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How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

As the evidence of the clinical efficacy of stem cell therapy continues to grow, the physicians at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute receive hundreds of questions daily from people asking the same question: What happens to the stem cells once they are injected into the body?  There are 2 theories, that are not mutually exclusive: The undifferentiated stem cells arrive at the site of injury where they differentiate and become the type of cells specific to the tissue at that site. For example, when the stem cells reach the área of damaged cartilage, they differentiate into chondrocytes (the cells that form cartilage). Most adult tissue regenerates tissue naturally, however, it may not contain or regenerate a sufficient supply of cells to heal the injury or damage. Every person has a limited number of naturally occuring stem cells and the population of stem cells decreases due to age, environmental toxins and

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Regenerative Medicine: Which type of stem cells are best?

To understand which type of stem cell is best, it is necessary to dive a bit deeper into the science of stem cells and Regenerative Medicine. Regeneration is the ability of the human body to heal itself.  Regenerative medicine is the clinical application of regeneration. Two of the main sources of regenerative medicine are stem cells and growth factors, which stimulate and enhance stem cell and tissue regeneration. What are Stem cells? Stem cells are a type of undifferentiated cell that have the ability to differentiate, or change, into specific and specialized cell types. Adult stem cells are a type of undifferentiated cell found in a tissue or organ. It can renew itself and can differentiate into some or all of the major specialized cell types; replacing cells that are dying, and releasing molecules that enhance the repair of damaged tissue due to disease, trauma and aging. Two main characteristics

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Stem cells

Human Umbilical Cord Tissue Mesenchymal Stem Cells the New “Gold Standard” for Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative medicine may be the best hope for patients with a chronic disability or disease. Stem cells are being used to treat neurological, cardiovascular, autoimmune and orthopedic conditions as well as spinal cord injuries, severe wounds, erectile dysfunction and the list goes on. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin C and Alzheimer’s Disease

Vitamin C, the vitamin we take to fight colds, and is needed for normal growth and development, plays a crucial role in cognitive function.  Researchers in Australia found patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia have lower blood levels of vitamin C than people with normal cognitive function.1 Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Cardiovascular

12 Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Approximately 150 million men worldwide struggle with erectile dysfunction, and according the American Urological Association, it affects approximately 1 out of 2 men over the age of 50. Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute can help. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Alterations in the Brain May Occur as Early as 34 Years Before the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Appear

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found patients had increased levels of Tau, a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, as early as 34 years prior to the onset of symptoms.1 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2019.00074/full Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Osteoarthritis

Have Scientists Uncovered the Underlying Cause of Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Osteoarthritis may be caused by an abnormal or impaired immune system. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have definitively linked mast cells to the development of osteoarthritis. A mast cell, also know as a mastocyte, are located in connective tissue including in bone marrow, the skin, the gastrointestinal tract and other sites. They are part of the immune system and play a critical role in helping defend tissue from disease. https://elifesciences.org/articles/39905 Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Shown to Impair Driving Performance

Researchers in the United Kingdom found peripheral neuropathy impaired a motorist’s ability to drive a car and put the driver at greater risk of losing control of his or her vehicle.1 The good news is, with practice, the drivers were able to improve their skills. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dme.13957 Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Transplanted bone marrow-derived endothelial stem cells delay the progression of ALS

According to a report, published by researchers from the University of South Florida on March 27, in Scientific Reports, transplantation of human bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) into mice with similar symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) helped more motor neurons survive and slowed disease progression by repairing damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB). Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Diabetes

Could Stem Cells Cure Diabetes?

With proper care and treatment, diabetes is manageable, but no cure is yet available for this disease. Transforming stem cells into insulin-secreting cells may be the answer to finally curing diabetes. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Frailty

Why injured bones do not heal as well with age?

A study published on March 18, 2019, by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that increases in chronic inflammation, not the passage of time, is the main reason why injured bones do not heal as well with age. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Sleep apnea may be linked to higher levels of Alzheimer’s biomarker in brain

According to a study recently released by The American Academy of Neurology, people who experience sleep apnea, or stop breathing while sleeping, may have higher accumulations of the Alzheimer’s biomarker called tau, in an area of the brain that helps with memory. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Does Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

The answer to this question is still unclear but new research shows the bacteria associated with chronic gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is present in the brains of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. For several years poor oral health has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease but it has not been clear whether gum disease causes Alzheimer’s disease or is a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Parkinson's

Is Parkinson’s Disease the Next Pandemic?

According to the Global Burden of Disease study, neurological disorders such as, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, are the leading cause of disability globally, and the fastest growing neurological disorder is Parkinson’s disease. The study found since 1990, the prevalence rate of Parkinson’s disease has increased 118% to over 6 million people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.1 Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Autologous Stem Cells
Multiple Sclerosis

Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, First Line Therapy in “Aggressive’ MS

The evidence keeps growing; autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a safe and effective treatment for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Most recently, data presented in October, 2018 at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Berlin, Germany, showed autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) was a safe and highly effective treatment in patients with ‘aggressive’ multiple sclerosis. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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COPD

Flu Season is Here and Patients with COPD Should Get a Flu Shot

Flu season in the United States starts in October and ends in May but is at its peak from December through February. Most people who get the flu will suffer from a mild illness and recover within two weeks without medical care or antiviral drug treatment. Unfortunately, patients with COPD are at a high risk of developing flu complications that can result in hospitalization and possibly death due to pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections or other flu-related complications. The flu can also worsen symptoms of COPD. Until recently there has not been published data to support the benefit of flu shots for patients with COPD. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City,

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Dementia

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Decline

Researchers at the University of Tasmania in Australia have found a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline.  Lead investigator, Michele Callisaya, and her colleagues wanted to see if there is a link between type 2 diabetes, brain atrophy and cognitive decline. Additionally, if they identified a link, they hoped to discover the possible underlying cause. Results of the study were published in the December issue of the journal Diabetologia. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Stem cells therapy for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis

How Does Osteoarthritis Start?

There are approximately 750,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries performed in the United States each year and more than 2 million are performed worldwide. In the U.S. the cost of this surgery ranges from $5000 to $10,000 and in many cases the surgery is not successful. The most common knee surgery is for a torn meniscus. New research shows how removing the meniscus significantly increases the risk of osteoarthritis and provides insight into how osteoarthritis starts. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Therapy
Stem cells

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica Now Offers Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy, in combination with growth factors and antioxidants, has been shown in clinical trials to be one of the best therapeutic options for a number of diseases including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, burns, erectile dysfunction, and COPD as well as a natural method to fight other signs and symptoms of aging.  Stem cell therapy improves cell regeneration and aids in tissue healing and repair. At the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica we offer Stem cells derived from adipose tissue Stem cells derived from bone marrow Now Available! Umbilical cord-derived stem cells What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are a type of undifferentiated cell that have the ability to differentiate, or change, into specific and specialized cell types. Stem cells can be guided into becoming a specific type of cell allowing physicians trained in

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cells in Costa Rica
Stem cells

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells: Once Considered a Waste Product, Now Saves Lives!

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that differentiate into specialized cells and are the basis of all tissue and organ cells of the body. There are three two main sources of stem cells used to treat injuries and chronic diseases: adult stem cells, and umbilical cord stem cells. Adult stem cells are found in various tissue in the human body, but the two most common types are bone marrow derived stem cells and adipose derived stem cells. Typically stem cell clinics use one or two types of stem cells to treat disease, but the Stem Cells Transplant Institute offers treatment using bone marrow derived stem cells, adipose derived stem cells or umbilical cord stem cells.

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Rotator Cuff Stem Cells Therapy
Shoulder Injuries

Can Stem Cell Therapy Heal Shoulder Injuries?

A rotator cuff injury is a common accounting for nearly 4 million visits to the doctor in the United States. The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints in your body but is necessary for even the smallest everyday activity such as combing your hair. Injury to a should significantly impact a person’s quality of life, making it difficult to perform even simple tasks and causing pain and discomfort. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Therapy: A Safer and More Effective Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating, degenerative joint disease, associated with aging, that affects mainly the articular cartilage and is caused by chronic wear and tear, or injury to the cartilage. Osteoarthritis can occur in one joint or multiple joints and most commonly occurs in the knees, hips, fingers and lower spine region. It is the leading cause of pain and disability in the United States affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction May Have a Genetic Link

Scientists, at Kaiser Permanente in California, may have discovered a genetic risk factor for erectile dysfunction. Risk factors such as drinking, smoking and obesity are still risk factors, however, for many men, losing weight and quitting smoking and drinking does not resolve the problem. Finding a genetic link may help scientists identify new treatment options. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Lupus

Can Depression Increase the Risk of Developing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)?

In a 20-year study of more than 194,000 women, researchers found women with a history of depression have a 2-fold increased risk of developing SLE when compared to women with no history of depression.  Systemic lupus erythematosus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks your healthy tissue and organs. Inflammation caused by SLE can affect your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute uses adult mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of SLE. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Diabetes

When do Patients Show Signs of Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a global health problem affecting an estimated 346 million people worldwide and a leading cause of death. Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

A Healthy Diet May Lower the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers in Australia have found a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry may lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic, immune-mediated disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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COPD

COPD: A Significant Cause of Morbidity and Mortality

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been related to a number of morbidities such as pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, lung cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and psychological disorders, however, the association of these comorbidities and COPD is not well understood. There has been a lot of variability in the reported prevalence for these comorbidities additionally, smoking is a risk factor for COPD and many of the associated comorbidities, making it difficult to for physicians to understand the relationship between COPD and other disease. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Skin

Don’t Get Surgery! Stem Cells Can Help You Look and Feel Younger.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it regenerates itself approximately every 27 days. Healthy skin is maintained by adult stem cells which self-renew and differentiate into fibroblasts and keratinocytes which are responsible for producing and maintaining the skin’s proteins: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Parkinson's

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease are Using Boxing Gloves to Fight Back

Boxing gyms around the world are helping patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease fight back. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common type of neurodegenerative disease affecting an estimated 7-10 million people worldwide. The disease is characterized by a progressive loss of muscle control leading to slow movement, rigidity, resting tremor and instability. As symptoms worsen it may be difficult for individuals with Parkinson’s to walk, talk and perform simple tasks. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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