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Canadian Blood Services Urgently Requests General Public to Donate Stem Cells

Following the death of Seven-year-old Joshua Weeks, who fell victim to leukaemia after the failure to find a suitable bone marrow donor, The Canadian Blood Services stem cell donation program is urging more people to sign up. This is according to a recent article on  CKNW. Currently there are about 800 Canadians looking for an … Continue reading Canadian Blood Services Urgently Requests General Public to Donate Stem Cells

New Direction of Stem Cell Research is About to Revolutionize Modern Dentistry

The stem cells that may be extracted from our teeth can be used to fill in chips, cracks, and cavities, scientists say, and the findings could one day possibly make dental cement obsolete. The new methodology has been tested only in mice so far, but the research itself, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, describes a … Continue reading New Direction of Stem Cell Research is About to Revolutionize Modern Dentistry

Stem Cells are Now Being Used to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

A diagnosis that can cause debilitating fatigue, pains and even death is now being cured with use of the stem cells. Doctors in Chicago say they found a way to help patients with a sickle cell disease. The inherited illness affects approximately one out of 500 African Americans. Felita Sims, a teacher from Waukegan, inherited … Continue reading Stem Cells are Now Being Used to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Technology advancements trigger cautions in global healthcare industry

Technology promises to herald astonishing advances in healthcare, but delegates to the Knowledge Summit 2016 were told that the rapid pace of change posed ethical and legislative challenges. Organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – the third-annual summit in Dubai … Continue reading Technology advancements trigger cautions in global healthcare industry

Stem Cells could be used to cure deafness from birth

Scientists believe they are on the brink of a cure for congenital deafness after producing stem cells to correct a hereditary defect. Researchers have found a way of growing human cochlear cells which can be used to replace faulty ones in people deaf from birth due to a genetic error. They hope a treatment could … Continue reading Stem Cells could be used to cure deafness from birth

Commentary on the U.S. election, by an American

The election is finally over and Donald Trump will be moving into the White House in January 2017, but what potential impact will his win have on markets and the economy? Many experts anticipated a Clinton win and viewed this as a market positive. Had that been the outcome, it was expected that markets would … Continue reading Commentary on the U.S. election, by an American

New Hope for Paralyzed Patients: Latest Stem Cell Researches Show That Recovery Is Possible.

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most dangerous one can suffer: total paralysis for life can result after suffering such an injury. In a real life example, Kris Boesen and Lucas Lindner were in car accidents which unfortunately left both of them paralyzed. Doctors thought there was no chance for recovery, but luckily there … Continue reading New Hope for Paralyzed Patients: Latest Stem Cell Researches Show That Recovery Is Possible.

Study Indicates That Stem Cell Therapy Can Possibly Treat Spinal-Cord Injuries.

A company which pioneered the medical use of stem cells is claiming some impressive results in treating patients with spinal cord injuries. Asterias Biotherapeutics, company based in Fremont, California, is about to present research data that shows positive trends in spinal cord injuries treatment of five patients, who were treated with nervous stem cells injections.

Restoration of the Brain Cells Through Stem Cell Therapy: New Hope for Stroke Patients

One of the biggest killers according to World Health Organisation is stroke. It interrupts blood flow to the brain of the patient and causes death of the brain cells within minutes due to the lack of oxygen. It usually results in paralysis, speech dysfunctions, vision and memory loss. However, the latest study on stem cells … Continue reading Restoration of the Brain Cells Through Stem Cell Therapy: New Hope for Stroke Patients

Grace Century Skeptical of Apple’s Acquisition of EHR Startup Company Gliipmse.

reports that Apple has bought Gliipmse, a startup company that is focusing on the development of the comprehensive Electronic Health Records system which will be integrated directly into patients? smartphones. Gliipmse states personalised and shareable health records across the nation as its company vision. It is reported that the acquisition happened earlier this year. Nonetheless … Continue reading Grace Century Skeptical of Apple’s Acquisition of EHR Startup Company Gliipmse.

Keeping Your Kids’ Baby Teeth May Save Lives in the Future, Doctors Say

Actual replication of human organs is gradually migrating from science fiction to real life. Nano Dimension, a company specializing in the production of 3D printers is taking the first steps to make this a reality. The company’s collaboration with another biotechnology firm  – Accellta -resulted in the development of a technology which is based on … Continue reading Keeping Your Kids’ Baby Teeth May Save Lives in the Future, Doctors Say

Groundbreaking Technology Will Make Human Tissue Replication From Stem Cells a Reality

Actual replication of human organs is gradually migrating from science fiction to real life. Nano Dimension, a company specializing in the production of 3D printers is taking the first steps to make this a reality. The company’s collaboration with another biotechnology firm  – Accellta -resulted in the development of a technology which is based on … Continue reading Groundbreaking Technology Will Make Human Tissue Replication From Stem Cells a Reality

Repairing Damaged Joints Will Become a Reality with the Use of Stem Cells

Medics have discovered a new technique, based on using of stem cells, which facilitates the growth of new cartilage on the ball of the hip joint. This significant breakthrough involves the use of patients own stem cells to repair damaged joints and avoid the necessity of complicated and risky joint-replacement surgeries. Also, scientists have stated … Continue reading Repairing Damaged Joints Will Become a Reality with the Use of Stem Cells

Telehealth Technology is Redefining Healthcare, Experts Say

How many of us ever had feelings of lethargy and laziness regarding visiting doctor when feeling sick? Generally, this is a first-world problem for the majority of Americans living in big cities and their suburbs, but what if the closest hospital is located a long distance away? In the near future, the solution could be … Continue reading Telehealth Technology is Redefining Healthcare, Experts Say

EHR Implementation: The Juice is Worth the Squeeze

The implementation of new technologies often presents big challenges: its not easy to switch large, complicated systems from one methodology to another in a short time. Electronic Health Records is no exception – if it was easy to implement, it would have been done decades ago. Most of today’s corner grocery stores have more advanced … Continue reading EHR Implementation: The Juice is Worth the Squeeze

Storing Medical Data: Useful Lessons from Retail That May Be Applied in Health IT

The healthcare industry could learn many lessons from the domain of IT infrastructure, data storage and processing from retail sector according to Kate McCarthy of Forrester Research. Data archiving, storage and analytics systems assist retail enterprises to understand consumer behaviour and decision making patterns; what people buy and when, based on travel plans, season, budget … Continue reading Storing Medical Data: Useful Lessons from Retail That May Be Applied in Health IT

Self-Repairing Teeth: Stem Cells Technology for Future Dental Care.

Visits to the dentist will no longer be a source of stress anymore in the future – At least this is what Kyle Vining of Harvard University and Adam Celiz of the British University of Nottingham believe in. Since the modern day dentistry started to develop almost 300 years ago, the dreaded drilling out of … Continue reading Self-Repairing Teeth: Stem Cells Technology for Future Dental Care.

Wombs grown from stem cells will help curing infertile women within 10 years, transplant scientists say

New wombs, grown from stem cells could be implanted to cure female infertility within the next 10 years, according to a Swedish transplant pioneer’s opinion, published in Telegraph. Professor Mats Brannsrom managed to perform the world’s first womb transplant back in 2014. The procedure allowed a Swedish woman to give a birth to a healthy … Continue reading Wombs grown from stem cells will help curing infertile women within 10 years, transplant scientists say

Stem Cells may treat multiple sclerosis

Intensive chemotherapy backed up by injection of stem cells may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) according to the latest studies.  The experiment, published in The Lancet, involved the observation of 24 patients between 18 and 50 years old from 3 different Canadian hospitals.  The results of the experiment exceeded expectations: 95% of … Continue reading Stem Cells may treat multiple sclerosis

The Increased Returns from Investing in Life

The wide-ranging field of life sciences is an area that directly affects and shapes the development of many industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing and technology. Considering the fact that it influences so many aspects of industrial development simultaneously, it should be recognised as a separate industry, according to a recent PWC report. Experts agree that life sciences … Continue reading The Increased Returns from Investing in Life

Brain Cancer to be Cured With Stem Cells

Few major advances in treating aggressive brain cancer were made earlier this year, according to neurosurgeons from the University of North Carolina. Assistant Professor Shawn Hingtgen of UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy Lab has been researching new methodology of deadly brain tumours treatment and believes that a cure could originate from stem cells. One of … Continue reading Brain Cancer to be Cured With Stem Cells

New Cure Methods for Stroke Survivors

Research findings earlier this year show that injection of adult stem cells into the brain of stroke-suffered patients may help them to recover even long after the stroke happened, according to a recent article in HealthDay News. Dr. Gary Steinberg, Chief Neurosurgeon of Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA says that this … Continue reading New Cure Methods for Stroke Survivors

Medical Bills with Costly Errors: What to Do If You Were Billed Wrong?

Recent studies show that almost 4 out of 5 medical bills issued in the US have mistakes on them, according to NBCNews.com.Fixing these mistakes may result in a unpleasant and rather time-consuming procedure. The Berg family from Florida seemed to have everything planned for their first baby, but unexpected complications at the hospital forced medics … Continue reading Medical Bills with Costly Errors: What to Do If You Were Billed Wrong?

Stem Cells Found in Baby Teeth Could Be Key to Good Health Later

Latest studies on dental DNA and stem cells may result in revolutionary findings that would possibly make many patients feel more assured about their future state of health, as the cure of many potential diseases could be literally hidden in their pearly smiles. Group of microbiologists and immunologists from Medical University of South Carolina led … Continue reading Stem Cells Found in Baby Teeth Could Be Key to Good Health Later

Electronic Health Record Market Expected to Surge

The increased demand for digital and automative technology in medicine is driving a significant increase in demand for electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) products, according to our recent article in Digital Journal. The technology behind EMR enables the storage of a huge range of data pertaining to the medical history of … Continue reading Electronic Health Record Market Expected to Surge

Miami Researchers use Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent article from Fox 26 Houston has reported on how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) will be central to research being conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, to help treat . It is hoped that 30 patients will be recruited for he study which will observe various indicators in patients, with the … Continue reading Miami Researchers use Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Telemedicine: The Future of Doctor / Patient Interactions? Maybe, Maybe Not…

The future of patients seeing the doctor is via websites or apps rather than visiting the surgery according to a news report on www.jordantimes.com Telemedicine is on the rise, and a pioneering company from Boston called American Well have developed a service called Ask Me which enables the remote treatment of patients via video conferencing. … Continue reading Telemedicine: The Future of Doctor / Patient Interactions? Maybe, Maybe Not…

Canadian Research Team Make Breakthrough in Stem Cell Treatment of Osteoporosis

In Canada, researchers from the University of Toronto have collaborated with Ottawa Hospital have linked stem cells to a possible breakthrough in the treatment of age-related osteoporosis, which is also known as brittle bone disease. The condition affects many millions of people worldwide, with women being particularly affected. Whilst certain lifestyle interventions have been shown … Continue reading Canadian Research Team Make Breakthrough in Stem Cell Treatment of Osteoporosis

Bahamas Government Take Giant Leap Towards Embracing Stem Cell Industry

JamaicaObserver.com recently report that The Government of The Bahamas has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between 4 Institutions – the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, The Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami; The Public Hospitals Authority and The Ministry of Health – with the purpose of developing the stem cell … Continue reading Bahamas Government Take Giant Leap Towards Embracing Stem Cell Industry

CNN and The BBC Report Successes in Stem Cell Therapy for Sight Disorders

The pioneering use of stem cells in regenerative medicine techniques is back in the news again, with two separate pieces of coverage from global news giants CNN and The BBC on developments related to the treatment of sight disorders. The CNN article focussed on the work of Professor Pete Colley from University College London, who … Continue reading CNN and The BBC Report Successes in Stem Cell Therapy for Sight Disorders

Less Invasive Procedures Driving the UAE Cosmetic Industry

The cosmetic enhancement industry in the United Arab Emirates is seeing an increasing trend in patients requesting less invasive procedures, as new developments and techniques in the field mean that “surgery” does not now necessarily always mean going under the knife, according to a recent article in UAE newspaper The National. With a stronger customer … Continue reading Less Invasive Procedures Driving the UAE Cosmetic Industry

3D ‘bioprinters’ could soon make organs and human tissue: Experts

A team of regenerative medicine scientists in the United States Human has discovered that tissue and organs good enough to be used for transplants could soon be made using a custom-designed 3D “bioprinter” that would help solve the problem of donor shortages. The study proved that it is feasible to print living tissue, cartilage and … Continue reading 3D ‘bioprinters’ could soon make organs and human tissue: Experts

Could stem cell transplantation yield a cure for Multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. Currently, there are more than 2.3 million people suffering from MS with no known cure. However, researchers believe they are closing in on a possible one: a stem cell treatment already used for some … Continue reading Could stem cell transplantation yield a cure for Multiple sclerosis

New Development in Stem Cell Research for Skull Repair

Whilst stem cells have been shown to present significant possibilities regarding the treatment of illnesses such as certain types of Cancers, Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis, no such breakthroughs had been made for the repair of damaged skull and craniofacial bone – until now. A new publication in Nature Communications has reported that a group of … Continue reading New Development in Stem Cell Research for Skull Repair

Good Housekeeping Magazine Publish Article on Storing Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

The exciting possibilities linked to parents storing their children’s baby teeth to harvest their dental stem cells, for future use in regenerative medicine which may help successfully treat that same child as a adult, is gathering even more interest and starting to feature in mainstream media. Good Housekeeping magazine, a globally-distributed, highly-respected women’s magazine that … Continue reading Good Housekeeping Magazine Publish Article on Storing Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

Potenital “Bubble Baby” Stem Cell Treatment May Be Cure

A new experimental clinical stem cell treatment done at the Broad Stem Cell Research Center?at UCLA may be the cure for patients?whose immune systems have been failing them since birth. The condition known as?Severe combined immunodeficiency?affects cells that play vital roles in helping the immune system battle bacteria, viruses and fungi that can cause infections, … Continue reading Potenital “Bubble Baby” Stem Cell Treatment May Be Cure

New Stem Cell Therapy May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

A new, cutting-edge stem therapy is being developed in Cleveland, Ohio which could help victims of spinal cord injuries immediately after injury. In a video article featured on www.spinalcordinjuryzone.com, the company behind the new therapy is revealed to be?Athersys?- a?clinical-stage, biotechnology outfit who specilaize in?developing new?therapies focused on the treatment of conditions?where clinical need are … Continue reading New Stem Cell Therapy May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The Future Threat of Articificial Intelligence….According to Jeff Greene

Earlier this week, real estate heavyweight Jeff Greene suggested that artificial intelligence (AI) could pose a major threat to the human workforce in the near future. During an interiew with CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, Greene has hypothetised that AI, which can currently carry out the work of a person with an intelligence quota (IQ) of 100, … Continue reading The Future Threat of Articificial Intelligence….According to Jeff Greene

The Growing Commercial Potential of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

A recent article in Business Insdier Australia cites the global market for regenerative medicine is expected to reach a whopping $67.5 billion in 2020, according to analysts at Frost & Sullivan. Currently it is estimated to be worth $16.4 billion, which means that the market value would grow at an impressive 23% per year on … Continue reading The Growing Commercial Potential of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Why Store Cord Blood and Stem Cells? It Just Got Real

A seven year old Emirati boy is cured of thalassaemia major with sibling?s cord blood. Zayed Al Hammadi was diagnosed with beta thalassaemia major, a severe form of an inherited blood disorder. With his condition deteriorating rapidly the family were running out of options. A ray of hope was provided by his brother Mohammad?s umbilical … Continue reading Why Store Cord Blood and Stem Cells? It Just Got Real

Human Immune Cells Successfully Used to Treat Baby With Leukemia

“Designer” human immune cells have been used to successfully treat a one-year-old baby of leukemia that doctors thought was previously uncurable, according to a recent Huffington Post article. The baby – called Layla – was treated with experimental genetically modified human immune cells at London’s?Great Ormond Street Hospital, and within 2 months Layle was declared … Continue reading Human Immune Cells Successfully Used to Treat Baby With Leukemia

Challenging New Regulation Additions for Meaningful Use Accreditation

Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU-2), a set of regulations authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to meet standards set by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Center or Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been made potentially more difficult to attain by the addition … Continue reading Challenging New Regulation Additions for Meaningful Use Accreditation

New Stem Cell Harvesting Facility Opening to General Public in Singapore

Stem Med – a new facility in Singapore offering storage of stems cells to the general public – will open?on November 3rd 2015, according to Channel News Asia. The set-up will enable doctors to?harvest stem cells from bone marrow, peripheral blood and adipose tissues of members of the general public. ?When Governments, especially progressive ones … Continue reading New Stem Cell Harvesting Facility Opening to General Public in Singapore

UK Parents Pay ?2,000 to Store Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

According to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, parents in the UK are??paying up to ?2,000 to store their newborn babies’ stems cell – by freezing samples of the umbilical cord, taken at birth. Doctors say that such stored cells have the potential to be?used to treat a large range of illnesses in … Continue reading UK Parents Pay ?2,000 to Store Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Dubai Health Authority to Roll Out Telemedicine Support Technology

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA)?have announced plans to use telemedicine in order to provide access to best health-care specialists in remote parts of the Emirates. The technology is called “Dubai Robo Doc” and is currently set up at Hatta Hospital, with plans for it to be rolled out to other Primary Health Centres (PHC’s) and … Continue reading Dubai Health Authority to Roll Out Telemedicine Support Technology

Reduced Labor Force Participation Driving Reduced Unemployment in USA

In a recent Bloomberg article, economists from Goldman Sachs have predicted that unemployment in the US will drop from it’s current rate of 5.1% to 4.5% in 2018 – however the predicted shift is not necessarily an indicator of a stronger US economy; but rather a shrinking of the number of people who are either … Continue reading Reduced Labor Force Participation Driving Reduced Unemployment in USA

Novartis Increases Its Investment in Stem Cells

Novartis, the Swiss Pharmaceutical giant, has confirmed a $15 million investment in Gamida Cell, a company that develops stem cell therapies. Novartis had already invested $35 million in Gamida Cell, taking their total investment to $50 million, however the latest investment?will be partially directed towards the development?of NiCord,?an?evolving therapy?used to treat?high-risk blood?malignancies, blood?cancers such?lymphoma and … Continue reading Novartis Increases Its Investment in Stem Cells

Digital Healthcare Innovations Could Save the USA $300 Billion

In a newly-released report, Global Investment Bank Goldman Sachs?have predicted that digital healthcare technology will transform the industry in future years, with savings estimated to be as high as $300 billion as a result?of multiple benefits expected from the wider use of technological innovations within medicine and healthcare. Grace Century CEO and Director of Research … Continue reading Digital Healthcare Innovations Could Save the USA $300 Billion

Stem Cell Procedure Offers Hope to the Visually Impaired

A 60-year old woman in the UK is the first person to undergo a pioneering new procedure to treat impaired vision, based on taking a single stem cell and growing it into a patch of cells which can used to repair damaged eye tissue. The procedure, carried out in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, could … Continue reading Stem Cell Procedure Offers Hope to the Visually Impaired

Stem Cells – Their Amazing Potential

Organs that have been grown from stem cells in laboratory conditions have been demonstrated to be highly effective for animal recipients. Recently, a team from Japan managed to grow kidneys from incubated stem cells which?functioned normally when transplanted to the donor animals. Grace Century?s Scott Wolf comments ? Each day, there is more and more … Continue reading Stem Cells – Their Amazing Potential