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CardioBrief: Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies May Get Boost From New FDA

Cardiac stem cell therapy could gain FDA approval far earlier than most people expect, despite the fact that these therapies have consistently failed to produce any convincing evidence of safety and efficacy. Under the old FDA rules stem cell therapies would not have stood a chance of approval. Companies would have been required to demonstrate […]

FAMILY FIGHTS TO SAVE MOM’S LIFE AFTER US GOV’T DENIES STEM CELL DONOR ENTRY INTO COUNTRY

IRVINE, California – A California family said their mother is near death because the U.S. government is preventing her from being saved. Helen Huynh is in extreme pain as she lies in the intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center. She is surrounded by her family, who are not just praying but fighting with her. […]

Will stem cell therapy help with arthritis?

Patients considering stem cell therapy for arthritis always ask if the therapy is safe and effective. Most stem cell therapy using adult stem cells is considered safe because the stem cells are collected from the patient, minimizing the risk of an unwanted reaction. The most common side effects are temporary swelling and minor discomfort. Many […]

Thai Red Cross Society champions stem-cell donations

Thai Red Cross Society on Sunday held an event marking World Stem Cell Donor Day to thank stem-cell donors and promote further donations, which can help to treat diseases including leukaemia, aplastic anaemia and thalassaemia.   World Stem Cell Donor Day was initiated by the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) to encourage stem-cell donations and […]

Could babies’ umbilical cords help heart patients?

Instead of discarding the umbilical cord after birth, new research suggests the stem cells it contains could potentially be used to improve the lives of people with heart failure. Stem cell research is being done on an ongoing basis to ascertain which medical conditions could benefit from stem cell therapy. With parental permission, doctors harvested stem […]