Stem cell research pros has shown us that stem cells are special cells which, when given specialized signal, can become any part of the body needed for regeneration. The body may need muscle cells, blood cells, skin cells, organ cells, nervous system cells, etc. The stem cells will go in and sweep up the cells that are dead or have been damaged. These new cells take their place and help to regenerate the body.
Stem cell research pros have shown us that there are two sources of stem cells in which to consider for treatment. Embryonic stem cells and fetal stem cells create a blueprint for making a body from scratch. Adult stem cells hold the plans for healing an organ or body system that has become damaged or injured. These cells do not contain the original building blueprint.
The benefits of stem cells, shown to us through the stem cell research pros, include curing the incurable diseases. We finally have a plausible treatment for many types of cancers and diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The stem cell research pros also show that age related diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease is improved with stem cell therapies. An area where stem cells are really making break-through successes is with autism. Autism delays the development of children and usually manifest with behavioral disorders and food allergies. Stem cell therapies can be used on very young children and very elderly people with great success. Depending on the therapy chosen, the procedures can carry little to no risk during or after treatment.
Finger tips have been regrown with stem cell therapy and 3rd degree burns are being treated with topical and oral use of stem cells.
The stem cell research pros have shown us that stem cell treatment comes in many forms. The most familiar type of stem cell therapy is stem cells administered through an injection process. Stem cells may be injected directly into a diseased organ or into muscle or placed just under the skin. Stem cells have been freeze dried and powdered for wound application. There are also stem cell sprays and serums for topical application and anti-aging treatments. Oral use of stem cells is beginning to build in popularity. Imagine being able to take your stem cells like you would a supplement! Oral stem cell therapies range from using animal stem cells to using your own adult stem cells. Either way, the research for oral stem cells is proving to be promising.
These are just a few instances of stem cell research pros with many more instances that could be cited.
Many people wonder what the best source of mesenchymal stem cells is: Bone marrow? Umbilical cord blood? Adipose or fat? Let’s look at the findings of Susan Kern, et al, from the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, German Red Cross Blood Service of Baden-Württemberg–Hessen, Mannheim, Germany. In a paper titled: “Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how stem cells injected into the body know precisely where to go in the body for healing and regeneration? Here is an abstract from Giselle Chamberlain, et al, from Leopold Muller Arthritis Research Centre, School of Medicine, Keele University, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shrops, United Kingdom. The … Continue reading
Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue. Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading
Most people have heard of the possibilities that embryonic stem cell therapies have been promoting. Up to the last decade or so, people considered embryonic stem cells the only source of cells that can turn into any tissue in the body. Mesenchymal cells that are found in the blood marrow of adults show similar capabilities … Continue reading
Many people hear the term stem cell, but rarely understand what a stem cell is. Usually jargon used in the stem cell research field is muddled with scientific vocabularly that leaves the average person wondering what the researchers had just said. This paper, outlining the mechanisms of a stem cell in an unusual work of … Continue reading
Good news for Stroke patients! Research shows that stem cells continue to produce neurons after a stroke to aid in the regeneration of the brain. “Persistent Production of Neurons from Adult Brain Stem Cells During Recovery after Stroke” is a paper written by Pär Thored, et al, at the Laboratory of Neurogenesis and Cell Therapy, … Continue reading
Adult Stem cells, the little amazing (re)creation cells, have been shown to become dysfunctional when exposed to radiation. The reason this research paper is so interesting is because of the amount of radiation we are exposed to every day from airport scanners, to actually flying in the air, to wifi, computers, cell phones, and GPS … Continue reading
Amniotic fluid derived stem cells are quickly rising to the top in stem cell research. In a paper termed, “Stem Cell Characteristics of Amniotic Epithelial Cells” Toshio Miki, et al, from the Departments of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, amniotic stem cells are proving to be a good substitute for embryonic stem cells. “Amniotic epithelial cells … Continue reading
Stems cells are very special cells that, when told what to do, can turn into any type of cell in the body. The healthy stem cells are signaled to go to a particular area of the body needing regeneration. The new stem cells replace the damaged or worn out cells and then begin to function … Continue reading