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Treating Chronic Migraines with Stem Cells

Migraine and tension-type headache treated with SVF: a case series Published article by Dr. Ralph Bright, Dr. Matthew Bright and Pelin Bright at Macquarie Stem Cells. INTRODUCTION: Chronic migraines and tension-type headaches are debilitating diseases affecting 1.4 to 2.2% of the populat...


New Research Criticises Arthroscopic Surgery

New medical research heavily criticises arthroscopic shoulder surgery.   This new study has left medical professionals in a position where they will need to reconsider patient referrals related to shoulder arthroscopies. Image: Shoulder Arthroscopy.   This  issue aff...


Uncovering the role of stem cells in cartilage repair

Clever technique uncovers role of stem cells in cartilage repair   Image courtesy: Wikipedia/Open Stax , Damaged cartilage within an osteoarthritic hip joint  Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) – found in bone marrow, fat and blood – give rise to several cell types including cartilag...


Literature Review in Orthopaedic Surgery Journal 2016

Stem Cells in Articular Cartilage Regeneration  A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Published: 16th April 2016 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research Abstract Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a promising option to treat articular defects and early osteoarthritis (OA) stages. Howev...


Systematic Review of Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair

A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cartilage repair.   Review Published 15th of September 2017 BY: Borakati et al. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major global burden creating significant morbidity worldwide. Current curative t...


Avascular Necrosis Treatment Using Stem Cells

Treatment of AVN Using Autologous Stem Cells and Activated Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Concentrates. Abstract BACKGROUND: Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of hip is a devastating condition seen in younger individuals. It is the ischemic death of the constituents of the bone cartilage of the hip...


In terms of exercise, is walking enough?

Health Check: in terms of exercise, is walking enough? publication by Victoria State Government & Deakin University We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking is the most popular physical activity undertaken by Austral...


Treatment of DDD with mesenchymal stem cells: a pilot study on safety and efficacy

Treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease with autologous mesenchymal stem cells: a pilot study on safety and efficacy Published: 22nd of September 2017 Background Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a common cause of lower back pain with radicular symptoms and has a significant socioeconom...


NEW OARSI Guidelines for Osteoarthritis

NEW OARSI Guidelines for patients suffering from Osteoarthritis The new guidelines recommend a set of non-pharmacological core treatments as appropriate for all individuals, these are listed below. Land & Water based exercises Strength Training Self Education Weight Management...


Activating Hair Follicle Stem Cells

Activating Hair Follicle Stem Cells, the secret to hair growth? That day might come sooner than we think thanks to a CIRM-funded study by UCLA scientists. Published on the 15th of September 2017 in Nature Cell Biology, the UCLA team reported a new way to boost hair growth that could eventual...


A dying cell’s last breath triggers stem cell division

A dying cell’s last breath triggers stem cell division Written by Lucy Erin O’Brien Most cells in your body are in a constant state of turnover. The cells of your lungs, for instance, replace themselves every 2 to 3 weeks and, believe it or not, you get a new intestine every 2 to 3 days....


Maximum human lifespan could far exceed 115 years – new research

Maximum human lifespan could far exceed 115 years – new research   "Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows"   Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and li...


GPs are using corticosteroid injections at the same rate as they did 15 years ago

A review shows GPs are using corticosteroid injections at the same rate as they did 15 years ago. BEACH data for 1000 GPs from 2000 to 2015 indicate tennis elbow is a common problem, with a similar number of presentations (242,000 a year) as hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care. Te...


Cost-effectiveness analysis of arthroscopic surgery

Cost-effectiveness analysis of arthroscopic surgery compared with non-operative management for osteoarthritis of the knee First published: 12 Jan 2016 Objective To determine the cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery in addition to non-operative treatments compared with non-operative t...


Stem Cells for knee osteoarthritis – an Arthroscopic look

Adipose-derived Stem Cells for Knee Osteoarthritis A second Arthroscopic look   Purpose In the present study, the clinical outcomes and second-look arthroscopic findings of intra-articular injection of stem cells with arthroscopic lavage for treatment of elderly patients with knee oste...


Age makes no difference! Your cells are still good!

Despite the natural human aging process, the prevalence and functional activity of stem cells are highly preserved. For years we have been stating "Age makes no difference" - We have published a small study confirming this. In April 2017, a larger study has been released that confirms the ste...


Old Age – Stem cells may be the key to staying strong

Old Age - Stem cells may be the key to staying strong Published: Thursday 8 June 2017 University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age in mice. Their finding challenges the current pr...


Bone on Bone – Grade 4 Osteoarthritis – How do Stem Cells help?

Bone on Bone – Grade 4 Osteoarthritis – How do Stem Cells help?

How do Stem Cells help if your joint has become “Bone on Bone” Osteoarthritis is a very complex condition it involves all of the tissues in your joint not just the cartilage. First we need to understand what actually happens in your joint when you become “bone on bone”. Prior to ...


Diffuse Calcinosis Disappears after Stem Cell Transplantation

Disappearance of diffuse calcinosis following autologous stem cell transplantation in a child with autoimmune disease This is a very interesting case, as we were researching about previous interventions/results for fibromyalgia we came across this publication. It was published in 2004, therefore...


Treating Tears with Stem Cells

Treating Tears of Cartilage & Ligaments This blog we will discuss tears and how your body naturally will address a torn cartilage or tendon in comparison to how this would change with the use of Stem Cells. First Lets have a look at how our body naturally addresses tears to tissues. Nu...


Osteochondral Defect Repair of Talus – Using BMAC Cells

Osteochondral Defect Repair of Talus – Using BMAC Cells

OSTEOCHONDRAL DEFECT REPAIR OF THE TALUS USING BMAC STEM CELLS Andrew A. Brief, MD North Jersey Orthopedic Specialists Teaneck and Englewood, NJ CASE HISTORY: A 17 YO healthy male athlete sustained an inversion injury to the foot while competing at varsity level basketball. A physical evalua...


SMART cells that make cartilage and release anti-inflammatory factors to replace drugs

SMART cells that make cartilage and release anti-inflammatory factors to replace drugs   The clever study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis generated stem cells that not only specialize into cartilage tissue that could help repair arthritic joints but the cells ...


Publication – SVF for Osteoarthritis using Ultrasonication

The publication discussed below is a simplified/re-organized version of the original article.  This study is utilizing the Macquarie Stem Cells method of cell separation. It has been published in the Journal Of Evidence Based Medicine & Healthcare. Full article can reference can be found o...


No risk of cancer from stem cell therapy – Test run confirmation

No risk of cancer from stem cell therapy – Test run confirmation

No Risk of Cancer from Stem Cell Therapy - A Test Run Confirmation - 2016. Therapeutic stem cells can be made without introducing genetic changes that could later lead to cancer, a study in PLOS Genetics has found. The discovery, made by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Instit...


Joint Replacement Failure – Under 60’s

The risk of joint replacement revisions based on the patients age, looking at knees and hips.   The text found below is a summary of the population based cohort study. Background Total joint replacements for end-stage osteoarthritis of the hip and knee are cost-effective and demo...


Blood Brain Barrier – Multiple Sclerosis

What is the blood-brain barrier and how can we overcome it? The brain is precious, and evolution has gone to great lengths to protect it from damage. The most obvious is our 7mm thick skull, but the brain is also surrounded by protective fluid (cerebrospinal – of the brain and spine) and a p...


Auto-Immune Remission & Stem Cells

Auto-Immune Remission & Stem Cells

Auto-Immune Remission & Stromal Vascular Fraction This study discusses the use of SVF ( Stromal Vascular Fraction). What is SVF? SVF is the cellular mix obtained from your adipose tissue (body fat). It contains multiple strands of cells inclusive of; pericytes adipocytes fibro...


Would YOU choose to live forever?

Would YOU choose to live forever?

During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age. By: Harry Petitt - 24th of March 2017 'The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,' said lead author Professor Da...


Bio-engineered Tooth Restoration

Bio-engineered Tooth Restoration

Outline: Kuboki and co-workers extracted deciduous teeth from the jawbone of a 30-day old beagle dog. Tooth germ engineered from the dog's permanent tooth cell and tissue was then transplanted, after two days of cell culture, into the dog's mandible, resulting in tooth eruption 180 days later. ...


What do these Cells look like under our microscope??

What do these Cells look like under our microscope??

Below are cell samples from our own patients cells! These pictures contain; Fat cells Stem cells Endothelial cells Capillaries (blood vessels) Live cells & dead cells Debris (broken cells) We have taken these images using our Leica Fluorescent Microscope with va...


Defining knee pain trajectories in early symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in primary care

Defining knee pain trajectories in early symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in primary care

This is a brief version of the full publication which is observing a 5 year Cohort Study - the outline is below & full published document can be found in our "Published Documents Section" KEYNOTES 289 are moderate to severe at 5 years  (roughly 30%) 416 are mild to moderate at 5 y...


TENDON REPAIR – A horse, stem cells and an inspiring comeback

TENDON REPAIR – A horse, stem cells and an inspiring comeback

Everyone loves a good comeback story. Probably because it leaves us feeling inspired and full of hope. But the comeback story about a horse named Dream Alliance may do more than that: his experience promises to help people with Achilles tendon injuries get fully healed and back on their feet more...


The case of the patient who took daily paracetamol for 12 years

The case of the patient who took daily paracetamol for 12 years

The case of the patient who took daily paracetamol for 12 years Antony Scholefield - 14 March 2017 A patient who died from undiagnosed chronic paracetamol toxicity had been taking up to 2000mg daily for 12 years, a coroner has found. Maxwell John Free was prescribed 500mg of paracetamol...


High risk of revision surgery in younger joint replacement patients

High risk of revision surgery in younger joint replacement patients

Middle-aged people contemplating joint replacement for their arthritis should be warned of a high risk  — as much as one in three — of needing revision surgery within the decade, say UK researchers. Their large, retrospective study of nearly 120,000 people undergoing hip or knee arthropla...


SUNLIGHT AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

This is an extract of the work of Scott Byrnes with my recommendation at the end in red italics. “There is now convincing evidence that exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) component of sunlight protects us from developing a number of autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, Juvenile onset C...


OSTEOARTHRITIS – WHAT IS YOUR GRADE?

Osteoarthritis (OA) presents itself in 4 different grades or stages, and by discovering the stage of your condition we can help determine the severity and the required treatment… During your consultation at Macquarie Stem Cells we will determine the stage of your osteoarthritis and will discus...


STEM CELLS IN THE FUTURE

The future of stem cell therapy is endless; with research in the field progressing, stem cell therapy may be able to treat conditions like M.S., Parkinson’s and Migraines… The team at Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney is currently undergoing trials that are working towards the treatment of diff...


Treat your arthritis before it gets even colder!

Many people become concerned about their joint pains in the cooler months Many people complain about increased joint pain during winter because they believe the cool weather aggravates their arthritis. There are a number of possibilities why this may indeed actually be true, including barometric...


A CUP OF MILK A DAY (MAY) KEEPS OSTEOARTHRITIS AWAY…

At Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney we have treated over 500 patients suffering from OA and have seen extremely promising results among the majority of them. For women suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee, new research in the latest edition of the journal, Arthritis Care & Research shows ...


Why there’s Still a Debate around Stem Cells

There’s Still a Misconception about Stem Cell Therapy It has been espoused by certain members of the scientific community that stem cells are either a dangerous treatment or an ineffective one. But many patients disagree. Patients who have undergone stem cell therapy from qualified professi...


Stem Cell Therapy trumps Painkillers

Stop taking painkillers and treat the source of your pain with Macquarie Stem Cells Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney are leaders in stem cell treatment which has been used successfully to treat osteoarthritis, chronic joint pain and has even shown some promise in treating more serious disorders su...


Stem Cell Therapy helps improve Athletic Injuries

Recent years have shown an increase in the use of stem cell therapy to aid athletic injuries The use of stromal or stem cell therapy in athletes has caused a lot of controversy in recent years as it has been proven to elongate their careers. While stem cell therapy is not a ‘performance enhanc...


Stem Cell Therapy: Then and Now

Fifteen Years Ago It Was Thought There’d Be Radical Breakthroughs with Stem Cell Research In 1998 science was taking huge strides. A sheep was cloned and then it gave birth, heart surgery was completed with robotic assistance for the first time and a biomedical engineer said that within ten ...


The Magnetic Future of Stem Cells

Recent studies have unveiled a new way by which stem cells can be directed to specific parts of the body for more precise treatment In a recent study performed by the scientists at Georgia Tech College of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine it was found that stem cells may be abl...


$125 million granted for regenerative medicine research!

The potential continuing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his party have announced a contribution of $125 million dollars towards regenerative medicine… The stem cell therapy industry is forever growing. It relies on first world countries with advanced technology and the capability of advanced ...


Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Knee and Joint Pain

Knee and joint pain is a problem that can be experienced by everyone at some stage in their lives but if the problem persists it can cause more than pain… One of the simplest mechanisms in the body, the knee, plays a crucially important role in our day-to-day life. When we experience pain it c...


Stem Cell Therapy: Now and into the Future

Here’s a Look at the Direction that Stem Cell Therapy is headed At the moment there are only a handful of conditions that stem cell therapy can treat. But as modern medicine continues to advance the potential for stem cell therapy grows. At the moment, stem cell therapy has been used to succes...


Stem Cell Therapy is Helping Patients around the World

The Ongoing Research and Development of Stem Cell Therapy Is Seeing Some Amazing Results Earlier this month news came from the U.K. saying that stem cell therapy had wiped out HIV in 2 patients. On further reading it turns out that they had stem cell transplants after developing lymphoma (a t...


Dr Bright provides free stem cell treatment to Australian cricket legend

A few months ago Dr Bright provided Stem Cell Treatment to Geoff Lawson free of charge. Geoff who is a renowned Australian fast bowler was showing signs of osteoarthritis and having troubles standing and being active for long periods of time. The story of Mr Lawson’s treatment was aired on A...


ANSWERING YOUR STEM CELL QUESTIONS

There are a number of stem cell treatments and questions that never get clearly answered on the many pages of the Internet. Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney has collated a number of these questions and have provided the answers below. If you require any further information or would like to discuss ...


How to Deal with Arthritis and Avoid Surgery

Stem Cell Therapy Compared to Surgery is Cheaper, Less Invasive and Has had a High Success Rate At Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney we tell our patients what to expect from stem cell therapy. What you can expect from stem cell therapy will depend on your condition, your body, and your medical hist...


STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

If you suffer from pain and stiffness in your joints, whether due to an injury or simply as a result of the ageing process, you may be suffering from osteoarthritis (OA). And you’re not alone. OA is the most common type of arthritis, and affects more than 1.3 million Australians. A statistic t...


HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STEM CELL TREATMENT

Undergoing stem cell therapy can have a huge impact on improving your condition, however there are also certain factors that can impact the effectiveness of your treatment. Dr Ralph Bright is experienced in treating conditions like Osteoarthritis with Stem Cell therapy in the Macquarie Stem Ce...


MAN WITH SEVERED SPINAL CORD WALKS AGAIN AFTER NOSE CELLS ARE USED TO REPAIR SPINE

A Bulgarian man is believed to be the first person in history to make a recovery from being paralyzed from the waist down due to a spinal injury. The revolutionary procedure, which was British-funded, saw Polish surgeons use nerve-supporting cells from the nose of the patient, which were used to...


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TREATMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are looking for a treatment for your Osteoarthritis. Many people call us each day to find out if our stem cell therapy can offer the results they are looking for. Most search for an alternative to joint replacement therapy for their Osteoarthritis ...


DO YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE CHRONIC PAIN THIS NEW YEAR?

Are you sick of waking up feeling sore and tired every single day? Macquarie Stem Cells want to assist with your chronic pain in the New Year. Macquarie Stem Cells Sydney Did you know that chronic pain affects one in five Australians on average? We are sure that any chronic pain sufferer will u...


HAVE YOUR SAY: TGA STEM CELL THERAPY REGULATION

Have you read the latest Discussion on TGA? Recently you may have heard about the TGA being involved with a discussion on the regulation of autologous stem cell therapies. Macquarie Stem Cells want to encourage you to become involved in the discussion and have your say. A discussion paper has ar...


STEVE PRICE FROM 2GB INTERVIEWS DR BRIGHT

Dr Ralph Bright of Macquarie Stem Cells spoke with Steve Price from 2GB in an interview that was aired on Thursday 19th February 2015. The interview has been recorded and provided below for your listening.   [audio mp3="https://www.macquariestemcells.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Stev...


STEM CELL THERAPY FOR KNEE INJURIES

Macquarie Stem Cells have successfully treated a number of patients with knee injuries by utilising stem cell therapy. Treat Your Knee Injury with Stem Cell Therapy Do you have an injured knee that causes you constant pain? Before you commit to any major procedures or surgery, you should consid...


FEATURED FAQ: DO I NEED TO STOP MY BLOOD-THINNING TABLETS PRIOR TO STEM CELL TREATMENT?

Do I need to stop my blood-thinning tablets prior to Stem cell treatment? Blood-thinning tablets make us less likely to clot and more likely to bleed. When deciding whether to stop or to continue we need to ask what is the risk if I stop and what is the risk if I don’t stop the tablets. You...


WHY IS DARK CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOU? THANK YOUR MICROBES

Cocoa is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function Eat, Move, Think: Living Healthy Dark chocolate might pack a double positive punch for our health—thanks to the microbes that live in our gut. New rese...


USING PARACETAMOL FOR LOW BACK PAIN DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD

People seeing a doctor for low back pain are often told to take Paracetamol. But a study published today shows the drug is ineffective for the condition and its prolonged use has harmful side effects. Manuela L Ferreira (Author) Associate Professor in Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney ...


7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT GOUT

7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT GOUT

By Dr John Riordan FRACP, Consultant Rheumatologist 1. Urate can accumulate for more than 10 years before clinical features of gout develop Gout is due to the accumulation and deposition of monosodium urate crystals. The incidence and prevalence of gout is increasing because of a number of fa...


HELPING STEM CELLS SLEEP CAN BOOST THEIR POWER TO HEAL

We are often told that sleep is one of the most important elements of a healthy lifestyle, that it helps in the healing and repair of our heart and blood vessels – among other things. It turns out that sleep, or something very similar, is equally important for stem cells, helping them retain...