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    Stem Cells of America

    Browsing the net I came across this site. Whilst I usually do take claims with a big pinch of salt I wonder if there is any scientific backup for these claims? Stem cell research is regarded by many as the saviour of the future – does anyone know anything about this company please? Do they have a basis for their claims I wonder?

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    Re: Stem Cells of America

    Sadly you did nt mention the site or the name of the company.

    Stem Cell research has been in the news recently with changes in the law on research materials. Here are a couple of posts from other forum members with helpful links.

    @kelvidge wrote:

    ….. it is difficult to undo the damage already done and what the researchers are hoping for is to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy, which would be a major triumph.. Having said that though, there are muscle stem cells that are known to regenerate muscle but they do get less efficient as we get older and there is some indication that they might not work so well in muscle that is affected by disease. Some of our researchers are looking into this to see if there is any way to stimulate the muscle stem cells to repair muscle more efficiently.

    Hope this answers your question!

    @taungfox wrote:

    New Type of Stem cell found in French research.

    I hope this is as good as it sounds.

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    Re: Stem Cells of America

    Hi Lesley

    While we cannot comment on specific companies and their claims I can say that we do not know of any stem cell treatments that have been fully tested in clinical trial for the muscle and nerve diseases that we cover. A safety trial to use a specific type of stem cell to try and treat boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is ongoing and while the organisers of the trial have so far been cautiously optimistic about the results and found no safety issues in the small number of patients they tested, the trial proved extremely challenging in many respects and has given them a lot of points to consider before they embark on another trial.

    We are concerned about unregulated clinics that may be selling stem cell transplants for large sums of money without any evidence on their effectiveness or safety. As such, they may be at best ineffective, or at worst positively dangerous and potentially fatal.

    Do get in touch if you have any other questions.
    Best wishes

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    Re: Stem Cells of America

    Stem cell research has a lot of potential and IS being used today to treat a number of conditions; I watched a TV show recently where they were able to improve the eyesight for someone who had encurred eye damage and had no vision in one eye. However just be cautious as there are a lot of foe companies out there.

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