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Novel Stem Cell Technique Shows Promise for Bone Repair

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January 23, 2014
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Belgian doctors have successfully repaired bones using stem cells from fatty tissue. They say the new technique could become a benchmark to treat patients recovering from bone tumor surgery and a wide range of bone disorders. Jim Drury reports.


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Stem Cell Therapy Takes Arthritis Treatment Into the Future

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Reuters (Apr. 9, 2013) — Doctors at Emory University in the US are testing a new stem cell therapy for people with severe arthritis. They hope that by harvesting stem cells from a patient, the potent cells will regenerate and repair areas damaged by arthritis. Ben Gruber reports.
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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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Non-White Patients Suffer From Lack of Marrow, Stem Cell Donors

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