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November 14, 2011

More Adult Stem Cell Therapy Progress

Amazing stuff. Rebuilding damaged heart muscle following a coronary attack.

Seeking to reverse heart injury, Dr. Marban used a catheter with tiny pincers to snip bits of healthy tissue from Milles' heart. Since the heart produces so few stem cells on its own, Dr. Marban in a laboratory coaxed the bits of tissue into manufacturing millions of stem cells .

He then deposited Milles' own laboratory-grown stem cells into the damaged area of his heart, hoping it would repair itself and beat more strongly. Previous studies have used bone marrow stem cells with mostly disappointing results, prompting Dr. Marban to try this new approach.

Mare over at The Hostages linked me this one about treating arthritic knee joints. I have one of these and oh hell is it giving me fits (cold front approaching, it's like a barometer or somethin). Stem cells siphoned from tummy fat and injected into the inflamed knee joint, slowing and even halting the destruction of cartilage in the joint. Cells from tummy fat! I could save both my knees. Hell, I got enough tummy fat stem cells to save three thousand knees.

It's remarkable that all these recent advances seem to have nothing to do with embryonic stem cells, and everything to do with adult ones. Thank goodness we don't play politics with healthcare.

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Oh.

Well darn.



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