Stem Cell Meniscus Repair: How Much Cost? Does It Really Work? Can meniscus injuries be treated with stem cell injections? The jury is still out. Only anecdotal stories say it does but, as we’ve stated in the past, anecdotal evidence does not make good science.
Anyhoo, check out this video of Dr. Rick Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon who obviously believe in the power of stem cell to repair your meniscus injuries.
Cord Blood Banking Payment, Fees, and Charges in 2017. How much would you have to pay if you want to store your baby’s cord blood in a cord blood bank or storage center? In our post on Texas Stem Cell cord blood storage, we mentioned that Texas Stem Cell or TSC charges a one-time fee of anywhere from $1,600 to $4,500.
What about other cord blood banking services, how much do they charge? Back in 2010, private cord storage initial fees ranged from $2,000 to $3,000 according to ABC News. In addition, aside from said initial fee, you gotta pay an additional fee of around $100 per year for storage.
Stem Cell for Heart Disease: Will Synthetic Stem Cells Be Effective? Will synthetic stem cells be the answer to heart disease? A research project by Dr. Ke Cheng of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) suggests that going synthetic just might be an effective treatment for damaged heart cells.
So what exactly is this synthetic stem cell? According to a recent NCSU press release, it is called cell-mimicking microparticle (CMMP). It is fabricated by combining poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) or PLGA with growth factor proteins harvested from cultured human cardiac stem cells.