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Using Stem Cells to Treat Lung Sarcoidosis

Using Stem Cells to Treat Lung Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a condition in which granulomas (non-cancerous masses) form in the body. While sarcoidosis can affect any organ, it most often affects the lungs and chest lymph nodes. The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown, but it is thought to relate to problems with the immune system. When sarcoidosis affects the lungs, patients often have…

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Stem Cells for Traumatic Brain Injury

Stem Cells for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is a potentially devastating condition that can that can often lead to permanent disability. While traumatic brain injury can be caused by a stroke, brain bleed, or head trauma, the resulting cascade of activity is similar regardless of the initial cause of the injury. Traumatic brain injury sets off a complex set…

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Stem Cells Improve Psoriasis in Patient with Multiple Myeloma

Stem Cells Improve Psoriasis in Patient with Multiple Myeloma

In a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Braiteh and colleagues describe the treatment of a 35-year-old white man who had suffered from psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthropathy for 15 years before being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Approximately 4 months after his initial treatment for the multiple myeloma, his disease relapsed. The patient…

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Show Great Promise in Treating Neurodegenerative Conditions

Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Show Great Promise in Treating Neurodegenerative Conditions

Neurodegenerative conditions are neurological disorders that are caused by dysfunctions in part of the brain or nervous system which result in physical or psychological symptoms. They include conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), to name a few. In each of these conditions, certain areas of the…

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