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An LAPD officer needs a bone marrow transplant. His ethnicity limits his chances of getting one – Los Angeles Times

By LizaAVILA

Matthew Medinas doctors diagnosed him with a rare blood disease a few months ago and told him he would probably die without a bone marrow transplant. With that prognosis came another: The 40-year-old Los Angeles police officer had a less than 50% chance of finding a donor because he is not white. Most successful matches for bone marrow transplants involve a donor and patient of the same ethnicity.

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There are millions of protein factories in every cell. Surprise, they’re not all the same – Science Magazine

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Ribosomes, which build a protein (black) from an RNA strand (blue), may specialize in making particular sets of proteins. V. ALTOUNIAN/SCIENCE By Mitch LeslieJun

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US Stem Cell’s Chief Science Officer Co-Authors Featured Paper – Investing News Network (press release) (registration) (blog)

By raymumme

A paper co-authored by Kristin Comellas, chief science officer for U.S. Stem Cell (OTCQB:USRM)about an intra-articular injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the latest issue of the Journal of Translational Medicine. As quoted in the press release: Comella is a world-renowned expert on regenerative medicine with a focus on adipose derived stem cells.

To Read More: US Stem Cell’s Chief Science Officer Co-Authors Featured Paper – Investing News Network (press release) (registration) (blog)
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How LifeCell became the most accredited stem cell bank in India – Financial Express

By LizaAVILA

Founded in 2004, LifeCcell has technological collaboration with the US-based Cryo-Cell Internationalthe worlds first private stem cell bank with over 25 years of experience. (PTI) Chennai-based LifeCell, the provider of preventive healthcare services for family wellness, is the worlds second-largest provider of umbilical cord stem cells. Founded in 2004, the company has technological collaboration with the US-based Cryo-Cell Internationalthe worlds first private stem cell bank with over 25 years of experience.

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Ex-Hadassah head of bone-marrow transplants loses license for 6 months – The Jerusalem Post

By Sykes24Tracey

The Jerusalem Post Ex-Hadassah head of bone - marrow transplants loses license for 6 months The Jerusalem Post The Health Ministry suspended for at least six months the license of Prof.

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Awesome Dawson: The legacy an 8-year-old boy who battled leukemia leaves behind – ABC10

By daniellenierenberg

Frances Wang, KXTV 8:33 PM.

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Filipina urgently needs bone marrow donor – Asianjournal.com

By NEVAGiles23

Asian American Donor Program encourages minorities and mixed heritage to join national registry Oakland Lisa Marie Evangelista, a 31-year-old Filipina woman who lives in Sacramento, is in a literal fight for her life. Lisa is a speech language pathologist and works at the U.C. Davis Medical Center.

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In a first, Mumbai doctors use dad’s cells to fight blood disorder – Times of India

By LizaAVILA

MUMBAI: Three-year-old Kinaya Shah was diagnosed with thalassemia at the tender age of three months and has been undergoing regular blood transfusions ever since. The only cure for thalassemia is a bone marrow transplant (BMT), a form of stem cell therapy. Typically, the donor of the stem cells would be a sibling of the patient such that the stem cells of the donor are a near perfect match to those of the patient

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Researchers Discover Body’s Stem Cell Army Hits a Wall When … – Newswise (press release)

By daniellenierenberg

Newswise You might think stem cells only exist inside a fetus, but your adult body has a stockpile of stem cells, armed and ready to respond. These remarkable cells can develop into any other type of cell, like muscle or bone or nerve cells

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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell repair of cyclophosphamide-induced ovarian insufficiency in a mouse model – Dove Medical Press

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Back to Browse Journals International Journal of Women's Health Volume 9 Ahmed Badawy,1 Mohamed A Sobh,2 Mohamed Ahdy,3 Mohamed Sayed Abdelhafez1 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2Department of Internal Medicine, 3Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt Objective: Attempting in vivo healing of cyclophosphamide-induced ovarian insufficiency in a mouse model using bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). Methods: Female BALB/c white mice were used to prepare a model for premature ovarian failure by single intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (80 mg/kg).

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Governor Signs Law to Allow Chronic, Terminally Ill in Texas to Get Stem Cell Treatments – Spectrum News

By raymumme

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a new law that allows terminally ill or those which chronic diseases receive stem cell treatments in Texas. Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, and is often patient's last hope for improvement

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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: ‘Myelodysplastic syndrome’ covers a range of diseases – Prescott Daily Courier

By Sykes24Tracey

Dr. Keith Roach, Syndicated Columnist DEAR DR.

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UVA Honored as Center of Excellence for Bone Marrow Cancer – NBC 29 News

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Release from the University of Virginia Health System: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 14, 2017 - University of Virginia Cancer Center has earned recognition as a national center of excellence for its care of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a cancer of the bone marrow that often leads to leukemia. UVA is the only center in Virginia to receive this designation from the MDS Foundation for the treatment of this condition, which UVA hematologist Michael Keng, MD, said is often referred to as a bone marrow failure disorder. Bone marrow produces stem cells that make white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.

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Exercise Can Help Reduce Fat Found In Bone Marrow – Huffington Post Canada

By JoanneRUSSELL25

Fat doesn't just sit on top of your bones according to recent research it can also be found inside of your bone marrow too, and running can help shrink it. According to Dr

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Doc: ‘Myelodysplastic syndrome’ covers range of illness – The Detroit News

By LizaAVILA

Keith Roach, To Your Health 6:38 p.m. ET June 13, 2017 Dear Dr. Roach: I hope you can answer some questions about myelodysplastic syndrome

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Stem cells might not be a good option for your kid’s sports injury – Miami Herald

By Sykes24Tracey

Stem cells might not be a good option for your kid's sports injury Miami Herald They are seen as the body's master cells , and studies have shown these cells have the capacity to differentiate into bone, cartilage, muscle and ligament tissues. MSC cells are usually harvested from bone marrow or fat cells . Evidence from laboratory ..

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Legacy of Houston’s first ‘Bubble Boy’ helping children born decades later – Chron.com

By raymumme

By Craig Hlavaty, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle This weekend the Houston Chronicle told the story of a Houston child named Sebastian Romero who has the same condition as the late David Vetter (above) did. Vetter, dubbed "The Bubble Boy", died in 1984 but lessons from his life are helping keep Romero alive. Click through to see more photos of the boy who lived in a bubble his whole life in Houston...

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Regenerative Medicine Can Help Make America Great – Morning Consult

By daniellenierenberg

When President Donald Trump urged the biopharmaceutical industry to reduce the price of new medicines and to increase its manufacturing in the United States, many took it as a threat.

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Gift of Life: Santaquin mom searching for a bone marrow match adds 1200 names to registry – Daily Herald

By NEVAGiles23

Across Utah County, there are people waiting for donations, whether it is a needed organ, bone marrow or blood that will save their lives. Others have given these life-saving donations to complete strangers. Gift of Life highlights those involved in the medical donation process

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Bank on stem cells, gift a life – Calcutta Telegraph

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Panchwati Tower on Harmu Road in Ranchi where the stem cell bank is expected to come up. (Hardeep Singh) In what may be a game-changer for healthcare in Jharkhand, a group of doctors from Ranchi have teamed up with a Mumbai-based pioneering research firm to plan the first stem cell bank of eastern India in the state capital. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialised cells and divide to produce more stem cells.

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