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Dr. Walpole’s article, “Options for Stem Cell Delivery in Cardiology” was recently published in the March 2014 edition of the Cath Lab Digest. “The goal of stem cell therapy in any organ system is to deliver the best cells to the best place at the best time for the best duration to achieve the best patient …view »
The Okyanos team is abuzz with excitement on many fronts after a very successful 3-day International Stem Cell Society (STEMSO) Conference last week (February 20-22, 2014) in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The agenda, which was packed with stem cell therapy heavyweights, medical scientists and regulatory experts, kept us on our toes, learning each day about what …view »
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Research has shown us the potential of stem cells to differentiate into heart cells, liver tissue, nerve cells and more. As yet, the transformation of human stem cells into working lung cells has remained uncharted territory. That is, until Columbia University researchers recently discovered the steps necessary to developing fully functional airway cells from none …view »
Without a doubt, 2013 was a big year for the advancement of stem cell research and, more specifically, cardiac care through regenerative medicine. It seemed that every month this year we heard about patients at the receiving end of cutting edge treatment, and we saw promising reports indicating that patients with conditions like lung disease, …view »
Last week, we met in Freeport for the planning of the International Stem Cell Society (STEMSO) global conference on “Bridging the Gap: Research to Point of Care.” When you’re about to have some of the world’s greatest scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, ethicists, regulators, and investors all in one place to discuss patient safety, treatment efficacy, …view »
Contributing author Matt Feshbach is Okyanos Heart Institute’s co-founder and CEO. Japan has long since been a leader in the field of medical science and research, but with the recent passage of a bill aimed at safety in the practice of regenerative medicine it would appear that the country is also global leader in stem …view »
Researchers at Lund University have taken important steps towards developing a stem cell therapy-based treatment for brain infarction, or stroke. Though still considered early-stage data, this Swedish research group hopes to be able to translate their successes thus far into clinical results which could improve the quality of life for thousands of stroke patients. What …view »
Cells are the most basic building blocks that make up our bodies, 60-90 trillion of which can be found in each of us at any given time. Different cell types each have specific jobs which they are “programmed” to do, such as carrying oxygen throughout the body. Stem cells are a special type of cells …view »
Stem cell research and medicine is a rapidly growing and evolving field. It seems that every day, promising trial findings and exciting stem cell news give hope to patients who have exhausted all current treatment options in their disease category. As I have said before, despite having been an interventional cardiologist for over 25 years, …view »