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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
Did you know that stem cell harvested from adipose (fatty) tissue can help in the treatment and management of Rheumatoid Arthritis? There are pioneering treatments available today which utilize stem cells to promote the repair of damaged tissue and reduction of inflammation associated with the condition. Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf comments ?Therapies will continue … Continue reading How Can Stem Cells Help in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Check out this informative video about stem cell research and regenerative medicine from the Cell Cure Trust. Scott Wolf, Grace Century?s CEO and Director of Research, Comments on Regenerative Medicine: ?Although this video is about the synovial fluid service, it should begin to provide you some ideas and?scope of?how we approached the message of regenerative … Continue reading Want to Find Out More About Regenerative Medicine? Take a Look at This…
Provia Laboratories’s dental stem cell storage product Store-A-Tooth has been introduced to the Chicago area?as part?of a UAE-wide expansion program, with the product now being available at?Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Elmhurst, Illinois. Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace century and Chicago native, comments about Grace?s Century’s Portfolio company “Coming from the Chicago area, I … Continue reading Store-A-Tooth now available in Chicago
According to a recent article on www.bioinformant.com, Boston and Singapore come 1st and 2nd respectively in an analysis of top cities searched for Stem Cells. The period analysed covers over ten years, from 2004 to September 2015. San Diego is 3rd, with Chennai in India coming 4th. Grace Century?s CEO and Director of Research Scott … Continue reading Boston and Singapore are Top-Searched Cities on Google For Stem Cells
Mark Cuban is a regular on ABC reality series Shark Tank, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an active investigator and co-founder of the independent cable network HDNet. He is also a regular blogger and regularly writes useful articles for budding entrepreneurs, including this one on his 12 rules for new start-up ventures. Scott Wolf, … Continue reading 12 Rules For Start-ups……According to Mark Cuban
It has been announced that two?versions of the Platinum Health Information System Inc. Electronic Health Record (EHR) product SkyCare 4.2, have had their certifications terminated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century comments ?As predicted … Continue reading U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Terminates Platimum Health EHR Certifications
A recent article on Bloomberg Business has highlighted how advancements in technology demonstrates that?storing the stem cells of newborns?can, if the need arises, positively influence the outcome of?future treatments for damaged body parts, regenerating organs and curing cancer. Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century, commented “Regenerative and personalized medicine is a … Continue reading Storing Stem Cells of Newborns Can Guarantee Normal Growth of a Child.
Erin Byrne,?Managing Partner and Chief Engagement Officer at?Grey Healthcare Group, recent spoke to eMarketer about the?changes in the way health and wellness are managed, specifically with regarded to how medical technology is evolving towards wearable and even implantable devices to support the collection of Electronic Health Records. Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO comments “never have … Continue reading The Future is…Being Plugged-in
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve Chairman, has given two very recent television interviews and his message is pretty clear – he believes the bubble is about to burst in the bond market Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO and?Director of Research comments “We have been calling for a rise in yields for more than 2 … Continue reading Is the Bubble About to Burst in the Bond Market?
A recent article featured on DiabetesHealth.com has highlighted the increasing realization among researchers and scientists of the huge potential of stem cell therapy in treating multiple illnesses including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Grace Century project partner Provia Laboratories is one of the global leaders in developing technology to store stem … Continue reading Stem Cells Hold Key to Developments in Diabetes Treatment
As we have been touting from the beginning, one of the major benefits of Electronic Medical Records is the ability to data mine? Scott Wolf CEO of Grace Century explains. ?As this story shows, the ability to take large amounts of individual data and ?connect the dots ?, so to speak; it is able to … Continue reading Uphill Battle For The Vast Majority of Obese People in Getting Back to Shape: Study
Four members of the House of Morgan investigating banking institution’s practices, May 31, 1933, Washington. Following deregulation earlier this year, China’s stock markets experienced explosive growth, however all this has changed in recent weeks – The Shanghai Composite Index has declined?29% since June, with other Chinese markets experiencing similar declines. In response, the Chinese Government … Continue reading The Recent (and Drastic) Decline in China’s Stock Markets
On June 30th, Dubai announced plans to build the World’s first fully functional 3-D printed building. This innovation will position Dubai at the forefront of global technology for design, architecture and construction. “Only a country as progressive and committed to ?cutting edge excellence, like the UAE, can make this concept a reality? comments Scott Wolf, … Continue reading If You Can Dream it, Dubai Will Make it happen
A recent report regarding the global Regenerative Medicine market estimates it’s value will reach US$24.7 billion by 2017.? This report demonstrates the massive investment potential in this field and once again validates the direction Grace Century has been taking with regard to supporting innovative Regenerative Medicine projects. ?Investors would do well to take notice of … Continue reading Regenerative Medicine market estimated to reach US$24.7 billion by 2017
Funding for stem cell research is expected to grow significantly between now and 2020. A recent study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. predicts strong global growth for stem cell research between now and 2020. This study appears to validate the strategy and direction Grace Century have been employing with regard to Stem Cell research, … Continue reading Forward-Looking Stem Cells Market Analysis Concurs with Grace Century Strategy
Stem cell research is the key to regenerative medicine Scott Wolf, Grace Century CEO comments? Every day another brick is?added to the foundation of the regenerative medicine mystery. There is one common thread in all the stories, like the one here?STEM CELLS!?? A recent study carried out by Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Stem Cell Research Again Shown To Be Key To Regenerative Medicine
Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, which is based in the United Arab Emirates comments ?I am so proud how the UAE continuously pushes new horizons on every front, and especially Health Care. The introduction of Saada, an insurance program announced by the DHA (Dubai Health Authority), where residents will be able to use their … Continue reading UAE Pushes New Horizons In Health Care Insurance
The Electronic Medical Records industry is going under some dramatic shifts,? says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century, a private equity consultancy, located north of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. ?This article spells out everything perfectly?
According to Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century, the general consensus from our (Grace Century) group, relating to this recent Forbes article (see below) on the electronic health record, is that it is 100% correct. “This is an amazing industry that can and will save millions of lives, but at the … Continue reading Electronic Health Records Secrets–the genie is out of the bottle
The solutions are out there!? exclaims Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?Our bio banking project is keenly aware of the shortcomings of the industry, including the management of specimens in the lab. This is why they developed Proviasette.? Better Biobanking The laboratory branch must overcome both mundane and complex obstacles By Rebecca Mayer Knutsen … Continue reading Proviasette addresses the shortcomings of the bio banking industry!