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Patients First Act Adult Stem Cells HR 2807 & HR 877

Richard Burt M.D. has completed a study using adult stem cell therapy on patients that has been published in JAMA – The Journal of the American Medical Association. Three of his patients from the study that had received injections of their own adult stem cells, taken from their bone marrow, spoke in front of lawmakers in Washington DC. They are trying to get funding for the same adult stem cell therapy that has helped them. Dr. David Prentice PhD. of the Family Research Council thanked the bi-partisan group that sponsored the bill H.R. 2807 The Patient First Act that would seek funding for the therapies that wil help the patients first. The public should call lawmakers and have support them support the bill.

How can we approve Embryonic Stem Cell legislation? Especially when there is no proof of any true merit and comes with life threatening side effects… then hold out on funding for adult stem cell therapy which has scientific studies proving its effectiveness. The legislation that was introduced above H.R. 2807 was introduced but never made it out of committee.  See below.

H.R. 2807:  Patients First Act of 2007
  Introduced Jun 21, 2007
  Reported by Committee (did not occur)
  Voted on in House (did not occur)
  Voted on in Senate (did not occur)
  Signed by President (did not occur)
This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven’t passed are cleared from the books. Members often reintroduce bills that did not come up for debate under a new number in the next session.

So it was reintroduced on Feb. 4, 2009 as H.R. 877:  Patients First Act of 2009. It was submitted to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which has 59 members. Here is a link to all the members and all the bills that they are overseeing http://twurl.nl/0mrnuo .

Please join with me and write your representatives and tell them we want H.R. 877  passed. We should have the opportunity to intensify stem cell research which has already been showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes, and in an ethical manner.  The latest info on the bill is below and I will continue to update it.

H.R. 877:  Patients First Act of 2009

  Introduced Feb 4, 2009
  Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
  Reported by Committee (pending)
  Voted on in House (pending)
  Voted on in Senate (pending)
  Signed by President (pending)

This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Mar 7, 2009 11:31AM]

For more information on stem cell enhancers which aid our bodies in releasing our own adult bone marrow stem cells feel free to visit my website www.stemcellhotline.com. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the politics involved with this subject.

CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE

CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES – 
st-cardio-journalCARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE
including Molecular Interventions
Posted January 1, 2008

Abstract – PubMed.gov

Description

Mobilization of human CD34+CD133+ and CD34+CD133%u2212 stem cells in vivo by consumption of an extract from Aphanizomenon flos-aquae-related to modulation of CXCR4 expression by an L-selectin ligand?

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Gitte S. Jensen, Aaron N. Hartb, Lue A.M. Zaske, Christian Drapeau, Niraj Guptad, David J. Schaeffere and J. Alex Cruickshank

a. Holger NIS, 601 13 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 1C7

b. NIS Labs, 1437 Esplanade, Klamath Falls, OR, USA

c. StemTech Health Sciences Inc., 1011 Calle Amanecer, San Clemente, CA, USA

d. Cancer Treatment Center, Merle West Medical Center, 2610 Uhrmann Rd, Klamath Falls, OR, USA

e. Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The coauthor C. Drapeau is Chief Science Officer for StemTech Health Sciences, which distributes the product StemEnhance, used for the in vivo part of this paper. No other authors have any commercial interest in the subject matter. Available online 29 August 2007.

Abstract
Objective
The goal of this study was to evaluate effects on human stem cells in vitro and in vivo of an extract from the edible cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) enriched for a novel ligand for human CD62L (L-selectin).

Experimental approach
Ligands for CD62L provide a mechanism for stem cell mobilization in conjunction with down-regulation of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor for stromal derived factor 1. Affinity immunoprecipitation was used to identify a novel ligand for CD62L from a water extract from AFA. The effects of AFA water extract on CD62L binding and CXCR4 expression was tested in vitro using human bone marrow CD34+ cells and the two progenitor cell lines, KG1a and K562. A double-blind randomized crossover study involving 12 healthy subjects evaluated the effects of consumption on stem cell mobilization in vivo.

Results
An AFA extract rich in the CD62L ligand reduced the fucoidan-mediated externalization of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor on bone marrow CD34+ cells by 30% and the CD62L+ CD34+ cell line KG1A by 50% but did not alter the CXCR4 expression levels on the CD34 cell line K562. A transient, 18% increase in numbers of circulating CD34+ stem cells maximized 1 hour after consumption (P<.0003). When 3 noncompliant volunteers were removed from analysis, the increase in CD34+ cells was 25% (P<.0001).

Conclusion
AFA water extract contains a novel ligand for CD62L. It modulates CXCR4 expression on CD34+ bone marrow cells in vitro and triggers the mobilization of CD34+ CD133+ and CD34+ CD133 cells in vivo.

Keywords: L-selectin; Ligand; Human; Adult stem cell; CD34; CD133; KG1a; K562; Bone marrow; Mobilization; Blue-green algae; Cyanobacteria; Aphanizomenon; In vivo; In vitro

Abbreviations: AFA, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae; PBMC, Peripheral blood mononuclear cells; PMN, Polymorph-nucleated cells

Article Outline
1. Introduction
2. Materials and methods
2.1. Buffers and media
2.2. Cyanobacterial extracts
2.3. Monoclonal antibodies
2.4. Capturing of ligand using Dynabeads and chimera proteins
2.5. Electrophoresis
2.6. Human subjects
2.7. Immunostaining for L-selectin
2.8. Immunostaining for CXCR4 expression on different types of progenitor cells
2.9. Induction of CXCR4 expression on various types of stem and progenitor-type cells
2.10. Study design for in vivo testing of consumption of an LSL-rich fraction of AFA
2.11. Statistical analysis
3. Results
3.1. AFA contains a ligand for human L-selectin (CD62L)
3.2. AFA-W specifically reduces TQ1 immunostaining of L-selectin on human PMN cells
3.3. AFA-W inhibits the fucoidan-induced CXCR4 expression on CD34+ cells from bone marrow and on the KG1a CD34bright cell line but not on the CD34%u2212 cell line K562
3.4. In vivo: consumption of an AFA extract rich in AFA-LSL resulted in a transient increase of circulating CD34+ cells
4. Discussion

Acknowledgements
References

Download Complete Article Here: http://twurl.nl/2ne65h

Can Adult Stem Cells Be The Answer to Optimal Health?

green-stem-cellI have been researching adult stem cell therapies, clinical trials, journals and scientific literature for the past 16 months. With the abundance of scientific studies and supporting documentation on its many confirmed successes, I find it difficult to still have to debate the use of embryonic stem cells as a viable option. With the amount of evidence piling up supporting adult stem cell therapy maybe soon we will be able to put the debate to rest.

Regenerative medicine using stem cells was listed as one of the Top Research Trends for 2009. Adult stem cells are the answer to our question of how to promote health.

Once the world begins to understand that we have scientific studies documenting the ability to increase the release by 3 to 4 million of our own adult stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream, go to http://tinyurl.com/ajs6gl , using a natural supplement then we will truly begin to realize our future for optimal health starts today.

For more information: http://www.stemcellhotline.com/ or email askjacki@gmail.com

Story of Christian Drapeau MSc. and StemEnhance

christian-drapeau2This is the story of how Christian Drapeau MSc. Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder of StemTech Health Sciences helped develop StemEnhance
A little over two decades ago, a new herbal supplement named Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), an aquatic botanical, made its appearance on the marketplace. Rapidly, AFA became popular for the wide variety of health benefits reported by consumers. Over the years we identified the presence in AFA of various bioactive compounds such as phycocyanin, a strong natural anti-inflammatory compound, a polysaccharide supporting immune function, and phenylethylamine (PEA), a molecule knows as “the molecule of love,” which increases mental clarity and provides a sense of well-being. Nevertheless, in spite of the identification of these various components, many health benefits reported by consumers remained unexplained.
At the turn of the 21st century, data began appearing in the scientific literature describing the potential of embryonic stem cells (ESC). Embryonic stem cells were shown to have the ability to become any kind of cells in the body. Soon after, studies revealed that adult stem cells (ASC) also had the ability of becoming virtually any kind of cells in the body. When this discovery was made, we hypothesized that adult stem cells constituted the natural renewal system of the body, and we published this hypothesis in the journal, Medical Hypotheses (October 2002). Our idea at the time was this: if adult stem cells indeed constituted the natural renewal system of the body, with adult stem cells being able to become any cell type of the body, then supporting this process could lead to a wide variety of health benefits. Given the broad spectrum of benefits reported by AFA consumers, we simply hypothesized that AFA was supporting aspects of stem cell physiology.
With this in mind, we initiated a series of laboratory experiments and soon discovered that consumption of large quantity of AFA (greater than 5 grams) increased the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. As we pursued our investigation to identify the compound in AFA responsible for this effect, we actually identified two specific compounds supporting both the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and their migration out of the blood into tissues. We then proceeded to concentrate these compounds out of AFA, achieving 5:1 concentrates for both compounds, and blended these compounds to make StemEnhance. One gram of StemEnhance supports the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and increases the number of stem cells from the bone marrow and increases the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. StemEnhance also concentrates phycocyanin and PEA, other important compounds found in AFA.
StemEnhance is a natural product made of 100% organic AFA and manufactured in accordance with GMP regulations. The powder is encapsulated and bottled in a pharmaceutical grade facility, providing the highest quality possible. Each lot of StemEnhance is tested for any potential contaminants, according to a stringent quality control program.
When asked why would one want to take StemEnhance, the answer is simply to support the body’s natural process of maintaining optimal health. Supporting stem cell physiology everyday by increasing the number of circulating stem cells is one of the wisest decisions one can make to regain and maintain optimal health.
Jacki Smith  – Health Coach 817.510.3600
askjacki@gmail.com   www.stemcellhotline.com

How I Got Started as a Health Coach

My name is Jacki Smith. I am an Alternative Health Consultant. I have been recommending and using dietary supplements for over 20 years. I would like to share my story with you. My mother Beverly Smith, was my inspiration to get into the health and nutrition industry, and network marketing. She started “The Diet Shoppe” business in 1989 and I continue to operate the business as “Natural Health” today.
In 1992, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The surgeon performed a mastectomy, declared they got it all, and sent her home. She had a follow-up appointment one week later and nothing more than bloodwork scheduled for 6 months. During this time my mother was in a minor car accident that broke her left thumb and right wrist. Before going in to put pins in her wrist, the doctor ordered a routine chest x-ray and they found spots on her bones.

The oncologist verified the cancer had metastasized to the bones. It was in the vertebrae in her neck, middle of her back, left ribs and hip. The oncologist gave her a year to live. They scheduled her for chemotherapy and radiation treatments immedietly to possibly buy her a few more weeks or months. I received a call from my mother the next day giving me her prognosis. She wasn’t ready to die and asked me to help her learn how to live. I quit my job working in the auto parts industry that day. This was my starting point for learning about nutrition, alternative therapies and the whole body approach to healing.

During the next 45 days I read more than 30 books individuals had written that had healed themselves of cancer using alternative methods. I continue to call that time my “crash course” on nutrition and cancer. With each book we revised my mothers dietary regimen and supplemental intake using the information we had learned. Mom was not always at her best and she would often eat things that were on the bad lists we had created. I continued to read and learn, trying anything that had seemed promising from the research material. In the end, they had put so many toxins into her that they had compromised her immune system. She was given so much radiation that they had destroyed the bone mass in her neck. I was told it was a miracle that she was not a paraplegic.

Mom caught an infection from another patient who sat next to her during chemo and two days later she was checked into the hospital. She walked in but that would be the last time she stood. I fought the system from the nutritionist to the doctors, even getting approval for her to not only take her herbals, supplements and teas.…. but they were actually administering them to her while in the hospital.

When they released her from the hospital nine weeks later she was on mega doses of morphine each day. The doctor had told me my mother would suffocate to death. I told him my God wouldn’t do that to me. After one week at home using a soy bean juice product she was pain-free and off all morphine. She had started regaining her quality of life, and the tumors had begun to shrink when two weeks later, on Sept. 14, 1996, she went to sleep and never woke up. In the end my mother lived three years longer than the doctors had given her.

Since then my aunt has fought breast cancer. She continues to stay in remission twelve years later. Also, my best friend Debbie had been diagnosed with liver and colon cancer and had only been given a 5% chance she might survive 2 years. She did a very aggressive regimen because of her medical history and poor prognosis. Six weeks later her body had healed itself and the doctors declared she was in complete remission. This was the starting point for me.

Now, twelve years later, I have worked with thousands of people with cancer as well as numerous other health conditions including my uncle who is currently fighting rectal cancer that had metastisized. He is currently using an all natural supplement that I am working with that aids our bodies in releasing natural killer (NK) cells. He has seen tremendous benefits with his health and we are looking forward to the day that he will get clear test results.

I believe that diet along with nutritional products are the foundation that helps all the other therapies work even better. I feel they are the best offense for keeping my body healthy and my immune system strong. I pray that God will continue to lead those with debilitating illnesses and cancer into my path. I used to pray that if I could just keep one person from having to walk down the path I had to with my mother I would feel blessed. Now I pray for more and more to be healed and feel blessed one hundred times over. I feel it is truly a blessing to know that you can help someone to change their lives in such a positive manner, they can even regain their health. I have shed so many tears these last few years, but they were tears of joy.

This is my prayer for each and every one of you… when you experience the benefits of good health, share the good news with others, get inspired as I am to go out and tell the world your story. Blessings.

Sincerely,
Jacki Smith
Alternative Health Consultant
817.510.3600       
askjacki@gmail.com
http://www.stemcellhotline.com

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