Why We Teach Adult Stem Cell Therapies At Our Graduate School

Repair Stem Cell Institute October Newsletter details some current adult stem cell treatments.

And this is why, at the Panama College of Cell Science, our three year online PhD program introduces our graduate students to international stem cell therapies available now. Except of course in the United States, where few if any stem cell therapies are offered.

It is hoped that all of our graduate students, become knowledgeable in the fact that embryonic stem cells will never be a source for useful therapies. Much of the international medical community has long ago left behind the debate as to which is “better”….embryonic stem cells or adult stem cells….and have proceeded to embrace the “new medicine” which is adult stem cells and autologous stem cell therapy.

It is only by the dissemination of this knowledge can the ridiculous US policy,  to the effect that a patient’s stem cells are a “drug” to be regulated,  be changed.

The USA stands alone…and stands behind…the rest of the international medical community. And what for? Because you cannot patent a patient’s stem cells. And if the pharmaceutical industry cannot make any money from a procedure, they, through their cronies at the FDA, will not permit the procedure to be performed.

Wake up people…it’s your government…oops, sorry it really isn’t….

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October Newsletter, Repair Stem Cell Institute

In This Issue

Peyton Manning: Poster boy for stem cell treatment

Adult Stem Cells Allow Breast Reconstruction Without Implants

Lupus Patient 6 years after Stem Cell Treatment

Study Shows Stem Cells May Prevent And Cure Alzheimer’s

Are Excessive Regulations Prohibiting Doctors from Trying to Cure Patients?

NFL quarterback Peyton Manning turned in a record performance against the Super Bowl champion team the Baltimore Ravens. And he may have stem cell therapy to thank.

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WASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 — NFL quarterback Peyton Manning turned in a record performance yesterday against the Super Bowl champion team the Baltimore Ravens. And he may have stem cell therapy to thank.

During the 2010 and/or 2011 seasons, Manning sustained career ending neck injurys, undergoing conventional surgeries to repair neck discs pressing his spinal cord. Accordingly to widely published reports, these surgeries included having spacers and plates installed, a disc removed.

Statements made by persons treating Manning at the time indicated he would take a year to heal and he would lose flexion, extension and rotation. The prospect, it was said, of playing in the NFL again was at best, grim.

Unfortunately Manning’s surgical procedures all but failed. Conventional medical wisdom had Manning looking for a career in broadcasting, but Manning had other plans.

Manning investigated stem cell therapy only to discover America does not offer the therapy he needed. He did, however, locate a facility in Europe that performs stem cell therapy.

That therapy, based on Manning’s play in yesterday’s NFL football match up, succeeded. So why isn’t this therapy widely used in America?

Adult Stem Cells Allow Breast Reconstruction Without Implants

Using people’s own stem cells from their body fat could aid in plastic surgery procedures such as post-cancer breast reconstruction, a small, preliminary study suggests.

The study, published in the Sept. 28 issue of The Lancet, looked at whether stem cells might improve the current technique of “lipofilling” — where fat is removed via liposuction from one part of the body, purified, then injected into another area of the body.

Doctors use lipofilling in cosmetic procedures to create smoother skin or fuller lips. But it also has a range of medical uses. Fat injections can help reshape the breasts in women having reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. They can also be used in correcting facial deformities caused by an injury or congenital defect, or helping certain burn injuries heal.

The problem is that transferred fat often doesn’t last, explained lead researcher Dr. Stig-Frederik Kolle.

“It’s unpredictable,” said Kolle, of the plastic surgery department at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. “And you often have to repeat the procedure to get a [satisfactory] result.

So Kolle’s team tested a different approach: Take stem cells from people’s body fat and use them to “enrich” the fat tissue being transplanted from one body area to another. Stem cells are primitive cells that develop into more mature ones.

The researchers recruited 10 healthy volunteers who underwent liposuction to have fat taken from the abdomen. The fat was then purified and injected into the volunteers’ upper arms. In one arm, the fat transplant was enriched with stem cells; the other arm received a traditional transplant.

After about four months, the researchers took MRI images of the fat transplants, then removed them. It turned out that the stem cell-enriched transplants had retained about 81 percent of their initial volume, on average — compared with only 16 percent among the stem cell-free transplants.

Lupus Patient 6 years after Stem Cell Treatment

A Utah man who once was given a life sentence of never walking again by doctors is surprising everyone.

Shawn Wickards is the face of a new treatment using stem cells.

We’re not talking about “embryonic” stem cells that have been so controversial in recent years. This is about “adult stem cells” and they are giving hope to people with many kinds of diseases.

Shawn Wickard at the age of 42 is working out, not a big deal, unless you consider just a few years ago the only thing he could do was wiggle his big toe a quarter of an inch.

Study Shows Stem Cells May Prevent And Cure Alzheimer’s

Revolutionary findings in study by Seoul National University & RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute suggest the first real breakthrough toward preventing Alzheimer’s and helping millions of patients and families by releaving its symptoms.

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea’s leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute announced this week the results of a study that suggests an astounding possibility: adult stem cells may not only have a positive effect on those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, they can prevent the disease. Using fat-derived adult stem cells from humans [scientific term: adMSCs, or human, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells], researchers were able to cause Alzheimer’s disease brains in animal models to regenerate.  The researchers, for the first time in history, used stem cells to identify the mechanism that is key to treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and demonstrated how to achieve efficacy as well as prevention of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s with adult stem cells, a “holy grail” of biomedical scientists for decades.

Are Excessive Regulations Prohibiting Doctors from Trying to Cure Patients?

Imagine you are one of the millions of patients suffering from illness or injury who has lost the ability to lead a “normal” life. New discoveries reveal the tools to save lives in the patients’ own bodies, but the FDA forbids doctors to use these tools.

I was injured in a car accident more than two decades ago. As my back and knees rapidly deteriorated, I began researching alternative ways of treating them. I rejected traditional surgical options for my conditions because they are invasive and risky, and frequently lead to further surgeries and drug dependencies. Aware of the potential of stem cell therapies to revolutionize the practice of medicine, I was optimistic that my own stem cells could heal me. As soon as my hopes rose, they were dashed: I discovered the FDA, in an unprecedented case of bureaucratic overreach into the practice of medicine, had defined a person’s own stem cells as “biological drugs.” This designation makes the use of one’s own stem cells subject to FDA regulation, as opposed to being classified as “medical procedures” regulated by state medical boards,

Surgeons transplant hearts and other body parts on a routine basis; these are classified as “medical procedures” and not subject to FDA approval. There are many stem cells in a transplanted heart, for example, yet heart transplants are classified as “medical procedures.” In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is considered a “medical procedure.” IVF involves using sperm cells from one person, egg cells from another person and manipulating them in a lab to create a third person. In the case of surrogacy, this highly manipulated material is implanted into a fourth person. The entire process is defined as a “medical procedure,” therefore IVF is not subject to FDA regulation. However, taking one’s own cells, manipulating them and injecting them back into one’s own body now causes those cells to be classified as drugs.

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