I think I got off on the wrong foot here. No I am not Cody. I'm not trying to insult anyone quite the contrary. I am someone who follows science and technology very closely, have been since I was 18, am now 33. It's funny I have been reading science news like a hawk since at least 2010 but had never ever heard of mesenchymal stem cells til January 2018, when famous actor Mel Gibson and Dr. Neil Riordan went on the Joe Rogan show to talk about how umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells saved Mel's father's life from certain death at 92, Hutton Gibson at 92 was slumped over in his wheel chair and could barely talk, he was dying of multiple organ failure. So they took him to the the Mayo Clinic and they said if you don't leave him here he'll be dead in 2 weeks. Mel Gibson's brother through the internet had heard about stem cells in Panama.
So they flew Hutton Gibson down to Panama and gave him an infusion of UC-MSCs and shot some locally into his arthritic hips. Mel says his recovery was miraculous. Hutton Gibson lived to the age 101 when honestly he should have been dead at 92. So this is how I became aware of mesenchymal stem cells. Dr. Neil Riordan published a book in 2017 called "stem cell therapy: a rising tide" where he goes over his journey experimenting with MSCs and how he tried using autologous adipose tissue (stomach fat) derived MSCs and then eventually found that umbilical cord MSCs work the best! I read this book and I remember very well how at one point it made me cry a tear of astonishment, I was so astonished by the book that I shed about two tears. Umbilical cord MSCs I learned from Neil Riordan are fucking revolutionary! It can treat or cure many diseases, it almost sounds too good to be true. Take multiple sclerosis for example, in Neil Riodan's book he tells you that a lot of MS sufferers come to his clinic in Panama because his stem cells are the only thing that helps them, for many who come all of their symptoms completely vanish after an infusion of UC-MSCs (some need to come back once a year and others only need to come back every 2 or 3 years so it's not a one time cure but it's pretty fucking good though!)
Also take for example congestive heart failure. In Neil Riordan's book there is a chapter on heart failure where he will give you examples of people who were literally dying of congestive heart failure but were cured after a one time infusion of UC-MSCs. So an ejection fraction is how much blood your heart is pumping out, a normal ejection fraction is between 50% to 75%, the people who went to Neil's clinic in Panama had low ejection fractions, one had an ejection fraction lower than 30 (remember this is all from my memory) which qualified him for the heart transplant list but the man was too old so he didn't qualify, they only put younger people on the heart transplant list. These people's ejection fractions all went back to the normal range after getting UC-MSCs in Panama effectively meaning they were cured. And guess what you can read this chapter from Neil's book for free right here, just click this PDF link. https://www.cellmedicine.com/wp-content ... ter-RS.pdf
So like I said while I was reading this book I cried because I was so shocked and astonished. There really is a cure for congestive heart failure now! THIS IS HUGE!
So ever since I read Neil's book I've been wondering when the day will come when all Americans can get access to this life saving stuff. There are Americans suffering right now who need it.
Now mesenchymal stem cells work by going into the body and secreting molecules that stimulate the body to heal itself, these molecules are called "exosomes". You can actually skip the stem cells and just use the exosomes to the same effect! The future is bright.
Tim how did you first learn about MSCs and what convinced you that UC-MSCs are the best option? Any plans for exosomes in the future?