Stem cell therapy is often a “last resort” treatment for patients with end-stage heart diseases. A recent study, however, finds that the treatment could be more harmful than helpful if cardiac stem cells are involved. Researchers found that using patients’ own cardiac stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue may not only be ineffective but … Continue reading Why bank? More Evidence to Bank Young Healthy Stem Cells.
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The legal battle to get patients access to stem cell therapy in Texas is closer to reality, according to TWCNews.com latest news article. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed such legislation into law this week, and it means some patients will be heading into uncharted medical territory. After Sept. 1, patients with terminal illnesses or severe chronic … Continue reading New Law Opens Door for Stem Cell Therapy in Texas
Stem cell therapy is one step closer to becoming law in Texas, the latest state to push for passage of a patients’ “Right to Try” legislation. House Bill (HB) 810 is one of three proactive stem cell bills being considered in the Texas Legislature that would make it easier for those suffering with incurable illnesses to … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy is One Step Closer to Becoming Law in Texas
According to a recent report on Health Care IT News, The US Department of Veteran Affairs will shift to a commercial electronic health records (EHR) systems, moving away from the VistA system that it had previously developed in-house. VistA had been developed to initially to serve both the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense, however last … Continue reading Department of Veterans Affairs to seek commercial EHR system
A recent article on ZD Net takes a look at cloud computing / technology and how it the business models to generate revenue from related products have evolved over the years. Our electronic medical records partner The Quantum Group Inc, have developed an innovative cloud- based system known PWeR, which a shortened version of Personal Wellness Record. Quantum currently … Continue reading Subscribing to Cloud Computing
A recent report from Goldman Sachs, featured in an article on News Max Finance strongly indicates that regenerative medicine is continuing to be a an attractive option for investment. The GS report is entitled “The Coming Age of Regenerative Medicine”, and to quote from it “venture capital in companies pursuing regenerative medicine increased from $296 million in 2011 to … Continue reading Where is the money flowing? Into regenerative medicine
A recent article in Business Insider looks at what Americans are currently paying for their healthcare – and the conclusion is that the average American is paying than ever before. According to the article, more than 50% of American workers pay up to $1,000 up front for their healthcare plans – and this cost runs … Continue reading Variable cost of MRI has big impact for American healthcare consumers
A recent opinion article from Alice LaPlante of CenturyLink, where she speaks about the bright future of telemedicine, has recently been published on forbes.com The article looks at the current state of telemedicine and opines on the many and wide benefits it can offer across the board, from large healthcare organisations through to small family GP practices – … Continue reading Could 2017 be the Year Of Telemedicine? Opinion From Alice LaPlante
Transporting stem cell cultivation to the earth’s orbit could play a key role in the faster rate of growth of stem cells for clinical use, according to a recent article in the International Business Times Preliminary research has shown that the microgravity environment of the International Space Station actively increases the growth rate of stem … Continue reading Space – the perfect environment for culturing stem cells
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that Salama, its electronic medical record (EMR) system, will be rolled out in three phases this year, according to a recent article in Computer Weekly. 11,000 DHA staff will be trained to use Salama in 2017, which already contains 1.4 million patient records and has experienced 112 million transactions. The … Continue reading Dubai Health Authority to roll out Salama in 2017
BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt has gone public about how stem cell therapy helped lift the “brain fog” she has been experiencing as a result of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Caroline had originally been denied a place on a UK National Health service (NHS) trial – however she was determined to ensure that she was treated with … Continue reading BBC Journalist Hails the Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment – From Her Own Personal Experience!
A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has indicated that stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells – with strong potential for acting as an anti-aging treatment, according to a recent article on Zee News. The study findings – which were published in … Continue reading Stem Cells: The Next Treatment for Anti-Aging?
A recent article on Fox News chronicles the story of Juno Wozniak, who diagnosed with Diabetes when just 11 months old Her mother Billie Sue had feared her daughter was an risk of a significantly shorter life span, however she soon learned about encapsulation therapy, in which an encapsulated device containing insulin-producing islet cells derived from stem … Continue reading Store-A-Tooth – Helping In The Future Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes?
As recently reported by Arabian Business, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that Salama, its electronic medical record system, will officially be launched this year in three phases and aims to give patients access to their medical record through a patient portal, ensuring that the electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities. … Continue reading Electronic Medical Records System Salama To Be Launched in Dubai This Year
Yahoo! News has reported that MediXall Group, a technology and innovation-driven organization structured to bring effective change to the U.S. healthcare industry, has announced that it will an Advisory Board that will be comprised of healthcare industry professionals, vendors/suppliers, and consumers. The group have also announced the appointment of the first Advisory Board member, Mr. … Continue reading MediXall Group, Inc. Announces Formation of an Advisory Board and Its First Appointment
What could be a better way of securing data rather than a heartbeat? A scientific research team from the Binghamton University believe that heart’s electrical pattern may be used as an encryption key for electronic records. Currently the complexity and cost of present encryption tools do not allow the full implementation of such data into … Continue reading A Biometric Password That is Always with You
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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