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Treating Raynaud’s Syndrome with Stem Cell Therapy

Raynaud’s Syndrome also called Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is a poorly understood condition that can cause many people distress. Because RP is poorly understood, the treatment options are relatively limited. Newer research into stem cell treatment is shedding light on a new, effective therapy for RP. While more research needs to be done for this treatment option to become the gold standard, stem cell therapy remains a viable management option for RP. Read more below to learn more. Raynaud’s Overview Raynaud is a condition in which a person experiences vasospasms in their extremities, often their fingers, triggered by cold temperatures or

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MRI can Predict Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy after Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a dreaded medical condition. The consequences can be minor or severe, like paralysis or cognitive deficits. There are very few treatment options for people recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Scientists, therefore, have been researching stem cell therapy as an option. One new study found that MRI may predict the efficacy of stem cell therapy for TBIs. Details of the Study The study published in Cell Reports was done by scientists at Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute and Loma Linda University Health. They used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a biomarker for the success

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Stem Cell Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Function

Kristopher Boesen’s life changed just before his 21 st birthday. Kristopher, who goes by Kris, was in a car on a wet road. The driver lost control of the vehicle when it fishtailed on the wet road, hit a tree, and then hit a telephone pole. Kris was left with a cervical spine injury and was thought to be permanently paralyzed from the neck down. Fortunately, stem cell therapy helped him regain the function of his arms. Spinal Cord Injury In order to fully understand the extent of Kris’ injury, it is first important to understand how neuroanatomy works. The

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