Stem Cell Webinar: Aging & The Immune System – This April 9th at 4pm Eastern Time

Stem Cell Webinar - Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj

Stem Cells, Aging, & The Immune System

Do Stem Cells Hold the Key to Unlocking the Mystery Behind Aging?

As much as the medical community has been trying to cure major diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, etc., could it be that the real disease to understand is aging?  As our immune system ages and decreases in function we start to see dysfunction both internally and externally.

Internally, we see critical markers such as Natural Killer Cell function and Naïve T Cells decrease.  Externally, as patients age, we see wrinkled skin, slowness of movement, and increased susceptibility to infection.

In this webinar we will discuss how the immune system ages, the manifestations that it has in the body, and potential ways that we might have of either slowing down or even reversing the immune aging process. New clinical and laboratory data will be discussed that highlights key concepts in this process.

Come and join Dr. Dipinarine Maharaj MD this Wednesday April 9th as we discuss evidence based information on stem cells, aging, and the immune system.

What: Stem Cell Webinar: Aging & The Immune System

When: April 9, 2014

Where: Online – Click Here to Register or paste link below into your browser
http://stemcell.enterthemeeting.com/m/4PJQEXCC

Cost: Physicians & Medical Professionals can attend free – RSVP today

Stem Cell Webinar This Wednesday March 14 with Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD

 

 

Learn The Latest in Stem Cell Therapies For Your Patients

Join physicians from around the world in this unique webinar

Each year it seems that our patients are more at risk than ever for life threatening and chronic illness.  Whether it is the rapid growth of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or cancer, it seems that traditional medicine has had a difficult time keeping up.

Yet for over 40 years, stem cell transplants have been helping patients survive with quality of life in the face of some of the most dangerous of illnesses.  Physicians who want to do everything they can for their patients are now turning to the proven science of adult stem cell therapeutics.

Today patients with a wide range of diseases are being helped by adult stem cell protocols.  With over 2000 ongoing FDA clinical trials, the potential to expand the field and help patients is tremendous.

Join me for this unique webinar that will discuss some of the latest breakthroughs in patient care utilizing stem cell therapeutics.  We will discuss illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, ALS, cardiac disease, cancer, and much more.

Join me in this special presentation to spread the message of adult stem cells to help patients from around the world:

What: Stem Cell Network Physicians Webinar



When: March 12, 2014



Where: Online – Click Here to Register or paste link below into your browser 

http://stemcell.enterthemeeting.com/m/VVKE8XVK

Cost: Physicians & Medical Professionals can attend free – RSVP today

Kind Regards,

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj

Medical Director

South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute

Related Links:

Physicians and Medical Professionals – Learn More About the Stem Cell Fellowship

Would you like to refer a patient to Dr. Maharaj?  Please use our patient referral form

Dr. Maharaj to Keynote at the CAM for Cancer Conference – See agenda here

To learn more about Dr. Maharaj, the physician’s network, or about the latest protocols for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and more please contact the office at:

 

International: (561) 752-5522

Email: info@bmscti.org

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Stem Cell Cryobank – Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD – Medical Director

Bank Your Immune System

Cord Blood and Stem Cells for Life – Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD – Medical Director – Stem Cell Cryobank

Stem Cell Cryobank – Cord Blood and Stem Cells for Life

Bank your immune system.

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD – Medical Director

Adult Stem Cell Banking: Collection and Testing

Collection and Testing

The Global Health Bank provides a complete and comprehensive service, which includes evaluation, monitoring, testing, cryopreservation, and secure long-term storage as part of our adult stem cell banking process.
We provide all of the information that enables you to make an informed decision on storing your adult stem cells as part of our adult stem cell bank. During your decision process, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork to be completed. After you have made your decision to bank your adult stem cells with South Florida Adult Stem Cell Health Bank, one of our friendly and informed advisors will assist you through the rest of the adult stem cell banking process.

Adult stem cells mainly are located in the bone marrow. In order to collect a large number of them, the bone marrow must be stimulated to allow the stem cells to move from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. This is accomplished by giving subcutaneous injections of a well-tolerated medication over several days. The stem cells are then released by the bone marrow into the peripheral blood from which they are collected This process is called mobilization therapy.
The collection process is called apheresis. This process is a very common, medically accepted way to collect blood components, such as platelets and plasma, and is used safely hundreds of times each day at blood centers across the U.S. For stem cell collection, the primary difference is that the bone marrow must first be stimulated by medications.
The apheresis machine is able to separate the blood into its major components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Stem cells are present in the white cell compartment of the blood. A fraction of these white blood cells and stem cells (about 300 mL) are collected during the apheresis procedure, and all the other cells in your blood (red cells, platelets) are returned to you during the process. The collection takes approximately 4 hours and is not painful. After this procedure, you will be able to return to work, school, or other usual functions.
There are typically no adverse effects during and after the mobilization and apheresis procedures, however, you will be monitored carefully during the process. You will be able to read or watch TV during the collection procedure in our apheresis unit, staffed by our experienced nurses and technologists. Our staff is under the supervision of our experienced transplant physician during the entire procedure, and it is conducted to the highest transplant standards required.
Additional lab work will be provided from a sample of blood to test for a series of infectious diseases, and for a flow cytometry analysis, which provides a count of the total number of stem cells collected. After the collection, the sterile bag containing the stem cells is then transferred to our cryopreservation laboratory on site for processing.

Testing

Your stem cell collection will be tested for viability, cell count, and %CD34+ (which is a marker used to identify the adult stem cells). Tests for bacteria and fungi are also done to ensure that there is no contamination. A full report of the results is sent to you and your primary care physician regarding your adult stem cell banking.

If you have any questions on Adult Stem Cell Banking, please feel free to Contact the Stem Cell Cryobank and Medical Director Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj at 561-752-5522.  The Stem Cell Cryobank works in affiliation with the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute.

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj Discusses Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs in Parkinson’s

Dipnarine Maharaj

Dipnarine Maharaj during the apheresis process

The South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute, under the direction of Medical Director and this Clinical Trial Principal Investigator, Dipnarine Maharaj MD, FACP, is studying the neuroprotective effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in several neurological disease models including Parkinson’s disease (PD).  The present study is an extension of his previously published work which reported on the therapeutic effect of G-CSF after the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) model of PD in mice was established.

Based on the mouse model, he found that G-CSF treatment markedly increased the number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of the G-CSF-treated group. Consistent with this finding, he found a significant increase in dopamine release under high K+ stimulation in the striatum of the G-CSF-treated animals compared to the MPTP-exposed mice.

Finally, he observed a persistent recovery of locomotor function in the G-CSF-treated animals. These results suggest the potential therapeutic value of G-CSF in treating PD, which he wishes to study further on humans with funding.