Dr. Todd Malan is named as the Chief Cell Therapy Officer at the Okyanos Heart Institute based in the Bahamas. On October 2009, he pioneered the stem cell research utilizing the adipose or fat-derived stem cells to help breast reconstruction. For several years of clinical research, Dr. Todd Malan and his team was able to come up with the first stem cell-based procedure that treats advanced heart diseases using the patient’s own adipose-derived stem cells which are infused directly onto the heart via catheter. Find out more how this technological advancement can help improve the quality of life patients with severe heart diseases.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- Dr. Todd Malan being named as the Chief Cell Therapy Officer at the Okyanos Heart Institute
- Why they decided to put a stem cell research facility in The Bahamas
- The different benefits and abilities of stem cells in our bodies
- About a patient who was treated with radiation for tumor along his spine
- About the same patient who burned his spine because of radiation and was treated with stem cells
- What the safety factors and issues that they are focusing when conducting stem cell procedures
- About the new technology they use to treat advanced cardiac diseases by injecting stem cells directly on to the heart via catheter
- About the general patient experience and pre-operative procedures they follow
- The after care treatments and procedures
- How costs for stem cells are individualized based on how stem cells are derived
- The importance of clinic’s level of experience, regulatory guidance they follow and how patients are ensured that the stem cells used are their own stem cells and that they are not modified in any way.
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Mantis shrimps can see cancer, and scientists have now created a camera that does the same
“Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimphave an incredibly useful ability – the marine creatures are able to see a variety of cancers inside our bodies. And they’ve now replicated that ability in a camera that could eventually be put into a smartphone.”
“Mantis shrimp can see cancer, and the activity of our neurons, because they have unique eyes, known as compound eyes. This type of eye is superbly tuned to detect polarised light – a type of light that reflects differently off different types of tissue, including cancerous or healthy tissue.”
You can learn more about this discovery at this link.