Magnetized Stem Cell Shot Could Repair Bones & Joints

April 6, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Researchers from Keele University in England, recently reported exciting new findings using magnetized injections of stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow, which could someday repair bone fractures and joint disease from arthritis, without invasive surgery. The extracted stem cells were treated in the lab with tiny magnetic particles, creating nanoparticles. Once injected into a patient, the stem cells can be controlled with a simple magnet to direct the cells to the damaged area of the body to repair it.

Professor Al Haj successfully grew bone in mice using the stem cell nanoparticles and plans to use the promising new treatment next on goats. Researchers were able to guide the injected stem cells in mice to the damaged areas to generate bone and cartilage growth.

Using targeted magnetic fields, the cells started developing and repairing without the need for drugs or other biochemical triggers. This treatment holds great promise for the millions of patients who suffer from severe bone and joint deformities from rheumatoid arthritis. If all goes well, researchers expect clinical human trials to take place in five years.

Other promising stem cell research in Britain, is taking place at the University of Southampton, where researchers have already successfully used a combination of the patient’s own bone marrow stem cells and donor bone cells to patch-repair damaged bones in severe hip fractures. Researchers say this treatment could soon do away with the need for surgery, plates and pins currently needed to repair hip fractures.

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One Response to “Magnetized Stem Cell Shot Could Repair Bones & Joints”

  1. David Granovsky on April 6th, 2009 7:55 pm

    1. Adult stem cells are relatively smart and will go to their “designated organ” and repair what needs repairing (some “spilling” occurs).
    2. Nano technology will make them Einstein-ian.
    3. And magnets will control where they go like the slot cars I used to have as a kid.

    So, the bottom line is…

    you can get stem cells to go ANYWHERE YOU NEED THEM in the human body…
    except for

    INTO A PATIENT THAT NEEDS THEM IN THE US!

    http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/law-of-magnetism-does-not-work-in-the-us/

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