Rush University, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) are funding medical programs to advance the field of regenerative medicine. In June of 2017, UIC launched a new Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. The new center will be researching; molecular signals that cause stem cells to mature into different types of cells, the best methods for transplanting engineered cells and methods for efficiently producing regenerative cells. Rush University is currently researching the use of stem cells for orthopedic injury including; rotator cuff injury, osteoarthritis of the knee, and spinal cord injuries. Northwestern’s Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine department is focused on; diseases of the nervous system, cardiovascular disease and pediatric disease.
The research conducted at leading universities like Rush and Northwestern will help advance the field of regenerative medicine in the United States and globally. With their ability to self-renew and replicate, stem cells are the building blocks of life, and are essential to every living organism. The capability of stem cells to regenerate organs and tissues opens a wide spectrum of treatment possibilities for diseases that were considered incurable.
In the United States, the only FDA approved stem cell therapies include bone marrow for bone marrow transplants and cord blood for certain blood disorders. Patients in Chicago that want access to stem cell treatments for other degenerative disorders need to look outside of the United States. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica provides government approved stem cell therapy for; Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, aging, COPD, diabetes, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia, and erectile dysfunction.
United and American airlines offer daily flights from Chicago airport to San Jose, making it easy to escape the hot, humid summer temperatures or the cold winters in the “windy” city and enjoy the fabulous year-round temperatures of Costa Rica. Stem cell treatment at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute is a safe, non-invasive, same-day procedure that takes only a few hours. Contact the experts at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute to see if stem cell therapy is right for you.