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Scaffolds Covered in Stem Cells and Silver Ions to Prevent Osteomyelitis

Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. A team of researchers from University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, and Silpakorn University in Thailand has developed a way of making tissue scaffolds that ward off MRSA while promoting natural healing at the site of their implantation. 95 more words

Medical Technology

Stem Cells for Stroke – Still a Long Way Off

The Lancet recently reported the results of stem cell therapy given six months or more after a hemiplegic stroke in eleven subjects.[1] A small degree of functional improvement was noted but in the absence of contemporaneous controls no firm cause and effect conclusion is possible – no dramatic effect here, such that such controls are not needed. 135 more words

Richard Lilford

Graft Versus Host Disease & Our Most Asked Question

Well, the last you heard from me we were headed home and I was going to get to write you an updated post from our comfy couch. 972 more words

Bone Marrow Transplant

Waiting for a miracle


My immune system is 2 months old. So I am always sick as a grl antibodies and the waiting is killing me.

Multiple Sclerosis

Listen Up: A stem cell-based solution for hearing loss

Can you hear me now?

If you’re old enough, you probably recognize this phrase from an early 2000’s Verizon Wireless commercial where the company claims to be “the nation’s largest, most reliable wireless network”. 436 more words

Research News

Stem Cells: How To Build and Maintain Bodies, Including Plants

Until recently, I didn’t know much about stem cells except that they produced other kinds of cells and that the medical research on them was controversial. 383 more words

Surviving And Thriving