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French Study Shows Unrelated Donor Stem Cell Transplant May Be Feasible for Multiple Myeloma Patients

Apr 04, 2012

A small French study suggests that myeloma patients may benefit from a “mini” donor stem cell transplant in the absence of a suitable related donor.Results of the study showed that the estimated two-year overall and progression-free survival rates were similar between myeloma patients who received stem cells from a related donor and patients who received stem cells from an unrelated donor. Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.Plasma cells help your body fight infection by producing…

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PRP Effective Treatment for Tendinopathy: Study

Mar 19, 2012

Use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), along with ultrasound-guided needle tenotomy, was shown in a study to be an effective treatment for chronic, recalcitrant tendinopathy. The study was conducted by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Study results were published in the October 2011 journal of PM&R (www.pmrjournal.org) Tendinopathy is a broad term for a common, painful problem occurring in and around tendons, in response to overuse.;;Recent basic science research suggests…

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Growing Meat – Stem Cell ‘Ranching’ in the Future?

Mar 01, 2012

Most of us enjoy a good hamburger, without giving much thought to the process of getting that meat to our table. Dutch scientist, Dr. Mark Post, hopes by Fall this year to produce the first lab-grown hamburger. Post and his researchers have created strips of beef muscle using cow stem cells grown in a petri dish. Imagine what this could mean for: –Reducing the environmental impact of traditional ‘factory’ farming (greenhouse gases; energy, land and water use) –Reducing the susceptibility…

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Stem Cell research: Reversing Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Macular Degeneration

Feb 09, 2012

Three recently announced stem cell studies highlight the amazing potential that stem cells hold. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago used stem cells to “re-educate” the immune systems of people with Type 1 diabetes.This condition is caused when the body’s defenses attack cells in the pancreas and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient’s blood sugar levels.The stem cells were used to “restart” pancreatic function, reducing the need for insulin. Although the research involved only 15…

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Chimera monkeys created using embryonic stem cells – Dr. Lox

Jan 12, 2012

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have produced the world’s first monkeys created from embryos of several individual monkeys.The chimera monkeys were created by binding three to six rhesus monkey embryos in the early stages of the development, and are the result of experiments designed to gain more understanding into stem cells that might be used to create human tissue in the future. Researchers led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, were focused on how natural stem cells from early embryos…

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Suzanne Somers and Stem Cell Therapy

Dec 13, 2011

An interesting article in the December 2011 issue of Life Extension magazine features the eternal beauty, Suzanne Somers, discussing stem cell therapy.Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, she had surgery to remove the lump, followed by intense radiation therapy. After suffering for years with a painful, disfigured breast, Suzanne underwent an advanced technique to reconstruct the breast.She had a combination of autologous stem cell therapy along with an adipose fat graft, and so far is quite pleased with the results.…

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Geron halting stem cell research

Nov 16, 2011

In a disappointing move, the Geron Corporation announced that it is halting its stem cell programs, including the first-ever, US approved human trial using embryonic stem cells. The human trial enrolled its first patients last year and was evaluating the safety of using embryonic stem cells in patients who had recently suffered a spinal cord injury.A company announcement in October 2011 indicated that treatment was proving safe in patients treated thus far, with no significant side effects.With Geron’s halt, no…

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PRP and Stem Cell therapy for musculoskeletal pain

Nov 11, 2011

Dr Lox treats musculoskeletal pain and has been in practice for over 20 years. He has been preforming stem cell therapy for severla years with great success. Dr. Lox is located in the Tampa Bay area. An interesting article came out online over the past few days in the current issue of Practical Pain Management, entitled Advances in Regenerative Medicine:High-Density Platelet-rich Plasma and Stem Cell Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain. It provides a detailed, yet readable, view of this cutting-edge procedure that…

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Stem Cell Therapy – Breast Milk to Patents

Oct 27, 2011

Two articles in the world news on Oct 18th illustrate the highs and lows in stem cell therapy research… Despite the ethical discussion surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells, it is one source of pluripotent stem cells used in many research efforts. Reflecting European law, which protects human embryos, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a ruling, stating “A process which involves removal of a stem cell from a human embryo at the blastocyst stage, entailing the…

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Greek Study on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Tennis Elbow

Sep 01, 2011

Blood injections, especially of platelet-rich plasma, into the affected area help, relieve the pain associated with “tennis elbow” where other treatment methods have failed, according to a Greek study. Dr. Lox has treated tennis players with PRP for tennis elbow and shoulder pain with PRP and shoulder stem cell injections.  Not only tennis players but many athletes in other sports may have tennis elbow or shoulder pain complaints who may benefit from PRP or stem cell therapy to their elbow or…

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About the Author

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.