Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat diseases and medical conditions. Considering that stem cells can develop and mature into all different types of adult cells, there is in theory no limit to the uses of stem cells to help heal and regenerate damaged tissue.
Well-Established Medical Therapy using stem cells
Stem cells have now been used for more than 50 years to treat cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. After killing blood cancer cells with chemotherapy, new blood cells are introduced using Hematopoietic stem cells from the bone marrow. Transplanted cells generate an immune response and attach the cancer cells.
New Uses Of Stem Cell Therapy
- Brain Disease and Injury- Degenerative brain disease such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple sclerosis are being treated by neurogenic stem cells.
- Spinal Cord Injury- stem cell transplantation to areas of spinal cord damaged.
- Heart Disease- damaged heart tissue is being treated by injected stromal stem cells.
- Blood Cell Formation- Adult human red blood cells can be generated outside the body using hematopoietic stem cells which are stimulated by growth factors.
- Missing Teeth- Stem Cells can be cultured to become tooth bud, which when implanted into the gums, can become new tooth.
- Cochlear Hair Cell
- Vision Impairment- There is currently promising research and clinical trials on the use of stem cells to treat patients with macular degeneration or optic nerve disease who are legally blind.
- Treatment of Diabetes with Stem Cells- Pancreatic cells which produce Insulin are called beta cells. Scientists are working on generating Insulin producing cells from stem cells.
- Orthopedic Treatments of Stem Cells- There are myriads of uses of stem cells in the treatment of joint and bone diseases. In the subsequent sections you will learn in detail the orthopedic treatments that we offer with stem cell.
- Wound Healing & Plastic Surgery- Treatment of scar and non-healing wounds using stem cells is explored in our clinical trials.