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Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars

May 25, 2013

Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Tennis is a demanding sport and joint and muscle problems are frequent complaints. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is hampered by an ankle injury that a recent MRI found without structural problems. Rafael Nadal has seen his share of knee problems. He has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his knee, and missed most of last season due to his knee. Nadal has also…

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Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure

May 16, 2013

Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Adipose stem cells have been used for a variety of medical disorders. Early work at UCLA in the 2000’s, revealed the adipose or fat tissue possessed a large reservoir of stem cells capable of differentiating into muscle, cartilage, and bone. Since then research and use of fat stem cells has grown significantly. Physicians at the Scripps Clinic have taken fat from the patient, and utilized…

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T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells

May 10, 2013

T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Wouldn’t a giant of a cell that heals injuries be nice? Well our body possesses such creatures. They are called regulatory cells. In the stem cell world, they serve a giant function, they assist in repair pathways by secreting repair chemicals known as cytokines or interleukins. The body’s cells communicates with each other by signaling molecules. These signaling molecules or cytokines…

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Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The magazine Popular Science ran on it’s cover Stem Cells for All. The issue predicted stem cell breakthroughs for 2013. The article based this assertion on an earlier announced  study that transformed skin cells into neurons. The ability to turn abundant skin cells into another tissue is a energized topic as, this total or totipotent ability is what embryonic stem cells…

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Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning?

Apr 06, 2013

Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl As stem cell research as expanded a look back at Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine recipient, Dr. John Gurdon’s work. Gurdon first worked with frogs and then in 1996, Gurdon and reseachers cloned Dolly the sheep. Gurdon originally felt humans were 50 years away.  Gurdon a scientist at Cambridge often queries when he lectures on the subject to his audience, would it be appropriate for a couple who…

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The NFL Grants $100,000 to Study the Effects of PRP and Stem Cells

Mar 22, 2013

The NFL Grants $100,000 to Study the Effects of PRP and Stem Cells The National Football League (NFL) granted $100,000 to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to study the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells effects on tendons.  The research will be conducted by Dr. Scott Rodeo, associate team physician to the New York Giants.  The study will look at the different formulations of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and how PRP influences tendon structure and regeneration.  There…

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