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Neural stem cells

Dear all,

Another advance in nerve stem cells. This is one area where advances are being reported almost every week. Somewhere along the line this must benefit us.

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

A company called Advanced Cell Therapeutics is now offering stem cell transplants using umbilical cord stem cells...It looks so promising that I'm booking myself in there as soon as possible! It is unfortunately quite expensive (about 18,000 euros). Their website is

Alex 8)
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Dr. Freedman

Hubby and I actually went to this and it was interesting to say the least and we even had a women there from our area in the actual study. She is doing great and has noticeable as he said(Dr. Freedman tried to get her up but she did not)improvement. Keep in mind there has been the one death to date or as far as I know I think he was the 41 year old. Have ...
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Stem cells create functioning brain cells

Progress on neural stem cells seem to be picking up.

Scientists create working brain cells

July 28, 2005 -- Reuters -- Swedish researchers have created new functioning brain cells from stem cells drawn from the brains of living adults, sparking hope that effective treatments for devastating illnesses like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's could be at hand, media reported overnight.

Neurosurgeons withdrew the stem cells from the brains of adults during routine surgery for hydrocephalus, or water ...
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Research on stem cells to repair MS damage

I like that this is a multi-centre initiative focused on MS, but I'm not so wild about their focus on demyelination...but it's a start I suppose...

Researchers Look at Stem Cells to Repair Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

May 26 -- CNW -- Three North American research centres are examining the body's own stem cells in hopes that they may hold the key to repairing damage caused by multiple sclerosis. If successful, people with MS ...
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Stem cell breakthrough

Dear all,

In the UK today the tv news has lead with reports of a major breakthrough in stem cell research. Link to BBC website attached.

All the best


But the reports were mainly about a more significant breakthrough made by the South Koreans - I will post info when it's available. See attached link.
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Pushing the boundaries of stem cell research

It's a long article, but worth the read. At least someone is doing something. ... one=Health

Israeli scientists are pushing the boundaries of an already cutting-edge
field: stem cell research. They have grown heart cells from human
embryonic stem cells and have established companies promising, among
other things, to produce new blood vessels, regenerate cartilage and
heal spinal cord injuries.

Coming together from both academia and industry, they ...
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Possible new source of Stem Cells:HAIR!

"Stem cells found in mouse hair follicles can develop into brain cells and other cell types, researchers report. The finding suggests human hair follicles may be an effective, accessible locale in which to harvest these regenerative cells."

Click the following link to the whole article.
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Adult Stem Cells from Nose

More encouraging news...

Australia Scientists Grow Adult Stem Cells from Nose

Mar 24 - Reuters - With the help of the Catholic Church, Australian researchers have successfully grown adult stem cells harvested from the human nose, avoiding the ethical and legal problems associated with embryonic stem cells.

Australia bans creating human embryos to harvest stem cells but scientists may use embryos left over from IVF (in-vitro fertility) treatment. Stems cells harvested through other means, such ...
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Stem cell surgery in China - NZ Patient with Motor Neurone

Stem-cell op had immediate effect, says daughter
22 March 2005
-Daily News

Rotorua woman Willie Terpstra is showing signs of physical improvement after controversial stem cell surgery in China she hopes will extend her life.

Mrs Terpstra, 64, was diagnosed with the degenerative condition motor neurone disease about a year ago. Since then she has had difficulty with everyday activities such as talking and eating.

She is the first New Zealander to undergo the ...
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