Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Spinal Cord Injury Patient Treated With Non-Matched Adult Stem Cells (now up and walking)
Marketwire ^ | December 10, 2010

Posted on 12/10/2010 1:07:06 PM PST by NYer

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) announced today peer-reviewed publication of its data on what is believed to be the first "combination therapy" adult stem cell protocol for spinal cord injury. 

The patient treated, who was 29 years old at the time, suffered a spinal cord injury resulting from an airplane crash on May 13th of 2008. He had no walking ability, intermittent pain and loss of sexual function. The patient was injected with a combination universal donor stem cell therapy in November of 2008, and January and July of 2009. A gradual improvement was observed subsequent to each administration of stem cells. 

Currently the patient has recovered sexual function, is walking, and has a dramatic reduction in pain symptoms.

The medical article describing the procedure was published in the peer-reviewed journal International Archives of Internal Medicine and was co-authored by scientists at the University of California San Diego, Indiana University, and University of Utah. It can be accessed at this link: http://www.intarchmed.com/content/pdf/1755-7682-3-30.pdf.

"While we cannot make any conclusions based on the treatment of only one patient, we are very excited to see such a drastic improvement," said Dr. Bogin, Chairman and President of Medistem. 

Medistem is an adult stem cell company based in San Diego, California. The company has filed an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) with the FDA for use of its universal donor endometrial regenerative cells (ERC) for treatment of critical limb ischemia, an advanced form of peripheral artery disease. The Endometrial Regenerative Cells may be purchased for research use at the General Biotechnology LLC website: http://www.gnrlbiotech.com/?page=catalog_endometrial_regenerative_cells.

"We aim to initiate clinical trials in the US in the first quarter of 2011. Through this we hope to take data from promising case reports, such as the one discussed today, into the scientific framework required by the FDA for going down the path to full registration," said Dr. Sablin, Vice President of Medistem, who is also founder of Selena Pharmaceuticals and co-founder of the NASDAQ company Medivation Inc. "The fact that Endometrial Regenerative Cells can be made into lung, liver, brain, pancreatic, bone, fat, blood vessel, heart, and muscle tissue suggests that these cells may be useful for numerous diseases."  

"To date we have published patient results in multiple sclerosis, heart failure, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and now spinal cord injury," said Mr. Zaharchook, Vice Chairman and Board Member of the Company. "While we as a company are focused on our critical limb ischemia program, we are optimistic about the other clinically-applicable uses of the ERC and are currently seeking strategic partners."

About Medistem Inc.
Medistem Inc. is a biotechnology company developing technologies related to adult stem cell extraction, manipulation, and use for treating inflammatory and degenerative diseases. The company's lead product, the endometrial regenerative cell (ERC), is a "universal donor" stem cell being developed for critical limb ischemia. A publication describing the support for use of ERC for this condition may be found at http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/pdf/1479-5876-6-45.pdf. ERC can be purchased for scientific use through Medistem's collaborator, General Biotechnology http://www.gnrlbiotech.com/?page=catalog_endometrial_regenerative_cells.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; spinalcord; stemcells

1 posted on 12/10/2010 1:07:09 PM PST by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...
Good news!

Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


2 posted on 12/10/2010 1:08:45 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
developing technologies related to adult stem cell extraction, manipulation, and use
3 posted on 12/10/2010 1:11:48 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Re: #3 ... I expect the leftist secular media to ignore this development. It doesn’t support their baby-killing agenda.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 1:12:45 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

But this is of no “value”,
because it doesn’t dehumanize the embryo.

And how are the “had-aborts” going to salve their consciences if the embryo isn’t dehumanized?


5 posted on 12/10/2010 1:14:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Can’t really be sure if natural healing took place or was caused by the introduction of “outside” stem cells.


6 posted on 12/10/2010 1:18:34 PM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

I certainly would like to walk again.


7 posted on 12/10/2010 1:19:17 PM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: corlorde

Which raises an interesting question: How recent does the injury have to be, to be treated effectively?


8 posted on 12/10/2010 1:25:02 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NYer
check everything that Marketwire or PRNewswire publish at least three times. This is stock hype. I may be substantive, but it's certainly stock hype.

And pro-lifers have traditionally very gullible targets for scammers.

9 posted on 12/10/2010 1:30:46 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: corlorde

Godspeed.


10 posted on 12/10/2010 1:31:29 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand
corrections:

It may be substantive, but it's certainly stock hype. And pro-lifers have traditionally been very gullible targets for scammers.

11 posted on 12/10/2010 1:32:27 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

Looks like you graduated from the DoughtyOne school of proofreading. ;-)


12 posted on 12/10/2010 1:38:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Is the U. S. on life support. Looks for all the world like a team has decided to pull the plug.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

The Archives of Internal Medicine does not usually engage in stock hype. It’s a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and getting published in it is not easy.


13 posted on 12/10/2010 1:39:36 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Currently the patient has recovered sexual function, is walking, and has a dramatic reduction in pain symptoms

got the priorities right...
14 posted on 12/10/2010 1:41:49 PM PST by stylin19a
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

This can’t be true! We all know (at least the media and the proponents have been telling us for years) that the only viable stem cells come from embryos!

/s


15 posted on 12/10/2010 1:42:10 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ottbmare
The Archives of Internal Medicine does not usually engage in stock hype.

You can loosen your jaw, Jeeves. The financial press -- especially the online financial press -- will publish a story about your grandma being abducted by aliens if you pay them enough.

Gawdalmighty, do I have to publish freaking illustrated instructions on how to read a post?

16 posted on 12/10/2010 1:42:36 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: stylin19a

sex cells. err, sells.


17 posted on 12/10/2010 1:43:14 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Non-matched stem cells?

Can they not harvest ‘adult’ stem cells from the adult being treated?


18 posted on 12/10/2010 1:54:14 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

I read the post. And I understand about stock hype. But then I went to Pubmed to read more about the research, and it looks as though these people are headed in the right direction. Medical research is my area of specialty, so I do know how to read scholarly journal articles.


19 posted on 12/10/2010 1:58:23 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Hmmm. . .I don’t recall seeing that they’ve been able to do this with embryonic stem cells. (Or anything else for that matter.)


20 posted on 12/10/2010 2:03:18 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: corlorde
....and I am praying you will walk again.

God Bless You.

21 posted on 12/10/2010 2:06:02 PM PST by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ottbmare
Medical research is my area of specialty, so I do know how to read scholarly journal articles.

Wow, cool. capitl markets is mine. And when you see "Pink Sheets," you hang the hell on to your wallet and do your due dilligence, or pay up.

22 posted on 12/10/2010 2:07:14 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

capital


23 posted on 12/10/2010 2:07:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

To someone who wanted to invest, I’d say that they need some of your expertise and some of mine. Due diligence requires both a knowledge of the financials and a knowledge of the science going on here.


24 posted on 12/10/2010 2:22:13 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Wow, it sure sounds like they are on the right track.

Very encouraging.


25 posted on 12/10/2010 3:09:39 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer; wagglebee; LibreOuMort
Good news!

Good news? This is GREAT NEWS!!!

26 posted on 12/10/2010 5:14:21 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Any freepers with cartilage problems and some dough. You can be treated with your own stem cells (taken fr yr hip bone) via the regenexx procedure which cultures, multiplies them, then injects them into yr cartilage problem. They are in Colorado

http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=regenexx&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGLL_enUS393US393&ie=UTF-8&aq=0&oq=regenxx


27 posted on 12/10/2010 5:19:22 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
The patient’s motor strength measurements improved before he even got the stem cells injected. I smell a rat.
28 posted on 12/10/2010 6:28:46 PM PST by pterional
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Well this is a little late! Superman already died!


29 posted on 12/10/2010 6:48:45 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
"Adult" Stem Cells Injected Into CNS Safe And Feasible For Neurological Disorder Therapy
Growing Nerve Cells
Adult Stem Cells Provide New Life For Livers  Spinal Cord
Adult Stem Cell Research Treats Spinal Cord Injury Patient Paraplegic Breakthrough Using Adult Stem Cells
Adult Stem Cell Research Treats Spinal Cord Injury Patient

Paraplegic Breakthrough Using Adult Stem Cells For Spinal Cord Repair
Pioneer In Spinal Cord Injury Recovery To Visit Rim
Techniques Push Stem Cells To Repair Damaged Nerves
Ethical Stem Cell Surgery Gave Paraplegic, Erica Nader, Ability To Walk Briefly 3 Yrs. Later
Adult Stem Cell Surgery May Have Teen Walking Again Soon 

Growing Nerve Cells From Hair Follicles 
Spinal Cord Patient Speaks Out: Embryonic Stem Cell Helps Patents Not Patients
Canadian Tries Russian Stem Cell Treatment  
Adult Stem Cell Research Treats Spinal Cord Injury Patient 
Non Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Allows Paralyzed Brazilian To Walk, Talk Again

Paralyzed Man Given Hope By Experimental Surgery (Stem Cells From His Own Sinuses To Be Used) 
Adult Stem Cells (Nasal Cells) Help Paralyzed 18 Year Old To Walk  
Regenerating Hope For A Paralysis Cure (Macrophages Are Injected Into The Spinal Cord) 

Doctors In Russia Prove That Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Can Be Used In Treating Spinal Cord Injuries 
Family Pins Hopes For Son On Stem-Cell Shots  Cerebral Palsy, Cord Blood

New Findings Support Promise Of Using Stem Cells (Adult Bone Marrow)  To Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
Disability Rights Advocate Backs Bush Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill Veto (Joni Eareckson Tada)

Making Brain Cells With Adult Hair Follicle Cells 
Paralyzed farmer puts his faith in stem cell transplant Dr. Lima
Different Adult Stem Cell Treatments,  with Umbilical Cord Cells, Produce Results For 2 Spinal Cord Injury Patients In China

Celling the Elixir of life
Scientists plan China, HK, Taiwan stem cell trial
Man walks, courtesy stem cell therapy
Adult Stem Cells Found in Hair Follicles

Real-World Successes of Adult Stem Cell Treatments

In Young Rats, Researchers Find a Reaction to Spinal Cord Injury That Speeds Recovery
Celling a Strategy, Opposition to embryo-destroying research is not a losing issue

Adult Stem Cells: It's Not Pie-in-the-Sky

Aborted Baby Stem Cells in Mouse Experiments a Medical and Ethical Disaster

Paraplegic breakthrough using adult stem cells
Adult Stem Cells Provide New Life for Livers

Adult stem cells help paralysed 18 year old to walk

Embryonic Stem Cells Have Never Been Used To Treat Anyone And No Plans Exist To Do So


There Is No Need To Do Barbaric Research And Kill Human Beings In The Embryonic Stage to facilitate research on Nerve Regeneration.  Adult Stem Cells Work.
 

*In 2000, Israeli Scientists at Proneuron Implanted Melissa Holley's White Blood Cells Into Her Spinal Cord To Treat The Paraplegia Caused When Her Spinal Cord Was Severed In An Auto Accident. Melissa, Who Is 18, Has Since Regained Control Over Her Bladder And Recovered Significant Motor Function In Her Limbs - She Can Now Move Her Legs And Toes, Although She Cannot Yet Walk.

This Is Exactly The Kind Of Therapy That Embryonic-Stem-Cell Proponents Promise - Years Down The Road. Yet Melissa's Breakthrough Was Met With Collective Yawns In The Biased, liberal, pro-abortion, socialist Press (MSM) With The Exception Of CBS News & Canada's The Globe And Mail.  Non-Embryonic Stem Cells May Be As Common As Beach Sand.

30 posted on 12/10/2010 9:19:15 PM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Wasn’t this what the guy on the Dateline sting was saying was possible? Just saying.


31 posted on 12/11/2010 8:30:04 AM PST by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: at bay

yea, i saw that.. that guy was a loon and had a clinic in mexico.


32 posted on 12/11/2010 10:43:20 AM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson