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Baby Boomers turn to stem cells for help with painful joints

knee-painFor pain doctor Mark Wallace, arthritis meant his hobby of competitive swimming was becoming too painful.

“Every stroke was like an ice pick in my shoulder,” said Wallace, chief of the division of pain medicine at UC San Diego. Cortisone shots relieved the pain for about a month, and then it would return.

For philanthropist Denny Sanford, even walking was too painful. He sought relief for his arthritis with a right knee replacement, but that didn’t work well. So to treat his other knee, he looked for an alternative.

Wallace and Sanford said they found that relief with stem cells; Wallace at UC San Diego using cells from his bone marrow, and Sanford at a clinic in Germany using cells from his fat tissue. Their cases — particularly Wallace’s — illustrate how the use of stem cells to relieve joint pain is becoming an accepted part of orthopedic medicine.

With millions of baby boomers experiencing the miseries of arthritis, the need is great and growing.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century comments: “Regenerative medicine is gradually becoming part of mainstream healthcare and it is only a matter of time until it becomes essential. So watch our projects in this space.”

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New Law Opens Door for Stem Cell Therapy in Texas

image001The 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 diseases will be allowed to access experimental stem cell treatments in Texas.

Currently, most patients who want stem cell therapy have to travel outside the United States to do it, and stem cell re-injections are only allowed here within a 24-hour window.

“This is going to protect patient health, and provide for the treatments to be done here locally at home,” said Mike Byrom, the Chief Science Officer at Austin stem cell bank BioEden​.

Byrom said the new law will keep patients in the country, and will provide renewed hope for those with serious ailments.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century commented: ”The recognition of Stem Cells treating aliments, and acceptance in Texas is cracking the flood gates open. Get the Insurance companies on board and it lights out!“

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Stem Cell Therapy is One Step Closer to Becoming Law in Texas

Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 11.22.00 AMStem 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 have access to stem cell treatments. The bill, which passed the Texas House unanimously, now heads over to the Senate.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century comments: “This kind of legislation, hopefully will be controlled, but moves the goal post closer for the industry. Personally, I am waiting for Insurance companies to agree to pay for storage of young healthy cells: to me that’s a no brainer for improving health down the road, while saving tons of cash.”

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MediXall Appoints Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O., to be its First Medical Director

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MediXall Group, Inc. ( OTCQB : MDXL ) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Medical Director, Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and served his residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and has been a successful family practice physician for over 25 years.

Carl L. Larsen, President of MediXall Group, Inc. commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sanchez join our team officially. We anticipate that Dr. Sanchez will have a very positive impact on our operation from providing Subject Matter Expertise to assisting in the analysis and review of future acquisitions. Dr. Sanchez’ broad grasp of so many facets of the medical and healthcare industry, including his deep clinical and practice management experience, will greatly benefit the development and deployment of the key portfolio companies that we are building and looking to acquire.”

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A Biometric Password That is Always with You

heart-cardiogramWhat 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 telemedicine field and mobile healthcare systems.

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

5a9bdcb0915c2aac2087cf39e9a4a746The 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 way to motivate stem cells to repair tooth defects at a scale they normally can’t, with a drug that already has some safety testing behind it. It also highlights the potential of a type of stem cell therapy in which the cells are stimulated in place, rather than taken out, manipulated, and put back in.

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The Future of Medicine is Here Now

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Did you know that doctors can now diagnose patients who aren’t in the same room — or even in the same city? In 2015 alone, about 20 million people received some form of remote care known as “telemedicine”.

The Miami Children’s Hospital became one of the first medical institutions in Florida to implement the full-cycle telemedicine control center. It is operated 24/7 by a team of qualified medical specialists that are able to diagnose and consult the patients on a remote basis.

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Doctor from McHenry, IL Encourages Patients to Bank Their Teeth

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Very few people actually know that baby teeth can be harvested and cryogenically preserved to potentially save lives in the future.

A story, recently published in Northeast Herald tells about Dr. Douglas Colthurst of Colthurst DDS General Dentistry, based in McHenry, IL, who recommends his patients to donate their teeth to dental stem cell banks.

About 10 years ago, Colthurst received a dental stem cell banking newsletter and decided to take advantage of it.

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

Spinal cord injuries aspinal-cord-injury-treatmentre 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 is still hope.

Boesen and Linder were offered to take part in the clinical trial that involved the injection of stem cells into their spines. The offer came from Asterias Biotherapeutics, which conducts research into this relatively new domain of medical science.

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

spinal-cordA 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.

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