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February 23, 2017

Labeling Stem Cells

In my previous blog, I talked about the different routes used to deliver stem cells focusing on systemic delivery. Regardless of the delivery route chosen, labeling and tracking stem cells in vivo (within the organism) helps in determining their survival rate, where they migrated to and how many cells were retained in the area of interest. This provides us with insights into the therapeutic benefits of regenerative treatments. In this blog, I will discuss the current techniques being used to label stem cells. – Read More –

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SAN DIEGO (May 22, 2009) Sailors from Repair 5 Main hold up the trophy ax after winning the Damage Control Olympics aboard the amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Damage Control Olympics is an annual competition that pits Bonhomme Richard repair lockers against each other, testing team knowledge, communication and skill to see who is the best locker aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drew Williams/Released)
January 27, 2017

The Revolution is Now

This post is written in response to Dr. Peter Diamandis’s “Stem Cells are Poised to Change Health and Medicine Forever.” While this article was informative, I have taken the time to elaborate on some of the topics and discussed some inconsistencies with what we have seen in peer-reviewed scientific articles. – Read More –

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January 19, 2017

Seriously Y’all, Stop With The Antibiotic Abuse

Hello readers, it’s Dr. Richard Suzuki again and I’ll be writing today’s Celling blog.  I’d like to discuss the recent surge of media attention surrounding antibiotic-resistant bacteria resulting from the unfortunate case of a 70-year old woman who died in Washoe County, Nevada. Dr. Moncivais has discussed the subject of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a previous blog, but given the renewed discussion over these “superbugs” as they care called, I thought it would be timely to re-address the subject. – Read More –

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January 5, 2017

Politics and Regulation of Autologous Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells and regenerative medicine represent the promise of 21st century scientific advancement in how healthcare will be practiced in the United States and abroad. At its core, regenerative medicine is the process of using cells, proteins, and biomaterials to trigger natural healing and regeneration within the body. Scientists are closer than ever to understanding the mechanisms of biologic disease and regeneration and why our bodies fail to repair themselves after traumatic injury, age-related degeneration, or disease-induced deterioration. Admittedly, there is much more still to be learned than has been discovered thus far, but our accomplishments as a field are laudable nonetheless.  – Read More –

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December 6, 2016

Systemic Delivery of Adult Stem Cells?

Anyone in the field of regenerative medicine will be aware of the powerful trophic, paracrine and immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) (1). To achieve maximum therapeutic benefit, it is important to determine the optimal route for delivering stem cells and to learn about their fate once they are introduced into the body. There are two main modes of stem cell delivery: local delivery into the tissue and systemic delivery (delivery throughout the body). Local delivery includes injection into the bone (2), muscle etc. – Read More –

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