Category Archives: Stem cell therapies
Stem cells therapies from the perspective of today and tomorrow
This category includes all the treatments which are provided based on the use of stem cells from different sources and different type of stem cells.
Thus, stem cells therapies as a generic term includes “classic” hematopoietic stem cells transplant, but also the new emerging treatments from the regenerative medicine field.
Currently hemapotopoietic stem cells transplants are standard indication for more than 70 diseases, a wide range of “blood cancers” and other blood diseases, genetic diseases and some solid tumor cancers.
The regenerative medicine field holds great promises to provide effective treatments for diseases having currently limited medical solutions only to alleviate the symptoms or to gain a few more years of life.
Regenerative medicine may be defined as the process of creating living and functional cells and tissues. These would be the base for tissues and organs repairing, replacing or regeneration processes, to restore or establish the normal function of them.
Recently more news about stem cell therapy in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came from the the medical research team led by Dr. Michael Chez from Pediatric Neuroscience Department of Sutter Institute for Medical Research, Sacramento, California. Safety of the infusion of own umbilical cord have been proven once more by the results of this…Read more
Patients with heart failure may benefit of the emerging stem cell therapy according to the recently published results of the RIMECARD Trial. Improvements in the heart's pumping ability of the patients, in their capacity to perform the normal daily activities and in general, in the quality of their life. These were the main outcomes observed…Read more
1. Stem cell therapy, why is necessary a new treatment in epilepsy? Existing anti-epileptic drugs (AED) have limited efficiency in approximately 30 % of patients, experiencing intractable epileptic seizures, so called drug-resistant epilepsy. Stem cell therapy may be a safe and promising new therapeutic approach for these patients, according to the results of a recently…Read more
Gene therapy is one of the current challenges of the modern medicine. To be able to correct the genetic defect hereditary transmitted in the family or acquired during pregnancy (de novo mutation) theoretical would be the best treatment. But the translation from theory to clinical application is sprinkled by many questions that require answers from…Read more