Stem Cell Knee Injury Treatment: Anecdotal Evidence of Effectiveness. Is there a stem cell treatment for knee injuries? According to a report on the University of Liverpool website, a trial is being conducted using a stem cell bandage for knee injuries. So far, the results are very encouraging.
Texas Stem Cell Cord Blood Banking. If you are looking for a place to store to store your newborn’s umbilical cord blood, vessel tissue, and placenta you might want to check out the Texas Stem Cell in west Houston in Texas.
How much would you have to pay for the storage services? According to the Houston Chronicle, the cost for private storage is between $1,600 to $4,500.
Stem Cell for MS or Multiple Sclerosis: Does it Work? Can stem cells be used to treat multiple sclerosis? We’re not there yet but researchers like Dr. Tom Lane, an immunologist at the University of Utah, are coming up with results which suggest that a stem cell treatment for MS is not too far away.
Although the results so far are very promising, you should not throw caution to the wind paying thousands of dollars to a “medical entrepreneur” who uses legitimate research like this to claim that s/he can cure MS with stem cells. There are tons of shady people out there making such claims.
Stem Cell Blindness Treatment. Is there a stem cell cure for blindness? We’ve kinda been blogging about this for some time but, to date, the evidence we came across that stem cells can restore a patient’s eyesight are only anecdotal.
For instance, back in 2012, we reported that British TV presenter/model Katie Piper has undergone a stem cell treatment after a horrific acid attack which damaged her eyes. Four years later, it appears that Katie is doing well health-wise. She’s now married and is the mom of a two-year old daughter. Oh, she currently also serves as the ambassador for the UK Stem Cell Foundation.
Another anecdotal story about a stem cell blindness treatment procedure that has, so far, proven successful is the case of Vanna Belton.
What do Peyton Manning, Joost van der Westhuizen, and Natasha Merangoli have in common? Well, they are all athletes (Manning is a future football Hall of Famer, Westhuizen is a South African rugby star, and Merangoli is a high school soccer athlete) but, more importantly, they all underwent some kind of stem cell treatment for certain conditions.
We will not delve on Manning’s and Westhuizen’s treatment because we already blogged about them in the past (see: Joost van der Westhuizen: Stem Cell Treatment for ALS Disease and Peyton Manning Stem Cell Therapy).
Texas Stem Cell Controversy: Treatment or Trial?. When people have life-threatening or debilitating diseases for which there are few cures, or even none at all, is it right to let them undergo stem cell therapies that have not been proven safe and effective? Is it ethical or legal?