Archive for January 2014

Use of Mesenchymal Cells in Stem Cell Transplants

Dr. Edwin Horwitz Professor, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and UPenn I focus my research almost exclusively on the transplantation of marrow cells and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat cancer and genetic disorders of childhood. When we do stem cell transplants using MSCs, we’re not doing any pre-conditioning or depletion of the immune system. First of all, part…

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Important Developments in Stem Cell Transplants

Dr. Stephen Nimer Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Univ. of Miami This year alone, about 19,000 stem cell transplants will be performed for cancer and related diseases in the United States. Over the last 30 years, the field of stem cell transplantation for cancer has provided not only hope, but cures on a consistent basis for many types of patients.…

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General Principles of Adult Stem Cell Transplants

Dr. Amitabha Mazumder Professor, New York University School of Medicine Adult stem cell transplants (also referred to as bone marrow transplants) have been used for over 40 years in successfully treating cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma and lymphomas, and research has now opened the doors to regenerative and reparative therapeutics. There are three different…

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Q&A with a Cell Therapy Expert

Dr. Douglas Losordo Chief Medical Officer, NeoStem SFLF is pleased to introduce Dr. Douglas Losordo, a well-known cardiologist and an xpert in stem cell biology. The following interview with Dr. Losordo shares some of is insights in the field and his excitement about a future where cell therapies will make a meaningful difference in the…

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The Impact of Science on Controlling the Aging Process and Associated Diseases

Dr. Ronald A. DePinho President, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center We are in a period in history that is redefining the human experience, a period of major scientific advances that have increased life expectancy and positioned us to understand and control many diseases. The pace of progress has accelerated dramatically in recent years…

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The Science and History of Adult Stem Cells

Dr. Max Gomez Medical Correspondent, WCBS News Member of the Board of Directors, The Stem for Life Foundation Many scientists and medical professionals around the globe are working tirelessly to raise awareness of the potential for stem cell therapies to end the suffering of millions. But for those of you who are new to the…

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A Student Ambassador’s Journey

Angela Chlebowski Angela is a graduate student in the DNP-FNP program at Fairfield University and a member of the inaugural class of  The Stem for Life Foundation’s Student Ambassadors for the Cellular Age program. If you had asked me to describe  myself two years ago, I would  have said: I am a mother of three…

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