Rather than just palliative or symptomatic therapy, regenerative medicine offers the ability to be regenerative. This enables the achievement of therapeutic results that were previously impossible. In addition, regenerative medicine, because it uses existing processes in human biochemistry, offers the prospect of fewer serious side effects than existing products and therapies. Visit us on Carolina Cell Therapy.
Our capacity to regenerate compromised tissues and organs today depends on three broad groups of interventional approaches:
Medical devices / artificial organs, in which completely synthetic structures and machines override tissue function;
Tissue engineering and biomaterials in which large tissue-gap defects are bridged by temporary scaffolds;
cellular therapies, including the transplantation of stem cells and genetically manipulated cells for the repair of damaged or diseased tissue.
Nowadays, since projected existence is correlated with quality of life, this method is highly relevant. The number of patients needing a lifesaving transplant constantly exceeds the number of donated organs available, and Regenerative Medicine has the ability to address this issue of scarcity.
Another serious issue that complicates many further transplant operations is often addressed by the matching of organ cells and the patient: organ rejection.
Earlier in this post, I quickly touched on rejection.
Rejection is avoided by the reality that cord blood can be injected back safely without being rejected by the immune system of the person.
The use of cord blood stem cells is already being studied in healing conditions, such as brain injuries or type 1 diabetes, and other treatments, such as strokes and hearing loss, are being investigated and researched.
The case of the Central Nervous System is particularly interesting. Studies carried out in animal models have shown that cord blood stem cells can migrate to the area where brain injury is located, reducing the area significantly. The infusion of human cord blood stem cells into animals afflicted by major strokes has also promoted the formation of new arteries and neurons in the brain.
Also, because I have been a parent for many months, I have lately been interested with a modern preventive scheme, that I could rather name a kind of preventive “store your lifejacket in a safe spot,” assuming you may never use it in the future!
I am referring to the cryogenic preservation of specialised storage banks for cord stem cells. So far, a wide range of therapeutic uses, including autologous use, heterologous or allogeneic use, HLA and family use, may be covered.
Since science is making tremendous progress on this, I think it is fair to expect that more and more advanced treatments, as well as enhancements to current ones, would be introduced in the near years.
If you prefer, it’s close to paying for auto insurance, believing that nothing terrible will really happen and feeling blessed or less unfortunate when something horrible really does.