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Stem cells to the rescue: Relieving throbbing joint pain

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July 10, 2013
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Fifty million Americans suffer from arthritis. That number is expected to grow to 67 million in the next 15 years. The pain is becoming so excruciating that record numbers are opting for hip, shoulder, and knee replacements.


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Autism and Cord Blood Stem Cells: FDA Gives Green Lite for Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

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MultiVu (Aug. 21, 2012) — Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child's own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind placebo controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is in conjunction with the Sutter Institute for Medical Research.
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Scientists Use Urine to Make Stem Cells

Scientists Use Urine to Make Stem Cells

Reuters (Dec. 27, 2012) — Chinese scientists from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have converted cells found in urine into pluripotent stem cells that can be used to create neurons and brain cells. The researchers say the find holds huge potential for the rapid testing and development of new treatments for neuro-degenerative disorders.
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Researchers Breathe Life Into Hopes for Lab Grown Lungs

Researchers Breathe Life Into Hopes for Lab Grown Lungs

Reuters (Dec. 22, 2013) — Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It's a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could lead to the creation of lab-made lungs, using a patient's own cells. Sharon Reich reports.
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