Some patients today are finding relief from joint paint through the use of stem cells taken from their healthy bone marrow or from a donor source. Find out how it works.
Find the truth about questions that spark your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about heart disease.
Most people don’t think about the red blood cells that are hard at work in their bodies every day. But pregnant women need to be aware of the hereditary illness called sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects the hemoglobin protein of red blood cells. Healthy red blood cells have a round shape and … Read More
Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More
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A procedure that surgically isolates stem cells from a patient’s own heart and later infuses them back in higher numbers may someday hold promise in treating heart failure caused by scarring from previous heart attacks. While it is too soon to know if this treatment will become a reality, a small study presented at the American Heart Association’s … Read More
For people living with the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), what if hope came from within their own bodies? According to new research, it might. Adult stem cells from patients could one day relieve symptoms and repair damage caused by MS. Jeffrey Cohen, MD, Director of Experimental Therapeutics at Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center, is the … Read More