Neuromodulation and Regenerative Medicine Advances

Highlights from the American Society of Interventional Physicians annual meeting, including neuromodulation, humanistic care, vertebral augmentation, regenerative medicine, controlled substance prescribing, and more. There are numerous medical conferences that Practical Pain Management (PPM) tries to attend and cover. We are fortunate that when the PPM staff can’t attend a conference, we usually can call upon one of our expert…

Regenerative Biology: A New Molecule Regenerates Bone Tissue

Researchers from California discover the key to simplifying the creation of engineered bones: adenosine. This naturally occurring molecule can be injected into bone tissue to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate. REGENERATING BONE TISSUE The incidence of bone disorders, particularly in populations where aging is tied to rising obesity rates and poor physical activity,…

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Knees & Shoulders

The power of the body to heal itself is amazingly evident in a promising newer treatment known as regenerative stem cell therapy, which orthopedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, is tapping more frequently to help restore pain-free movement in patients with stubborn knee or shoulder problems. Part of…

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…