Next, it will go to the Texas Senate. If signed into law, it will become the first time that adult stem cell therapy is legal in the U.S., but only in the state of Texas. Perhaps other states will then follow. To quote Texas State Representative Tan Parker, one of the authors of the bill: "The adult stem cell is an amazing creation. Every human being is equipped with millions of cells, yet the stem cell is the one cell in your body that has the ability to regenerate, repair, and adapt. Many doctors and researchers all over the world have spent billions of dollars looking for cures to disease and sickness, and yet potential treatments for numerous illnesses are blocked by the FDA, right at our fingertips. Unfortunately, hundreds of patients must travel out of the United States every year to experience the miracles of adult stem cell treatments that are currently prohibited in the U.S. For these reasons, I filed House Bill 810 to break down bureaucratic barriers for Texas to become one of the first states to allow terminally ill and chronically diseased patients to utilize biological, life-saving adult stem cell treatment in a more expedient [...]
Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Interview with the Dunn Family and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD
Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Interview with the Dunn Family and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD The Dunn family discuss their daughter's progress after undergoing stem cell therapy for SMA at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Isabella was treated with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells. These umbilical cords were donated by mothers after normal, healthy births
Former Ennis Coach Sam Harrell is Back Thanks to Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Sam Harrell won three state football championships at Ennis High School, but perhaps the toughest battle he has faced has been off the field with MS. Jeff Power tells us how this legendary Texas high school football coach has bounced back thanks to stem cell research.
The Spinal Cord Journey - Stem cell therapy stories from three spinal cord injury patients A short film about three spinal cord injury patients who share their stories of tragedy, hope and recovery following stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. See them demonstrate their improvements by lifting themselves up, standing and even walking.
Documentary: Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy - Ryan Benton's Story This story documents Ryan Benton's most recent trip from his home in Wichita, Kansas to the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama to receive stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy. Follow Ryan as he lands at Tocumen International airport, receives treatment and returns home. Listen to interviews from Ryan, his family and friends after his return home.
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism - Interview with Stephen Lallo and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD Stephen Lallo discusses his son Jack's improvements after undergoing stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. The treatments use human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells. The umbilical cords are donated by mothers following normal, healthy births.
Sarah’s Stem Cell Therapy Journey - Battling Juvenile Arthritis 23-year-old Sarah was born with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, causing her to develop dysautonomia and a variety of severe autoimmune-related disorders with no known cure. Sarah's doctors predicted she would die prematurely in her early 20's. After seeing her friend with juvenile arthritis, Tucker Beau, begin to show significant improvements from stem cell therapy, Sarah decided to give it a try.
Stem Cell Therapy for Autism - Interview with John Guerriero and Neil Riordan, PA, PhD John Guerriero discusses the progress of his son Anthony with Neil Riordan, PhD, PA after undergoing stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Anthony was treated with human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells. The umbilical cords were donated by mothers following normal, healthy births.
Arnold Caplan, PhD Professor Arnold Caplan of Case Western Reserve University comments at the FDA/CBER meeting for Draft Guidances Relating to the Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues or Cellular or Tissue-Based Products in September, 2016. Hi. My name's Arnold Caplan, I'm a Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and I'm not speaking for the University, I'm speaking for myself as an individual. In the late 1980s, I gave the term "Mesenchymal Stem Cells" to a cell which I was able to isolate from bone marrow, put into culture and expand in culture. That term is wrong, and I apologize for calling it a stem cell. It is not a stem cell. The assumption was that this cell was part of the stroma of marrow. This cell is not a part of the connective tissue or stroma of marrow, it is a perivascular cell, and as a perivascular cell it has a function only in cases of inflammation or injury. In this case, this cell comes off the blood vessel and does two things: from its front, it secretes a curtain of molecules which stop your overaggressive immune system from surveying the damaged tissue behind it. And from the [...]