Newsletter

Recommended Summer Reading

The Healing Cell Dr. Robin L. Smith, Dr. Max Gomez, and Monsignor Tomasz Trafny Read The Healing Cell: How The Greatest Revolution in Medical History is Changing your Life by co-authors, Dr. Smith (Chairman and President, SFLF), Dr. Gomez (Trustee, SFLF), and Monsignor Trafny (Executive Director, STOQ Project). Learn how the adult stem cells found…

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Stem Cells in the Media: From Promise to Success

Rebecca Marton Rebecca is a recent graduate of The University of Notre Dame where she majored in biological sciences. She spent the summer traveling in Eastern Europe and teaching in a science-based camp for underprivileged youth in Lawrence, MA. In the fall, she will begin her Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at…

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Adult Stem Cell World News Highlights

SFLF is pleased to share some recent developments happening around the world in the field of regenerative medicine: Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. The research,…

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January 2014 Newsletter

Read the January issue of Life Lines, our quarterly newsletter to view the latest in adult stem cell news, travel along on a Student Ambassador’s personal journey, and much more.

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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 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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