Do Cinderella Cells Hold The Key to Spinal Regeneration?

Do Cinderella Cells Hold The Key to Spinal Regeneration?
For millions who are suffering with spinal cord injuries, the storybook ball seems like fable from a land far away. Many have dreamed of a day where they can walk, dance, and run just like they are supposed to.  Everyone from infants all the way to seniors are affected by spinal cord disorders that have robbed them of their quality of life.  Despite the odds, they wish for better days and ultimately a cure.
Cinderella had her chance to go to the ball and live happily ever after.  Now scientists University of Edinburgh’s Medical Research Council (MRC) have isolated “Cinderella Cells” which have produced spinal cord, muscle, and bone tissue in the growing embryo.  Developments of these lab grown human tissues are giving hope for those suffering from neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other motor neuron diseases, as this may one day serve as a viable treatment method. (For More Information on Breakthroughs like this, CLICK HERE)

 

 


The spinal cord houses the core components of the central nervous system, one of the most complex and highly organized structured systems within the body. The spinal cord is made from part of the neural tube during embryonic development. As the neural tube begins to develop, the notochord begins to secrete a factor known as ‘Sonic Hedgehog’ or SHH.  This induces the development of multipotent neural crest progenitors. As a result, the spinal cord, muscle and skeleton all form from a group of “Cinderella Cells” called Neuro-Mesodermal Progenitors (NMP). It is here, where scientists at the University of Edinburgh focused their research.

Over the years, researchers have been able to differentiate cells into liver, heart, muscle, skin, nerve, bone cells, and brain tissue from stem cells in the laboratory; however these NMP “Cinderella cells”, have eluded researchers for over a century.

The team at the medical research council still believes the goal of using lab-grown spinal cord tissue to treat debilitating neuromuscular conditions is still many years away. The hope is that stem cells transformed through this natural development process will resemble those that occur naturally in the body increasing the likelihood that transplants will integrate in patients.
It is advances like this that are laying the framework for future innovations and enabling scientists to treat diseases with stem cells. Stem cells are offering clues to the cellular causes of certain diseases and it is now up to future studies to piece those clues together.  (Learn more about Stem Cells by CLICKING HERE or Read Below)

HHS Identifies the “Next Evolution of Medical Treatments”

Healthcare is experiencing a growing crisis as conventional treatments reach their limitations and the United States develops an ever growing aging population. In this medical environment new and alternative strategies are needed. Stem cell based therapies are being evaluated for the treatment of a wide range of disorders. It is estimated that 132 million individuals in the United States alone may benefit from stem cell based therapy with the largest impact on patients with cancer, diabetes, autoimmune, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Other patients likely to benefit include those with osteoporosis, severe burns, and spinal cord injuries. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has identified regenerative medicine as the “next evolution of medical treatments.”

The world’s first advanced stem cell education program was created to fill the growing need for knowledge on stem cells and regenerative medicine amongst physicians and healthcare professionals. This comprehensive program is guided by regenerative medicine pioneer and stem cell expert Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj and features instruction from the top scientists & physicians practicing in the field.

The Advanced Stem Cell Education Program (ASTEP) contains over 150 hours of lectures and video content designed to give you the most comprehensive understanding of this incredible aspect of medicine currently available. However, if you wish to target your education to areas of specific interests, you can select from one of the six subspecialty courses offered. Each subspecialty course contains lectures that cover the general biology of stem cells and the regulations of stem cell therapies to ensure proper understanding the course material.

In addition to the immense content included in the A-STEP program and its subspecialty courses, we offer a unique opportunity to learn about the practical applications of stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine. This practical module includes fifteen application-based lectures from leading stem cell physicians, practical demonstrations, and distinct stem cell preceptorship with Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj.
To find out more about the Advanced Stem Cell Education Program, CLICK HERE, or email education@bmscti.org

 

 

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Sneaky Sugar – The “Secret Sugars” that are creeping into your immune system…and destroying it

SNEAKY SUGAR*

The “Secret Sugars” that are creeping into your immune system…and destroying it

People discovered the sweetly satisfying taste of sugarcane on an island in New Guinea nearly 10,000 years ago, and since then, it has ubiquitously sprinkled itself around the world in forms of candy bars and unexpected places like barbeque sauces. When people first picked the raw cane, they chewed on the hard stem until an explosion of sweetness saturated their taste buds and hooked their senses. It spread like wildfire from island to island until it reached the mainland and by 500 A.D., it was already being processed into powders and used as medicine to treat ailments that ranged from headaches to impotence.

Today, it infamously laces its way through our pastries and Piña Coladas, but what about the other less obvious sugar-laden foods? Nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, and dentists alike have warned of sugar’s power to raise energy levels only to plummet soon after and cause a spiral of bad eating habits.

Harvard Medical School has found that even if you aren’t overweight from a diet of sugar and high-calorie fats, it can still increase your risk of dying from heart disease. They reached that startling conclusion after a 15-year study revealed participants who ate 25 percent or more of their calories in sugar, more than doubled their risk of dying from heart disease than those whose diets included 10 percent of sugar. (Learn what sugar is doing to our heart and our immune system at our next webinar)
Where are they getting all of this sugar? Many are getting sugar from sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks, which account for more than one-third of our national added sugar consumption. However, there are some who are unintentionally having sugar binges with foods that are saturated in sugar, such as sneaky snacks, sauces, and sandwich buns.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends the average person on a 2,000-calorie diet to consume no more than 10 teaspoons of sugar each day, or the equivalent to a 12-ounce soda. Sugar is the quiet chameleon of our food system. It changes forms from sucrose, corn sweeteners, glucose, dextrose, honey, maple sugar, and molasses. It’s guilefully hidden in pizza bread, hot dogs, soups, crackers, canned vegetables, mayonnaise, and peanut butter. (Learn more foods with hidden sugar)

Health advocates turn their backs on added sugars, which are sugars that are literally added to foods or beverages when they’re processed or prepared, because of their emptiness. Added sugars contribute no nutritional value to our diets and are thus essentially useless. But yet we’re consuming almost 152 lbs. of sugar each year, which is equal to 6 cups or 3 lbs. a week. Two hundred years ago, the average American only ate 2 lbs. of sugar each year, according to the USDA. Thanks to our demand, the supply brings us sugar shockers that are ready to ruin our diets everywhere.

Our bodies can only handle 20 grams of sugar a day for adult women and 36 grams of sugar a day for adult men, according to the American Health Association. Anything extra is turned into fat in our bodies unless it’s used as energy in an intense workout or other physical activity, Miller says.

The top 6 “SNEAKY SUGARS” in supposedly healthy diets are:
1.Odwalla Original Superfood Drink: 37 grams of sugar, 190 calories
2.McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal: 32 grams of sugar, 290 calories
3.Starbucks Greek Yogurt and Honey Parfait: 30 grams of sugar, 260 calories
4.Ocean Spray Craisins: 29 grams of sugar, 130 calories
5.Yoplait Yogurt, Strawberry: 26 grams of sugar, 170 calories
6.Power Bar Performance, Chocolate Peanut Butter: 26 grams of sugar, 240 calories
If you enjoyed this piece, please click here to register for our next stem cell webinar on diet and the immune system which will be held this Wednesday June 11th at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time. You can also scroll down and learn more about our Stem Cell Webinar.

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Food IS Medicine – The Impact of Diet on Your Immune System (Stem Cells)

Are we really what we eat?

A common misnomer was that diet played a very little role in disease management and prevention. As long as you took medication XYZ your particular ailment would be held in check. You could slam down three Big Macs a day and it wouldn’t make a difference.

Thankfully we know better these days and have seen the impact that diet has on our bodies. From bacterial growth, problems in digestion, to hormonal imbalance, our diets are playing more of a role that you probably think.

Even worse is when our body has to utilize the power of its immune system to undo the damage inflicted by poor foods that stimulate the production of inflammatory cytokines. As inflammation proliferates in the body we end up seeing thing such as hyperinsulinism, weight gain, and overall immune dysfunction.

Conversely, those with a proper diet have been shown to have lower risk factors for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and so much more. In addition, individuals who have undergone a diet overhaul have seen in many cases their immune function go up.

In this webinar we will discuss how the immune system plays a role with diet, and potential ways that we might have improving stem cell function and overall immune function with diet. New clinical and laboratory data will be discussed that highlights key concepts in this process.

Come and join me and physicians from around the world this June 11th as we explore evidence based information on diet and the immune system, discussing some of the latest breakthroughs and studies in patient care.

What: Stem Cell Webinar: Aging & The Immune System

When: June 11, 2014 5PM Eastern Time

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

If you get out what you put in, then people should really start to examine the harmful impacts of eating a poor diet.

To sign up for the free webinar please visit the link below:
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Cost: Physicians & Medical Professionals can attend free – RSVP today

Kind Regards,

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj
Medical Director
South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute

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

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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
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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 

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

Kind Regards,

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj

Medical Director

South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute

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