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Stem Cell Therapy: Update and Clinical Trials 2020

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Due to the fast-changing pace of research and technology, new evidence related to stem cell therapy accumulates rapidly and clinical guidelines need to be periodically updated.

If you are new to stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

We have compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.



Trying to keep up with the latest stem cell therapy evidence?

Just on UC-MSC (umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells) alone, there was 178 registered clinical trials and 98 publications about cell therapy that employ UC-MSC, for the years 2007–2017.

This page contains information and links to list of stem cell therapy and research in various categories. This list is a work-in-progress list as new evidence might be added from time to time.


Stem Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy Research

Here, we have listed and compiled all significant scientific publications related to stem cell therapy. The list was com…

Is Stem Cell Legal in Malaysia?

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In order to answer the above question, we have extracted below the relevant information from the Malaysian Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy 2009, so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.


Guidelines for Stem Cell Therapy in Malaysia

Haemopoietic stem cell and umbilical cord stem cell transplantations are the most established form of stem cell therapy. The use of other stem cells including hES (human embryonic stem cells) and somatic stem cells is considered experimental. Xenotransplantation or therapies involving the use of animal stem cells or animal cells are currently prohibited.

Indications for stem cell/cell-based therapies 
1. Standard/established 
(a) The current indications for HSC therapy (HSCT) are listed in the National Guidelines for Haemopoietic Stem Cell Therapy
Related: Listing of Diseases that can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy
2. Potential/development/experimental 
The following applications shall either be at the in vitro, animal stu…

Stem Cells and Coronavirus

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Regenexx - This morning I was catching up on some emails from last week and one sent by a colleague was VERY concerning. A skin care clinic offering stem cell treatments for COVID-19! So let’s dig in…



Stem Cells and Coronavirus

There was a stem cell COVID-19 paper placed online last week that was not yet published nor peer-reviewed that I covered on this blog (1). It was an interesting case report of an elderly woman in Wuhan, China (the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak) who was on her death bed in the ICU. They gave her an infusion of culture-expanded MSCs derived from umbilical cords and she quickly recovered. In that blog, I made it VERY CLEAR that these cells were not available here in the US for clinical use. Why? I knew that chiro, cosmetic, and alternative health clinics would soon be offering COVID-19 treatments based on this paper and claiming that the dead cells they use are the same as the live cells used in this paper. Well, we’re there already!

The Ad Sent to My Colleag…

Listing of Diseases Treated with Stem Cells: Parent's Guide to Cord Blood

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Diseases treated with cord blood can be divided into 2 categories:
Proven Standard TherapiesTherapies in Clinical Trials

Before choosing the right form of cord blood banking it is also important to distinguish between two modes of treatment:
Allogeneic - patient receives stem cells from a matching donor, either a sibling or an unrelated donorAutologous - patient receives their own stem cellsWhen parents donate cord blood to a public bank, they are supporting patients around the world who are searching for an unrelated Allogeneic donor. When parents save cord blood in a family bank, they are reserving the options that the baby can use its own stem cells for an Autologous treatment, or an immediate relative (sibling or parents) can use the stem cells for an Allogeneic treatment.


Standard Therapies with blood-forming stem cells

These are diseases for which transplants of blood-forming stem cells (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants, HSCT) are a standard treatment. For some diseases they are…

Cord Blood Banking in Singapore 2020: Price Guide and Reviews

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Stem cells are the basis of bone marrow transplants, a technique used to treat diseases such as leukaemia for many decades. Since the first stem cell transplant in 1988 much attention has been focused on stem cell therapy and its potential applications.

Stem cells are “naïve” cells – capable with the right stimuli to transform into other cells types found in the human body e.g. liver, skin, red blood cells. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are one of the most primitive types of cells in the body. Created during the earliest phases of development they have the potential, given the right stimuli, to become specialised cells such as red or white blood cells. It is these properties and the fact that the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells that has prompted private companies to offer frozen storage of these cells from umbilical cord blood collected at birth.

The umbilical cord bloods are stored by freezing the cells in liquid nitrogen, which allows preservation of the stem cells …

Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain in Singapore 2020

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If you are looking for information related to stem cell and back pain in Singapore, you've come to the right place. We have compiled and summarised essential information on back pain and degenerative disc disease below in layman's terms so that you can understand, clearer, less confused, less overwhelmed and make a better informed decision, either for yourself or your loved ones.

When people have back pain, the best thing to do is to look for the best advice from a trusted qualified medical doctor or a family physician. That means going to the doctor to find out the cause (diagnosis) of their back pain and better understand where their back pain is coming from.

You might also be wondering what type of 'doctors' that you should consult. There are many 'healthcare providers' involved in this 'back pain' ecosystem i.e. spine surgeons, radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and the list goes on. Back pain is…

Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain in Malaysia 2020

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If you are looking for information related to stem cell and back pain in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. We have compiled and summarised essential information on back pain and degenerative disc disease below in layman's terms so that you can understand, clearer, less confused, less overwhelmed and make a better informed decision, either for yourself or your loved ones.

When people have back pain, the best thing to do is to look for the best advice from a trusted qualified medical doctor or a family physician. That means going to the doctor to find out the cause (diagnosis) of their back pain and better understand where their back pain is coming from.

You might also be wondering what type of 'doctors' that you should consult. There are many 'healthcare providers' involved in this 'back pain' ecosystem i.e. spine surgeons, radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and the list goes on. Back pain is …