1 in 400 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) – a condition caused by brain development problems before, during or soon after birth. Although there is no single treatment yet, growing evidence suggests that certain types of stem cells could help treat the symptoms of CP.
One-year-old Phoebe from Birmingham was diagnosed with leukaemia at only seven months old. After unsuccessful chemotherapy, her recovery now depends on finding a stem cell donor match. If a match is found, she will be the youngest person in the world to receive a stem cell transplant.
Periodontitis is a painful and destructive dental disease caused by bacteria that induce inflammation, leading to the loss of gums surrounding teeth. As one of the most common dental diseases affecting a large number of the population, researchers have designed a new stem cell-based therapy to treat it.
A clinical trial in Toronto, Canada has demonstrated that a single injection of MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) can safely reduce pain and improve quality of patients with late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.