Category Archives: Medical Innovation

Experimental stem cell therapy helps paralyzed man regain use of arms and hands

The 21-year-old who suffered a cervical spine injury in March gains significant improvement in his motor function at Keck Hospital of USC

Kris Boesen weight ligting
Kris Boesen works to strengthen his upper body. (Photo/Greg Iger)
On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree and slammed into a telephone pole. His parents were warned there was a good chance their son would be permanently paralyzed from the neck down. However, they also learned that he could possibly qualify for...

‘I can walk again after years in a wheelchair’: Father with MS stands up within DAYS of having stem cell therapy in Mexico

  • Eric Thomson's MS had deteriorated until he couldn't walk or dress himself
  • His family raised nearly £40,000 to send him to Mexico for stem cell therapy
  • Days after treatment, ge was able to rise from his wheelchair and walk
  • Says he is living proof therapy - which is being trialled in UK - works    
By MADLEN DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 08:03 EST, 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:22 EST, 25 July 2016
Eric Thomson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago and confined to a wheelchair. But he is now able to walk again after stem cell therapy
Eric Thomson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago and confined to a wheelchair. But he is now able to walk again after stem cell therapy
After slowly succumbing to multiple sclerosis, Eric Thomson...

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in ‘astonishing’ trial which could help millions

Surgeons operate 
For the first time surgeons have reversed scarring in heart attack survivors 
Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure. The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a heart attack can be reversed, a feat which doctors believed was impossible, and which could eventually end the need for transplants. Scarring of the heart stops the organ pumping blood effectively and can lead to further attacks and sudden death. But 11 seriously ill patients who underwent stem...



Regenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals. The treatment, developed by scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.” The tooth filling works by stimulating stem cells to encourage the growth of dentin—the bony material that makes up the majority of the tooth—allowing patients to effectively regrow teeth that are damaged through dental disease. stem cell teeth cavity root canalDental fillings that regenerate teeth have been described as "a new...