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The world is embracing the research and successful treatments of diseases with Adult stem cells, reaping huge rewards of life extension, improved quality of life and the curing of so-called incurable diseases. This group will bring you up to date on the news, benefits and treatments and... Full Bio
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$1.2M Grant for Stem Cells from Mental Patients by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is great news. I don’t know anyone with substantive research into stem cell treatment of mental illness or depression.  Autism of course has been treated for ... Read on »
$1.5 million for ADULT stem cell research in Australia by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine . Publciado por toddlersavoid – 10/03/10 a las 05:03:13 pm Australian grown-up flow cell company, Mesoblast Limited, today announced that its chief scientific ad ... Read on »
‘Brimming with energy’ after $20K stem cell treatment by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A great example of the benefits of adult .  Treatments are now in the $8-10,000 range with even more advanced treatment techniques. – David ‘Brimming ... Read on »
‘Fountain of youth’ for stem cells? by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ‘Fountain of Youth’ for Stem Cells? ScienceDaily (Dec. 29, 2009) — Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology h ... Read on »
‘Hannah Montana’ has “diabetes” on next show by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hannah Montana - Miley, Lilly, Oliver (Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso) Episode on Disney about Oliver's Type I diabetes Read on »
‘Hannah Montana’ has “diabetes” on next show by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The episode revolves around Miley (Miley Cyrus) and Lilly (Emily Osment) reacting to the knowledge that Oliver (Mitchel Musso) has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes. The p ... Read on »
‘Medical’ marijuana: Broad support exists | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines... by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ‘Medical’ marijuana: Broad support exists September 16, 2010 John L. Gray, the Altoona police chief, forgot to mention the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy was waiti ... Read on »
“Dwarf’s (lung) standing on the shoulders of giant’s (heart)” by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “Dwarf’s (lung) standing on the shoulders of giant’s (heart)” (Latin: nanos gigantium humeris insidentes) is a Western metaphor meaning “One who develops fut ... Read on »
“OPTIC NERVE TREATMENT ABANDONED” or “HOW TO REGRET FOR THE REST OF... by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “OPTIC NERVE TREATMENT ABANDONED” or “HOW TO REGRET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE” It saddens me to see people who are on the brink of improvement for their c ... Read on »
“Stem Cell Awareness Seminar” Tampa FLa. Aug 28, 2010 by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine August 28,2010 1:00pm – 5:00pm Free Admission-open to the public Marriott Tampa Airport Hotel Tampa International Airport 4200 George J. Bean Pkwy. ... Read on »
“Stem Cell Awareness Seminar” by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tampa, Florida August 28,2010 1:00pm – 5:00pm Free Admission – open to the public SEMINAR FOCUS: Learn the Truth regarding the differen ... Read on »
1 MILLION CUSTOMERS SERVED by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine

The collaborative work of medical scientists and physicians across the globe has resulted in a major medical milestone: the world’s 1 millionth blood stem cell transplant, a procedure that has become a proven and essential therapy for many patients battling blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other critical diseases.

The Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) announced the landmark achievement today. The WBMTa nonprofit scientific organization whose mission is promoting excellence in stem cell transplantation, stem cell donation and cellular therapysaid the 1 millionth transplant occurred in late December 2012. The finding is based on data collected by WBMT international member organizations involved in blood stem cell transplantation, which were analyzed and verified by the WBMT.

“One million transplants is a milestone that may surprise many people, because blood stem cell transplants were viewed as a rare procedure until the last decade or so,” said Dietger Niederwieser, M.D., president of the WBMT and professor of medicine in the division of hematology and medical oncology at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany. “But important discoveriesand the vital cooperation of many scientists and physicians around the worldhave dramatically improved outcomes for patients who undergo stem cell transplantation.”

The first blood stem cell transplant was reported by Dr. E. Donnall Thomas in 1957, who received the Nobel Prize in 1990 for pioneering the use of this innovative approach to treatment of leukemia and other life-threatening diseases.

By the late 1960s, as knowledge of the requirements for matching patients with donors evolved, physicians were performing successful allogeneic transplants, using blood-forming stem cells from sibling donors (among the first in U.S., Holland and France). In 1973, the first successful transplant between two unrelated people occurred in New York, when a young boy received a transplant from a donor identified as a match through a blood bank in Denmark. In 1988, the first successful umbilical cord blood transplant was performed in Paris.

Since then, a near-exponential rise in all types of blood stem cell transplants, particularly from unrelated donors, has occurred. This is largely thanks to the willingness of now more than 20 million voluntary stem cell donors worldwide. Today, unrelated transplants are often as successful as those that use family donors.

International partners will help make this continued growth possible. Already, data from the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA), a WBMT partner, show that nearly half of the transplants performed with unrelated donors cross an international border. International donor registries not only expand the pool of potential donors, they help advance the global science of transplantation through the exchange of information.

“It must be especially emphasized that WBMT has contributed to the advances of blood stem cell transplants in emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region and in the other areas of the world, where the awareness to this medical procedure is sharply increasing,” said Yoshihisa Kodera, vice president of WBMT, chairman of APBMT and professor of Aichi Medical University, Japan.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized transplantation as an important global task, recently recognizing the WBMT as a non-governmental organization (NGO). “Transplantation has extended the lifespan of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide and enhanced their quality of life,” said Luc Noël, M.D., of WHO. “It has become the standard of care for many patients, and should no longer be restricted to affluent countries or individuals.”

Today, more than 70 malignant and non-malignant diseases are treated routinely with blood stem cell transplantation, providing new cures for patients around the globe. The procedure technique itself has improved considerably because of dedicated cancer centers but also because of collaboration and cooperation among scientists, clinicians, nurses and data managers, as well as the 19 international scientific societies that establish standards, collect data on the procedure and analyze outcomes. In patients with optimal conditions, disease-free survival rates are now reaching more than 90 percent.

“Worldwide, more than 50,000 patients a year are receiving transplants, in regions ranging from the Asia-Pacific to the Mid-East to Central America,” said Dennis Confer, M.D., treasurer of the WBMT and chief medical officer of the U.S.-based National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). “The curative potential of this therapy will only increase, thanks to the commitment and collaboration of researchers and physicians across the globe.”

BERN, Switzerland, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ( www.globenewswire.com )

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14-month old can see, thanks to stem cells by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff – Kaile Milton plays with her 14-month-old daughter, Skylie. Skylie recently had stem cell surgery in China to correct blindness caus ... Read on »
1ST STEM CELL BREAST AUGMENTATION?? by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is not the first, not by a long shot…but I’m glad to see the US is starting to catch on that adult/repair stem cells have amazing therapuetic capabilities…eve ... Read on »
1st STEPS TO LAB MADE GRAY MATTER by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ZOMBIES REJOICE! 1st STEPS TO LABMADE GRAY MATTER, aka… B  R  A  I  N  S  S  S  S  ! ! ! Also patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, TBI, Ataxia… http://www.newscientist.co ... Read on »
1st STEPS TO LAB MADE GRAY MATTER by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ZOMBIES REJOICE! 1st STEPS TO LABMADE GRAY MATTER, aka… B  R  A  I  N  S  S  S  S  ! ! ! Also patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, TBI, Ataxia… h ... Read on »
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60 Minutes, Stem Cell Treatments – Snake Oil Salesmen by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I would like to draw your attention to the recent 60 Minutes segment that made comparisons to Stem Cell Treatment Centers as “snake oil salesmen.”  This is a ver ... Read on »
60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS... by David Granovsky Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine - Majority of Parkinson’s Patients Improved After Stem Cell Treatment February 04, 2010 A follow-up study of 50 Parkinson’s disease patients treat ... Read on »