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.
Umbilical cord belongs to fetal annexes together with placenta, amniotic membrane and amniotic liquid. Traditionally umbilical cord was considered medical waste, with no scientific value and therefore being incinerated after birth. But at the beginning of ’90s all these have changed. Umbilical cord since then become subject of investigation for many researchers, as a rich…Read more
Promising results from a Phase I clinical trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of intravenous infusion of own umbilical cord blood for children with autism were published recently. In this small, early stage clinical trial, 25 children ages 2 to 5, (median age 4,6 years) with a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, had undergone…Read more
New hopes are coming from a recently published article in "Stem Cells Translational Medicine" for patients with Diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2 . The 4-year follow-up studies demonstrated the long-term safety and clinical efficacy of Stem Cell Educator therapy for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus type 1 and Diabetes mellitus type 2. But let's…Read more