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Stem Cell Breakthroughs May Include AIDS Cure

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According to Cindy Morrissey, President and CEO of Emerging Healthcare Solutions (EHSI,) there has been an explosion of stem cell breakthroughs, which may include a cure for AIDS.

There are daily reports of new stem cell treatments around the world, states Morrissey. Recently there was a report in the journal "Blood" which described an AIDS patient who underwent a stem cell transplant and has reportedly been cured of this disease as a result of this procedure, which was experimental. Researchers reported that the transplant cured his leukemia.

Morrissey said that these breakthroughs in the battle against previously incurable diseases are becoming commonplace.

“With more and more promising research being conducted around the world, there’s no question that stem cells are the future of medical treatment,” Morrissey stated. She went on to say that EHSI is dedicated to stem cell innovations because it has the power to change people’s lives. She said that the regenerative medicine industry will continue to grow for years, if not decades, to come.

In the early part of December, EHSI announced the acquisition of a Panamanian firm Celulas Genetica, considered to be a Central American leader in stem cell technology and acquisition. Recently EHSI stated that Celulas Genetica will submit an international patent application for the Rutherford Procedure, which is a new stem cell treatment considered to be revolutionary, in the treatment of liver disease.

According to Medical News Today, “The Rutherford Procedure is being developed to use proton therapy to destroy scar- tissue cells in the liver using high-energy proton beams, a non-invasive treatment proven to minimize damage to healthy tissues and to eliminate the side effects (including nausea) of traditional radiation therapy.”

As the scar tissue is being destroyed by the proton therapy, a catheter will deliver the patient’s cultured stem cells to her or his liver by means of the bloodstream. As the diseased tissue is destroyed, the cultured stem cells could help regenerate the patient’s damaged liver into a healthy one.
All this is pretty amazing, if you ask me.

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EmpowHER Guest

Finally, no more condoms with my hookers....

December 30, 2010 - 12:05am

I don't know, but we can only hope that it is soon.

December 23, 2010 - 6:08pm
EmpowHER Guest

Sounds great,but when will these discoveries go beyond the lab?

December 23, 2010 - 5:57pm
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