a list of terms that are commonly used when discussing stem cell therapy and what they mean. Due to the controversial nature of stem cell discussions, it’s important to understand the definitions. Stem Cells  Cells …

Stem Cell Therapy Provides Hope for MS Patients

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS, or Multiple Sclerosis, is defined as “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Symptoms of MS vary between patients and in severity and type. In addition, each person’s symptoms change over time. Some of …

New Research Shows Stem Cells Could Help Those With Chronic Asthma

Researchers from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have tested a new stem cell treatment developed by Cynata Therapeutics that could help patients with chronic asthma. The study was published in the journal FASEB and reported that mesenchymal stem cells, when delivered intranasally, could reduce inflammation, normalize airway fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), reverse the signs of airway remodeling and normalize airway …

Stem Cell Therapy May Provide Hope for Hair Loss

New research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows key molecular events that occur with hair growth in mice. A team of scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles transplanted a special type of cell, called progenitor cells, into hairless mice and then observed how the cells reacted. They discovered that hair …

Puppies Find Help for Spina Bifida Through Stem Cell Treatment

Using an innovative approach that combines surgery and stem cell therapy, a team from the University of California, Davis, have helped two sibling bulldogs gain control of their back legs. The dogs, born with spina bifida, showed great progress at their four-month checkup after a successful surgery and stem cell treatment. Doctors said the dogs, Darla and Spanky, had increased …

Treating Osteoarthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

More than 3 million people in the United States alone suffer from Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when cartilage, the protective tissue between bones, wears down over time until there is next to nothing left. The most common joints to suffer this painful fate include those in the knees, hips, back, hands and neck. Osteoarthritis primarily affects …