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  • Heart Valves Grown From Womb Fluid Cells

    11/15/2006 3:49:18 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 5 replies · 508+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 11-15-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    CHICAGO Nov 15, 2006 (AP)-Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future.The idea is to create these new valves in the lab while the pregnancy progresses and have them rady to implant in a baby with heart defects after it is born.
  • An eye on stem cells

    12/02/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 396+ views
    The Hindu Magazine ^ | December 3, 2006 | DR. MOHAN RAJAN, DR. SUJATHA MOHAN, DR. SRINIVAS K. RAO, DR. S. RADHIKA
    Transplant of limbal stem cells offers hope to patients with corneal disorders. Photo: K. GopinathanUnique capacity: A part of the eye constantly renews itself.CAN you imagine a part of your eye that constantly renews itself for the whole of your life? Half the cells are replaced every two months under normal conditions. The cells replicate fast and move across the surface at an incredible speed of 60 to 80 mm per hour. These are the properties of the Corneal epithelium — the outermost layer, or "skin" of your cornea, composed of five to six layers of specialised cells that...
  • Muscular Dystrophy Patient Shows “More Muscles” After Amnion Stem Cells Implant

    08/27/2006 7:38:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 445+ views
    Patient: L.S. age 46 Diagnostic: Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular DystrophyThe following letter is from an MD patient who received the amnion stem cell implant, and is authorized for release by Stem Cell Pharma, Inc.August 19, 2006Dear Dr._______The following is an account of my progress since my stem cell/placenta implant on June 29, 2006 in the early evening for adult onset fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy of 23 years.July 24, 2006- General improvements are: My good muscles are better-more firm and a little more bulk (this was noticed by my chiropractor) so I feel stronger and movements are a little easier, for example, pushing...