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New Heart Foundation founder Dr Wayne Franco believes that stem cells from developing tooth buds are key to treating Autism, Brain Trauma, Hyposic Brain Injuries and Stroke. These priceless cells are readily available.
New Heart Foundation (NHF) has patents pending in the US for treatment of autism,
brain trauma, cerebral palsy, hypoxic injury to the brain, muti-infarct dementia,
and stroke using adult stem cells. NHF also has patents pending in Europe for the
treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the brain and pancreas (diabetes).
New Heart Foundation latest interest is stem cells derived from tooth buds. The optimal
time to remove tooth buds is ages 8-12. It is NHF’s hope that these stem cells will have a
role in the treatment of neurological disorders. Most stem cell companies are about one
type of stem cell. It is NHF’s vision to combine more than one type of stem cell for
Dr Franco is currently looking for volunteers to have prophylactic removal of wisdom teeth buds for evaluation of stem cell tissues. Patients who are tested at this time will receive free processing and storage of their stem cells.
Wayne Franco MD, CEO, New Heart Foundation
Unfortunately, many patients suffer from these conditions. In addition, there is little in the way of available treatments for these conditions. United States statistics for these conditions include : Stroke: 6 million patients, Brain Trauma: 1.7 million, and Cerebral Palsy: 1million.
Dr Franco has been desperate to offer the benefits of stem cells to all the patients with brain damage and serious neurologic deficit diseases but is stymied because most parents have not banked their children’s cord blood.
Stem cells from lost baby teeth and wisdom teeth are being banked but are generally of lower quality. Dr Franco is now working with a Gurnee dentist, Dr Ira L Shapira who is president of Dato-Tech and has method and device patents on the collection of stem cells from minimally invasive prophylactic removal of wisdom tooth buds before calcification.
Dr Shapira’s vision was to reduce the morbidity of wisdom tooth removal while simultaneously collecting and storing stem cells from the developing tooth bud. These may actually be more powerful for treating neurologic injuries because they develop from the neural crest. Dr Shapira’s concept was published in a letter to the editor in the July 2010 JADA, Journal of the American Dental Association on morbidity associated with third molar removal.
Dr Wayne Franco considered these stem cells an answer to a prayer. He would now be able to help an even greater number of patients. Dr Shapira believed the best time to collect cells was between 8-10 years old when it could be done in a minimally invasive procedure in just a few minutes.
Dr Franco has taken this one step further. Utilizing Dr Shapira’s easy technology stem cells can be collected at almost any time until 10 years old from other developing teeth with little or no discomfort. While Dr Shapira was focused on utilizing third molars that often create problems Dr Franco saw the promise of utilizing stem cells from other earlier developing teeth.
Dr Franco calls this “The Second Chance” and hopes by combining his work with Dr Shapira’s a new paradigm can be created.
The doctors are currently looking for a manufacturer for the device that collects and stores the stem cells for processing and a storage facility. Dr Franco is currently working with BioEden a leading company n stem cells from extracted teeth. . Patients with serious problems could have the cells processed and directly infused. Dr Franco would like to see a single storage company for all stem cell collections from tooth buds. If there is a paradigm change this could literally be millions of samples per year.
There are two collection sites that are ideal in most patients and one could be used for personal storage while a second could conceivably be used for public banking, research or as a back-up for personal use possibly at a second storage site.
The collection of stem cells from developing tooth buds has many advantages in ease of collection and scheduling compared to Cord Blood. In Japan Hepatocytes, or liver cells have been grown from stem cells from tooth buds. The stem cells from the tooth bud contain epithelial stem cells, nerve stems, blood vessel stem cells and the typical mesenchymal stem cells found in extracted teeth.
Dr Shapira believes that in time these multipotent stem cells will act as a fountain of youth and help reverse many of the symptoms of aging.
Wayne Franco MD, CEO, New Heart Foundation
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New Heart Foundation is dedicated to utilizing stem cells to cure disease and improve the quality of life in patients.
Dato-Tech is dedicated to forwarding progress in collection of stem cells during early prophylactic removal of developing third molar tooth buds.
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