Fact or Fiction: Living Healthier With Stem Cells?
Many ideas that some years ago were just part of the Sci-Fi Films, are part of the real world today.
We never saw the smartphone coming, but maybe science fiction did. All started In 1999, when the Japanese firm NNT DoCoMo released the first smartphones to achieve mass adoption within a country. Smartphones became widespread in the late 2000s. Most of those produced from 2012 onward have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE, motion sensors and mobile payment features. In the third quarter of 2012, one billion smartphones were in use worldwide!
We can print organs, prosthetics and food using a machine that sits on our desk once only seen in sci-fi movies, so…What´s coming next? Are Stem Cells treatments a reality?
In many ways in the medical field, we are already living in the future, and the rate at which this future world is changing is only accelerating. New discoveries and innovations in the medical field emerge every day and Stem Cells research is in the top line.
It is common to hear from the media the cold hard facts to gain and keep our attention, so the facts are not always what we receive. That is why it is necessary to be well informed so you can make the best decisions, especially when it is about your health.
In reality, in science things are a lot more complex than they first appear. Many of the recent discoveries and advances, will not be totally accepted until years of study, yet it is true some are closer than we think. The area of stem cell therapy is no exception to this.
Stem Cells Treatment is not as recent as many people think, stem cells were discovered in human cord blood cells since 1978, it was in 1981 when the first in vitro stem cell line developed from mice. In 1998, Thompson, from the University of Wisconsin, isolated cells from the inner cell mass of early embryos and developed de the first embryonic stem cell lines. During the same year researchers from de the Johns Hopkins University, derived germ cells from cells in fetal gonad tissue. Then in 2000, scientist discovered that manipulating adult mouse tissue could produce different cell types.
In this days, we are beginning to hear more and more about the great potential of stem cell therapy and how it can be used to rebuild lives, cure disease and grow organs; but as the evolution of these therapies are watched closely by many people around the world hoping for better care, it’s important to know that they will be many points of view about this topic, until all of them get united over the years.
Results from hundreds of medical studies and clinical trials are pointing to stem cell therapy as an effective treatment and cure for genetic disease, with many believing it’s the future of medicine. But what’s the truth of what stem cells can do today? To make the transition from the lab into the hands of doctors, treatments must past through the clinical trial phase, which can take years to complete and to be legally accepted in all the countries. In the United States FDA has not yet approved the therapies. But in Costa Rica, there are legally approved treatments, which are available for you. Treatment´s decisions will be taken together with expert professionals. With the landscape of stem cell therapy being rapidly changing, not all treatments may be useful for all patients and it is important to individualize the cases. Stem Cells Transplant institute is Costa Rica is more than happy to help you make your choice.
Stem cell therapy has strongly developed since the 2010s to date. Besides hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, mesenchymal stem cell transplantation becomes a new choice for regenerative medicine. These initial results from clinical trials of Stem Cells transplantation showed that transplantation is opening a new revolution of stem cell therapy in next decades. Embryonic stem cells as well as pluripotent stem cells have vast potential for treatment.
In conclusion, stem cell therapy is continuously growing and it is part of the real world today. Human tissues contain identifiable stem cells. These cells participate in tissue homeostasis and regeneration. They have great potential to promote tissue restoration in patients and so far it has been clinical benefits demonstrated. So can we live healthier with Stem Cells Therapies? Let the science of stem cell therapy practiced by Dr. Mesen at the Stem Cells Transplant Insitute help you lead a healthier and longer life!