PRP Therapy for Arthritis

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy or autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) therapy, attempts to take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone. Although not considered standard practice, a growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of orthopedic…

Stem Cell-Rich Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Musculoskeletal Pain

Many people have heard the term “platelet-rich plasma” in news stories in connection with athletic injuries, however, not all may realize that when platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected into and around a joint, it is actually a type of prolotherapy. In fact, PRP has been used as a formula in prolotherapy since around 2005. The…

Manufactured Stem Cells Might Boost New Diabetes Therapies

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be generated from adult cells. Because iPSCs have the potential to develop into any cell type in the human body, they hold an enormous therapeutic potential in a variety of conditions, including cardiac diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and diabetes. A team of researchers from Lonza in Walkersville, Maryland, developed clinical-grade iPSCs (iPSCs that…