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By MoneyMorning.com.au
 
Occasionally we come across technology that’s not really technology in its truest sense. Sometimes, technology is really an assistant to nature. This is particularly evident in certain functions of the human body.
 
The human body has an amazing ability to repair and regenerate itself. You might be thinking right now, ‘no it doesn’t, we’re not salamanders.’ But believe me, there’s plenty in the body that can regenerate, though not in the sci-fi sense that many people think.
 
The terms ‘regrow’ and ‘regenerate’ often make people think of regrown limbs. Agreed, that’s not entirely possible…for now. But the body can regenerate thanks to ‘wonder-cells’ known as stem cells.
 
Although stem cells are naturally occurring, the latest technology is maximising their potential. Thanks to scientists and researchers we can do more now with stem cells than ever before.


It All Just Works Like Magic!
 
Stem cells can repair and regrow vital systems in our body. And encouragingly stem cells occur naturally in all of us. In fact the reason we are who we are is because while we’re embryos stem cells chop and change about to make all the bits that make us human.
 
Without getting too bogged down in the biology and science, there are effectively two types of stem cells. The first kind is embryonic stem cells, also known as pluripotent stem cells. These have the ability to become every type of cell in the body.
 
The second kind is adult stem cells, also known as multipotent stem cells. These have the ability to become only certain types of cells in the body.
 
These wonder-cells are vital to the future of regenerative medicine. That is the practice of medicine that repairs and regenerates the body. The potential lies in the ability to one day rewind the entire process of aging.
 
Stem cells are so important for a few key reasons. The Australian Stem Cell Foundation outlines these on their website,

‘Stem cells are different from other cells in the body in three main ways:
 
‘1. Stem cells are unspecialised. They have not developed into cells that perform a specific function.
 
‘2. Stem cells can differentiate. This means they can divide and produce cells that have the potential to become other more specific cell types, tissues or organs. These new cells and tissues are used to repair or replace damaged or diseased cells in the body. Once cells have differentiated, they have less capacity to form multiple different cell types, and become ‘committed’ to becoming a particular cell type. Skin stem cells, for example, give rise to new skin cells when needed, to assist regeneration after damage and as part of the normal ageing process.
 
‘3. Stem cells are capable of self-renewal. Stem cells are able to divide and produce copies of themselves which leads to self-renewal. Once a cell has become specialised (has differentiated) to a particular tissue or organ, it has a very limited capacity to self-renew (produce new stem cells) but instead produces only cells relevant to that organ.‘

Medical technology means scientists and researchers can use stems cells in a number of ways to cure disease and ailments like what I’m about to explain below. In what seems like a magical trick, scientists have even brought ‘dead’ organs back to life using stem cells.
 
And there’s growing evidence that stem cells hold even more potential than first thought.


The Human Element of These Amazing Cells
 
David Pyne is 60 years old. He lives in Manchester, England. He has four children and is a Grandfather. David got the worst news of his life in August 2012. He had leukaemia. He had about 12 to 18 months to live.
 
One way to treat leukaemia is to get a bone marrow transplant. However a global search resulted in no match for the required transplant. Time was running out and so were his options to stay alive.
Thankfully two babies were born. One in America, one in France. And even better was both mothers had decided to donate their umbilical cord blood.
 
This was so significant because one of the richest sources of stem cells is umbilical cord blood. It also just happened that these two donors were a good match for David.
 
With no other option the doctors treated him with the new stem cells. He spent six weeks in hospital hoping this would be the solution he so desperately needed.
 
As reported in The Mirror, the director of the hospital where David was treated said,

‘Umbilical cord blood is very rich in stem cells, which being so immature have phenomenal regenerative powers. These were a great alternative source of cells for David, in fact the only option, as after a worldwide search he had no other donor.‘

The stem cells worked, and David is now in remission. The regenerative powers of the stem cells have literally saved his life.
 
With more and more research every year, there’s seemingly endless potential in what stem cells are capable of treating. And in some cases stem cells might even improve parts of the body better than they were before.
 
Think about it like this. Over time, as you get older you reach a point where perhaps your joints aren’t what they used to be. And it’s impacting your day to day life. Your GP says you’ve got Osteoarthritis.
 
However your local GP has a ‘bank’ of stem cells. With the right stem cells injected into the joint, not only does your hip get better, but it now has the same flexibility as when you were a teenager.
 
This isn’t fanciful dreaming.
 
One relatively unknown Aussie company is working on stem cell technology that’s going to change the lives of millions. In Revolutionary Tech Investor we uncovered this amazing company and their regenerative medicine technologies back in November. Since then the stock has climbed over 70%.
 
Companies with technology like this can change people’s lives. They hold the key to improving the health of millions. And they also have the potential to completely change the financial lives of smart investors.
 
But financial glory aside, the impact of stem cell technology is turning the practice of medicine on its head. Continued advances in the use of stem cells means there’s much more to come from these wonder-cells.
 
Already research is underway for the treatment of everything from cardiac problems to orthopaedic issues and even eye and brain disease. Such is the reach of stem cells that they could be the single most important medical treatment in the history of mankind.
Posted: 2/15/2014 6:02:04 PM by Miroslav | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
CATCH UP!  They’ve been treating SCI patients successfully with stem cells for years now!


Stem cells may hold secret to multiple spinal injury repair

21 January 2011

Scientists may soon be able to repair multiple aspects of a spinal cord injury in humans, using adult stem cells.

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine study involving rats showed that use of multipotent adult progenitor cells (mapc) could prevent neuron retraction, promote new neuron re-growth and reduce inflammation in spinal injury.

Researchers will no doubt be hopeful that the development of such treatment can contribute significantly to reducing the costs of spinal injury treatment, which can range between $500,000 (£312,000) and $3 million (£1.9 million) in the US.

Commenting on the findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, university professor Jerry Silver explained: “Using preclinical models of spinal cord injury, we found that MAPC can both dynamically regulate macrophages, which cause inflammatory damage, and stimulate neuron growth simultaneously.

“Our results demonstrate that MAPC convey meaningful therapeutic benefits after spinal cord injury.”

Meanwhile, recent research conducted at Otago University suggests that cell tissue extracted from the nose could be transplanted to the site of spinal cord injury.

Scientists are hopeful the procedure could overcome blocks that prevent nerve cells regenerating following damage.

News by Serious Law. Expert legal assistance for those affected by spinal injury

Posted by Timothy Walters

Posted: 2/8/2011 4:31:41 PM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments


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Recently, two New Zealand “experts” in the field of spinal cord injuries weighed in on stem cell treatments.  One of them,  Dr Richard Acland, Christchurch’s Burwood Hospital director of the spinal injuries unit, told TV ONE’s Breakfast today that he has concerns about stem cell treatments and their ability to help SCI patents recover.  The other, “Spinal Cord Society president Noela Vallis said the procedure has been carried out overseas on well over 100 people with few negative side-effects and varying degrees of improvement for each patient.”  via

Well done Noela!  It is obvious to me that you are familiar with and have based your optimism on these articles…and it is further obvious that Dr Acland has never seen any of them:

SPINAL CORD INJURY vs ASC HISTORY OF TREATMENT – http://tinyurl.com/SCIvsASC

Stepping Towards A Paralysis Cure, A Tale Of Two Supermen Stem Cells Cure 23 Year Old Male of Paralysis – C6…-C7 injury
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/stepping-towards-a-paralysis-cure-a-tale-of-two-supermen-stem-cells-cure-23-year-old-male-of-paralysis-c6-c7-injury/

Paraplegic – Adult Stem Cell Success Stories – Laura Dominguez
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/paraplegic-adult-stem-cell-success-stories-laura-dominguez/

PARALYZED COUSINS PLEASED WITH STEM CELL TREATMENT
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/paralyzed-cousins-pleased-with-stem-cell-treatment/

Successful Stem Cell Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury in Dogs
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/successful-stem-cell-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-dogs/

Spinal Cord Injury Patient Wins…and Loses
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/spinal-cord-injury-patient-wins-and-loses/

STEM CELLS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/stem-cells-for-spinal-cord-injury/

Adult Stem Cell Grafts Help Paralyzed Heal
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/adult-stem-cell-grafts-help-paralyzed-heal/

Medical hope as paralysed dog cured by stem cell therapy – mirror.co.ukhttp://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/medical-hope-as-paralysed-dog-cured-by-stem-cell-therapy-mirror-co-uk/

Major the Roseville police dog gets stem cell treatment - http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/01/major_police_dog_stem_cell.php

and these 43 articles:
http://donmargolis.com/Home/Blog.aspx?tagname=Spinal+Cord+Injury

Posted: 2/7/2011 4:21:42 PM by Guest Blogger | with 0 comments


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Marine Corporal “First to Get New Procedure” for spinal cord injury

 
While 2000 SCI patients around the world have had Adult Stem Cells implanted in the past 8 years, it is sad to know how many Americans are being fooled. Every time someone is treated in the USA with stem cells (for any disease) the press releases and newspapers always call it a “first” when 100% of the time it is not. 
 
The first patient to undergo an adult stem cell procedure that may help spinal cord injury patients regain function had an injection Thursday that may change the course of medical history.
That’s the nonsense given to medical reporters at every major USA newspaper, and they always go for it! Fortunately for the patient, his procedure is long-proven and his chances for success are about 65%.
 
Sitting in his den Thursday morning, surrounded by pictures of Dr. John, Matt Cole, the patient, was cool, calm and collected. His wife Kim was with him, and he answered questions for documentation of the medical procedure he was about to undertake – an injection of his stem cells into his spinal cord that may help him regain use of his lower body.
 
Cole, 30, was injured in Iraq during his second tour of duty. A corporal in the U. S. Marine Corps, his day of infamy was May 17, 2005. Insurgents attacked with mortars and rockets and he was hit with shrapnel in the back and right lung. As a result, he suffered a spinal cord injury and a collapsed lung.

His was treated on the site by corpsman and then flown to a MASH unit. There he was put under, stabilized and sent to a hospital in Germany. “I was supposed to die,” Cole said.
 
Four days later he was flown from Germany to the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland and later he went to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa for rehab and physical therapy.
 
His long, grueling road back included physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy and learning how to adjust to his new life—in a wheelchair.
 
He learned how to get off the floor, how open and close doors and how to get from the bed to the wheelchair, among other tasks.
 
Through it all, his mother Diane said, “He kept in good spirits and has never been anything other than positive.”
 
He said, “Kim was the first one to the hospital and has stayed by me ever since.” They were dating at the time and are now married, expecting their first child. Kim is an adaptive physical education teacher for St. Tammany Parish.
 
Conscientious about his physical therapy, Cole has continued exercising and keeping himself fit, hoping that one day he would be able to find a medical solution that would help him get out of the wheelchair.
 
“Keeping a positive attitude is key, along with a strong faith in God and staying in shape. You can really fall into a hole, so it’s important to remain positive and keep up with what’s out there in research, anything that can improve your quality of life,” said Cole.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE
http://www.slidellsentry.com/articles/2010/08/22/news/doc4c6f0c1e68252936100930.txt
Posted: 8/27/2010 5:02:38 AM by Patrick Dalton | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.

SCI Treatment Using Own Stem Cells

2 Idaho cousins who suffered spinal cord injuries in separate accidents have improved after treatment using their own stem cells.  The adult stem cell therapy in Germany has given both of them quality of life improvements that has thrilled them to no end.

Harold (Bud) Poxleitner, of Cottonwood, and Robert Braucher, of Forest, Idaho both report after the stem cell treatment that:

  • Chronic pain has subsided and they both have more feelings in their legs
  • the treatment was worth the money and effort
  • they are both considering going for more treatment using their own stem cells
From the stem cell research story:

"It helped me quite a bit. It took the pain and dropped it down to about half of what it was," Poxleitner, 67, said. "And then my legs got real warm. They've never been warm for 40 years, and they just warmed up. Those stem cells must have gone in there and fixed my circulation or something. They're staying real warm now."

Braucher said his improvement may not be quite as pronounced, but is noticeable. "I had a lot of pain in my left leg and I don't have it anymore," he said. "And I'm getting more sensation in the bottom of my right foot. My muscle on my thigh, I can feel a little bit. Other than that, that's about it."

Poxleitner explained the bone marrow is extracted from the hip and stem cells, after being separated out, are injected back into the body as close to the spinal chord injury as possible. Poxleitner was injured in a 1968 logging accident, Braucher in a 2003 automobile accident. Both have been using wheelchairs since.

Just the reduction of pain for Poxleitner and virtual elimination for Braucher is well worth the cost of the trip and treatment, the men said. "I'll tell you what, I couldn't hardly get any sleep before," Braucher said. "Now I can sleep all night. It has made a lot of difference, just getting rid of that pain."
 

 

More SCI Stem Cell Research Success Stories

Other SCI patients have gone to Germany and have had some success with their own stem cells.   Justin McCray from Mississippi has improved as well after the stem cell treatment.

 



 
Posted: 2/21/2010 8:29:56 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


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