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.
Stem cells for hypoxic brain damage ? Could represent a potential new treatment for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)? The applicability of umbilical cord blood stem cell therapy in children with acquired neurological disorders has seen a significant expansion in recent years. The incidence of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is 2.8 cases per 1,000 newborns with…Read more
What may be the role of stem cell therapy for neurological and cognitive deficiency associated with congenital hydrocephalus? Recent studies have brought a new perspective on the growth and development of nerve cells (neurogenesis) during embryonic and fetal stages. In congenital hydrocephalus has been shown an alteration of this process resulting in a detachment of…Read more
What is the new emerging therapeutic direction for cerebral palsy? Despite of the broad variety diverse therapeutic means to promote the recovery and rehabilitation of these children none of them are able to facilitate processes of repair, regeneration and recovery of damaged brain. Recently a new and promising therapeutic approach has emerged, stem cell based…Read more
CordInTM is an experimental stem cell treatment for life-threatening bone marrow failure syndromes (severe aplastic anemia and Hypoplastic MDS ) and other rare genetic diseases ( genetic blood diseases such as hemoglobinopathies: sickle cell disease and thalassemia, or genetic metabolic diseases) Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant have been proved in the last years to be…Read more