October 2015 - Bioscience Americas

October 2015

Bioscience Americas Names Dr. Leslie Miller to New Advisory Board

Bioscience Americas, LLC, a leading international developer of for-profit adult stem cell wellness centers, announced today that it has retained Scottsdale, Arizona based Business Development Ventures, LLC (BDV) to assist in creating and implementing a global strategic plan for capital formation. Bioscience Americas is the development partner of the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research. Based in San Diego, the Global Institute is a worldwide consortium of stem cell scientists and biotechnology researchers. They have been the beneficiary [...]

Scientists find way to monitor progress of stem cells after transplantation into brain

The ability to detect successful engraftment, integration and function of human cells implanted into the brain of a living animal could potentially speed stem-cell therapies’ path to clinical use. Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to monitor neural stem cells after they’ve been transplanted into the brain. The scientists were able to determine not only whether the stem cells transplanted into living animals survived but whether they matured into nerve cells, integrated into targeted brain [...]

Colombia Gets a Leg Up on Medical Tourism

This article appeared in the current issue of Medical Tourism Magazine. http://www.medicaltourismmag.com/magical-realism-columbia-get-a-leg-up-from-medical-tourism/ Surgery sounded like it was going to cost Edward Janssen an arm and a leg. Even though he had medical insurance, out-of-pocket expenses incurred under the new healthcare provisions would force the 58-year-old construction worker from Kansas to go to great pains to come up with the $30,000 to pay for a double knee replacement procedure at a local hospital in the United States. So he figured, until he learned [...]

Green Bay Packers Great Bart Starr Undergoes Stem Cell Treatment

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is participating in a clinical trial using stem cells as a possible treatment for strokes. Starr suffered two strokes and a mild heart attack last September. His family said Wednesday in a statement released by the Packers that Starr is participating in the trial. "Following Bart's strokes, our family began to investigate numerous therapy options," the family said. "Several months ago we applied for and were accepted into a clinical [...]

Most MS Patients Who Received Stem Cell Transplants Still In Remission Years Later

The JAMA Neurology Journal recently reported that a newly published study show no new relapses for most of the HALT-MS study volunteers. The Phase 2 study has demonstrated impressive results by rebuilding the immune system using a patient's own stem cells. Researchers found that more than 86 percent of the patients remained relapse-free after three years, and nearly 91 percent showed no sign of disease progression. Importance - Most patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) who receive approved disease-modifying [...]