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Did Marrow Transplant Cure AIDS?
'An American man who suffered from AIDS appears to have been cured of the disease 20 months after receiving a targeted bone marrow transplant normally used to fight leukemia, his doctors said. (Nov. 13)
Stem cells used in organ surgery
- 20 November 2008

European doctors have successfully given a woman a new windpipe with tissue grown from her own stem cells.

The ground-breaking procedure could revolutionize how doctors carry out organ transplants in the future.

Treatment for Stress Urinary "Incontinence" with patients own derived stem cells

Doctors are successfully treating incontinent women with the patient's own muscle-derived stem cells. The findings of the two clinical studies are available on this web site under the clinical trial section.

Urinary incontinence is a major problem for women, and for an increasing number of men, They have developed a long-lasting and effective treatment that is especially promising because it is generated from the patient's own body.

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Growing Stem Cells Found in the Blood of the Patient
The following is a general overview of how stem cells, naturally occurring in the blood of patients are isolated in a lab. There are very few stem cells in one pint of blood, but in just a week, scientists can grow millions. These are the cells that repair damaged tissue naturally. There is also a description of how stem cells repair cartilage in patients. Good general introduction to basic stem cell technology.
Women and Storing Stem Cells found in Menstrual Blood
Recently, stem cells were found in womens menstrual blood. These stem cells are specific to the women and like other stem cells found in fat, blood or bone marrow hold the capability to be utilized in Regenerative Medicine Therapies. They can also be banked or stored by various companies. They are frozen and as new science and therapy are developed, can be a source of a stem cell population for treatment of disease.
Cord blood stem cells and University of Texas Doctors give an overview
Umbilical cord stem cells come live birth donation. These stem cells are Adult Stem Cells and are being used to treat many conditions today.
The main focus is neurological conditions. These cells are stored at cord blood banks for future use by the family, child, spouse or relative. They are also used by type match patients, similar to blood type matching for various conditions.
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