Entries by Regan Rowe

PRP for Bone on Bone Knees

In new research arthroscopic surgeons are told that PRP injections offer better symptomatic relief to patients with early knee degenerative changes, and its use should be considered in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Functional heart muscle from stem cells

Organ transplants are an invaluable way of saving people’s lives when their own organs fail, but organ shortages, waiting lists, and the powerful drugs required to help recipients’ bodies accept their new parts are just some of the difficulties with existing transplant processes. But what if there were another way of replacing organs, one that […]

New stem cell treatment “switches off” type 1 diabetes

For those with type 1 diabetes, regularly injecting themselves with insulin is part and parcel of their daily lives. This form of treatment hasn’t advanced much for nearly a century, so it will come as good news that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the verge of a breakthrough. As a […]

Cancer treatment for MS patients gives “remarkable” results

UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing “remarkable” improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. About 20 patients have received bone marrow transplants using their own stem cells. Some patients who were paralysed have been able to walk again. Prof Basil Sharrack, of Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, said: “To […]