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>Juvenile Diabetes Adult Stem Cell Cure?

>The Journal of the American Medical Association has published a study – free online here – that describes successful treatment of 13 patients with their own stem cells. Some of the patients have been able to go without insulin or any other medications to control their diabetes. 15 patients with new onset “Juvenile Onset,” “Insulin … Continue reading

Texas Politics, Bias and Bioethics

“All politics is local,” is a quote attributed to – and the title of a book co-authored by – the late, former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill. The lesson seems to be one that Texas State Representative Juan Garcia, D-Corpus Christi, learned well. It doesn’t hurt to stack the deck in your favor, either. … Continue reading

>Texas, Adult Stem Cells, Multiple Sclerosis

>Opexa is a division of Pharmafronteirs (or it’s the other way around, I’m not sure) which is based at the Woodlands, near Houston, Texas. The company specializes in cell therapies, based on adult stem cells and the controlled manipulation and replication of adult cells. Multiple sclerosis (MS)is a disease that causes the loss of the … Continue reading

>Review of Umbilical Cord Pancreas Cells

>I’ve read the unproofed draft (their English is much better than my Korean) of “Induction of human umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells with embryonic stem cell phenotypes into insulin producing islet-like structure” by B. Sun, et. al. (Biochem. Biophys.Res. Commun. (2007), doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2007.01.069) The authors do not tell us how much of the insulin-secreting cells or … Continue reading

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