In May of 2017 the Baltimore Sun reported the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission had awarded $8.5 million to twelve institutions for twenty-nine research projects evaluating the use of stem cells to treat diseases including heart disease, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell disease and diabetes as well as other conditions. Six companies and six research institutions, including Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, will each receive a portion of the grant money.
Stem cell research in the United States has been slow to progress in part due to governmental legislation. In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted the eight-year-old ban on federally funded stem cell research. Although stem cell research has been slow to progress in the United States, globally stem cell research continues to advance with a large number of studies being published each year. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica believes in the potential of stem cell therapy for residents of Baltimore, Maryland – therapies that in trials have shown great promise, but are not yet approved by the FDA, but available in Costa Rica.
Stem cell therapy offers hope to millions of people suffering from inflammatory and degenerative diseases for which there are few treatment options. Researchers have shown stem cell therapy to be safe and potentially efficacious in a broad range of diseases. Under the direction of Dr. Leslie Mesen, the Stem Cells Transplant Institute provides government approved stem cell therapy for the treatment of; Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, COPD, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia, and erectile dysfunction.
Stem cells have great potential for treating disease by providing an unlimited source of cells for repairing or replacing damaged tissue. Stem cell treatment at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute is a safe, non-invasive, same-day procedure that takes only a few hours. Baltimore residents and those throughout the state of Maryland can experience the potential benefits of stem cell therapy by scheduling an appointment with the experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute. Many patients take the opportunity to make their trip an extended vacation to enjoy the beauty and rich culture of Costa Rica.
Whether you live in Baltimore, Frederick or Rockville, the temperatures in Maryland can be extreme. For those who want to escape the cold winters or hot, humid summers, Costa Rica offers comfortable year-round average temperatures of 70 to 81 degrees. There are several daily, 1-stop, low cost flights from Baltimore to Costa Rica. Schedule an appointment and let the experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute help you stay active and live your best life. Contact us today to see if stem cell therapy is right for you.