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 …

Surgery Using Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Rat Walk Again

There are an estimated 17,000 spinal cord injuries in the United States alone every year. A severed spinal cord in a human has never before been completely healed, but science is working in that direction as researchers from Tel Aviv University and Technion have healed the severed spinal cord of a rat using stem cells. Researchers explained that the stem …

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. …