Revealed: Two Men in China Were First to Receive Pioneering Stem-Cell Treatment for Heart-Disease

(Nature) – Two men in China were the first people in the world to receive an experimental treatment for heart disease based on ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells and have recovered successfully one year later, says the cardiac surgeon who performed the … Read More

A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s with a Novel Brain Cell Transplant

(STAT News) – It was after midnight on a late summer night in 2017, and they had less than eight hours to get the cells by ambulance, private plane, and another ambulance from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to Weill … Read More

Bioethicist Calls Out Unproven and Unlicensed ‘Stem Cell Treatments’ for COVID-19

(Eurekalert) – As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third month, businesses in the United States are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell-based “therapies” and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the disease. In Cell Stem Cell on May 5, … Read More

‘Amazing Potential.’ UM Doctor to Start Stem Cell Trial for Coronavirus Patients

(Miami Herald) – A team of doctors at the University of Miami won emergency federal approval to use stem cell therapy on patients suffering severe lung inflammation from COVID-19. The treatment will begin this week, starting with a dozen patients. … Read More

FDA Approves Trial of Stem Cells for Severe COVID-19 Treatment

(UPI) – Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received approval Thursday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start a small clinical trial using stem cells against COVID-19. The trial will evaluate use of umbilical … Read More

Stem Cell Therapies Slowly Gain Traction as Viable Treatments for Brain Disorders

(Science) – Jack Price’s engaging book The Future of Brain Repair details past, present, and future attempts to address Cajal’s formidable challenge. In so doing, it provides a vibrant and compelling guide to the important and rapidly evolving fields of stem cell–based … Read More

More Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Move Toward Human Trials

(The New York Times) – As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating … Read More

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