Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

By Cell Therapy Foundation on Jul 05, 2014
There are such a wide variety of clinical trials (for both healthy and unhealthy participants) that most people can find one that they can participate in.  Each clinical trial has its own set of specific guidelines for participation.  These are called "inclusion" criteria and "exclusion" criteria.
 
Inclusion criteria must be met in order to be included in the trial and exclusion criteria is anything that will disqualify a person from participating. Factors such as age, gender, disease, stage of the disease, and former treatments received are the basic criteria that are reviewed.

RESEARCH WATCH: Stem cells may be more widespread and have greater potential than previously believe

By Cell Therapy Foundation on Jul 05, 2014
With a wealth of research and published studies on stem cells appearing almost daily, many would say that the definition of that term is well established and commonly agreed upon. 
 
No so much.
 
A new review article appearing in the July 2014 issue of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal entitled "Two sides of the same coin: stem cells in cancer and regenerative medicine" suggests that scientists have only begun to understand the nature, physiology, and location of these cells. 

Growing Organs in a Lab

By Cell Therapy Foundation on Jul 05, 2014
In a fascinating video series, Meredith Vieira closely follows the work of Dr. Macchiarini, who is at the forefront of the field of regenerative medicine. Using stem cells from a patients own body to grow new organs in a lab.

June 30 was World Social Media Day!

By Cell Therapy Foundation on Jul 05, 2014
We appreciate the opportunity to connect with people all around the world to spread the hope (not hype) of adult stem cell science.  In honor of the recent World Social Media day, reach out and say "hello" to someone though social media and help us spread the good news.

Special birthday present: Stem Cells

By Cell Therapy Foundation on Jul 05, 2014
GOLTRY, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman is back home after traveling to Milwaukee to give her brother a special birthday present. Jeni Sumner was the only match among family members tested to donate stem cells to her younger brother, who was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia last year.
 
Ed Dee’s cancer went into remission last October but returned earlier this year. Sumner said Dee’s doctors felt a stem cell transplant would be the best treatment.
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