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How Are Stem Cells Used in Treating Autism
Autism

How Are Stem Cells Used in Treating Autism?

Autism is one of the few mental disorders that are still not completely understood by researchers. This has much to do with the fact that the disorder is defined as a Spectrum disorder meaning there are different levels of severity and types of symptoms. While understanding the disorder is difficult, treating it is even trickier. Stem Cells to Treat Diseases Scientists and researchers have observed that stem cells present a viable option for the treatment of several diseases. The application of graphene scaffolds of extracellular vesicle-based therapies provides a very diverse range of applications according to Biomed Central. Scientists have

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What Are the Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Autism

Can Autism Be Cured? Common Treatments And A Ray Of Hope

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is hard to define. The difficulty with giving the condition a specific definition arises from the fact that it manifests differently in all individuals. The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) As Autism has so many different manifestations and affects each individual at a varying level, experts prefer to call it Autism Spectrum Disorder. Instead of being regarded as a disease with specific symptoms, it is referred to as a disorder whose manifestations can vary from mild to very severe on a spectrum. Is ASD Curable? According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, as

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Exosomes

Exosomes And Their Benefits Of Stem Cells

In recent years, the regenerative medicine world has seen an emerging trend of natural healing substances called “exosomes.” Numerous studies are being conducted to test their safety and efficacy and they are gradually replacing the hype of stem cell therapy. Exosomes have significant implications in regenerative medicine – from playing a major role in regeneration to boosting healing properties of the immune system. What Are Exosomes? Exosomes are defined as “extracellular vesicles” – a part of the cell that plays a critical role in intracellular (cell to cell) communication. These are called extracellular vesicles because the cells naturally release them

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Side Effects of Stem Cell Therapy and Is It Worth It?

Doctors and media often tell us that stem cell therapy is a game-changer but is it really? Is it the life-changing process that doctors claim it is? Are there any side effects of stem cell therapy? Let’s find out the answers to all your questions pertaining to the side effects of stem cell therapy and whether or not it is worth it! Short-Term Side Effects Any medical procedure, surgical or non-surgical, can have various side effects on the patient. Similarly, with stem cell therapy, there are side effects most of which are non-serious and fade away themselves. Some may become

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Autism treatments
Autism

Therapies That Can Help Treat Autism

Overview Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more commonly referred to as Autism, is as complex as it is prevalent today. Autism generally manifests itself in form of lack of social interactions, inability to process information effectively, and ultimately, a difficulty to integrate into society. While inherent, autism is affected by the external environment too. With a variety of causes, one must think there must be variety of treatment options available too. To think that wouldn’t be wrong! Our blog covers 3 therapies and treatments that can help with Autism and minimizing the adverse effects it can have on people suffering from

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COVID-19 and Stem Cells
COVID

Stem Cells for COVID-19: Potential Benefits

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has spread like fire across the globe in less than a year – affecting more than 90 million people and causing 2 million+ deaths. The rapid spread of the disease and explosive death rate sped off groundwork on the treatment of the viral infection. However, the virus continues to infect more and more people worldwide and killing thousands affected people on a daily basis. The scientific studies and clinical trials on specific Covid therapies have yielded both positive and negative results for a handful of medicines and interventional therapies. According to an emergency use authorization (EUA)by the

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Autism Stem Cells Treatment
Autism

What Are The Treatments For Autism?

Overview Autism Spectrum Disorder has a variety of treatment and therapy plans.  Finding the most effective one, however, remains a scientific challenge.  Part of the mystery around what treatment is most effective stems from the complexity of understanding what exactly causes Autism.  Is it genes, gene-environment, complications during childbirth, or external environment that becomes a cause of Autism? Whatever the unfortunate cause might be, there are a variety of treatment options that exist. Most interestingly, a breakthrough treatment has been created; an innovation with high efficacy and positive clinical trials. Let us understand all the treatment plans and innovations for

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Stem Cell Therapy For Autism – A Review Of Researches Through Time
Autism

Stem Cell Therapy For Autism – A Review of Researches Through Time

Overview Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are mostly inherent and affect the brain. It is therefore natural to treat genes and help the brain regenerate cells to treat Autism. Let us explore the promise of stem cell therapy for Autism and what the past and current medical knowledge say about stem cell therapy’s effectiveness. Early Developments Around 2009, a team of medical experts, led by Dr. Philip Schwartz, began working on stem cell therapy for Autism. What is crucial about his work is the technique they used. Dr. Schwartz used skin cells to develop brain cells from Autistic children that could

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Autism

The Ultimate Guide on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Diseases with physical symptoms are relatively easy to identify and treat. However, the same cannot be said for mental disorders. One such disorder that has often eluded understanding is the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What is ASD?  The American Psychiatric Association has created a guide called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and updates it timely with newer developments in the field. The latest manual termed the DSM-5 describes ASD as a cause for difficulty in communicating among people, limiting interests, and hindering functioning at school or work. The disorder is related to brain development and therefore

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Autism Stem Cells Treatment
Autism

Everything You Need to Know About The 3 Different Levels of Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder disturbs the patient’s perception of the world. The disorder has a unique physical manifestation in every patient and thus becomes difficult to diagnose. The first step to figuring out autism – know about its levels.   The DSM-V and Autism Spectrum Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to diagnose the disorder. Updated regularly, the manual includes information on several conditions by identifying the specific symptoms for the disorder. The most recent version of the DSM is DSM-V. It identified changes in Autism Spectrum Disorder by combining the four different diagnoses into

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Autism

Therapies That Can Help Treat Autism

Overview Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more commonly referred to as Autism, is as complex as it is prevalent today. Autism generally manifests itself in form of a lack of social interactions, an inability to process information effectively, and ultimately, a difficulty to integrate into society. While inherent, autism is affected by the external environment too. With a variety of causes, one must think there must be a variety of treatment options available too. To think that wouldn’t be wrong! Our blog covers 3 therapies and treatments that can help with Autism and minimizing the adverse effects it can have on

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COVID

Stem Cells for COVID-19: Potential Benefits

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has spread like fire across the globe in less than a year – affecting more than 90 million people and causing 2 million+ deaths. The rapid spread of the disease and explosive death rate sped off groundwork on the treatment of the viral infection. However, the virus continues to infect more and more people worldwide and killing thousands of affected people on a daily basis. The scientific studies and clinical trials on specific Covid therapies have yielded both positive and negative results for a handful of medicines and interventional therapies. According to an emergency use authorization (EUA)by

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Autism

Everything You Need to Know About The 3 Different Levels of Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder disturbs the patient’s perception of the world. The disorder has a unique physical manifestation in every patient and thus becomes difficult to diagnose. The first step to figuring out autism – know about its levels. The DSM-V and Autism Spectrum Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to diagnose the disorder. Updated regularly, the manual includes information on several conditions by identifying the specific symptoms for the disorder. The most recent version of the DSM is DSM-V. It identified changes in Autism Spectrum Disorder by combining the four different diagnoses into one

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Difference Between Autism And Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism

Difference Between Autism And Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that affects how affected individuals perceive the world, and the way they behave, interact, and communicate with others. Simply put, autistic people hear, see, and feel the world in a different way to other people. Autism has different ranges. This means that some individuals are affected more than others. For example, some people with autism do not use spoken language, while others have a firm command of it, but they may find it challenging to understand properly what other people mean. They all have different challenges, abilities, and strengths which affect their lives in various ways

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Autism During Coronavirus Pandemic
Autism

Autism During Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected day to day activities for most individuals around the world and completely overturned the life of autistic people and their families. Pandemics are the same as other disasters in their fatalities, unpredictability, and persistent effects. Yet, they are different from disasters as they prevent people from gathering and converging and instead demand the opposite reactions of isolation, separation, and quarantine. These factors cause interference within family norms and rituals that usually protect family bonding during any kind of crisis. Such norms are especially relevant to the population with ASD, where repetitive interests and behaviors are

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What Are the Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Autism

What Are the Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders?

The term autism refers to a neurological imbalance that may cause several troublesome symptoms. People who are suffering from autism disorder face difficulties in social integration and are unable to understand the feelings and thinking of other people. They might face difficulties in communication, either with words or through emotions, outward appearances, and contact. Furthermore, individuals with autism may have issues with learning. Their abilities may grow unevenly. For instance, they could experience difficulty in communicating, but such people are very talented and are good at crafting, music, and math. Along these lines, they may excel in the trial of

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Stem Cell Therapy For Mitral Prolapse
Cardiovascular

Stem Cell Therapy For Mitral Prolapse

The mitral valve is present in the left side of the heart between the upper and lower chambers and it controls the flow of blood between these chambers. When the heart is functioning optimally, the mitral valve becomes completely closed after each heartbeat – thus preventing the blood from flowing back into the upper chamber. However, in people with mitral valve prolapse, one or both leaflets of the mitral valve stretch more than normal or have extra tissue, which causes them to bulge into the left atrium like a parachute – each time the heart contracts. This bulging prevents the

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How Stem Cell Therapy Can Significantly Help Kids With Autism
Autism

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Significantly Help Kids With Autism

Statistical data by the CDC show that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects children more than adults and currently there are more than 18 per 1,000 children with ASD in the US. ASD is a neurological disorder that is characterized by a restricted interest, deficit of communicationand social interaction, and repetitive behavior (both verbal and nonverbal). Kids with autism spectrum disorder also commonly experience problems with their gut, sleep disorders, and seizures. While the cause of ASD is yet to be determined, studies and clinical trials have shown many factors that may contribute to ASD’s development, such as decreased blood flow

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Stem Cell Therapy For Heart Attack
Cardiovascular

Stem Cell Therapy For Heart Attack

Heart attack, also known as “myocardial infarction” in medical terms, commonly occurs when the blood flow towards the heart stops due to blockage in the arteries. The blockage in the heart arteries is mostly due to the buildup of cholesterol, fat, and other similar substances which combine to form plaque. The plaque starts depositing in the coronary arteries and hinders the smooth flow of blood. In later stages, the plaque starts to rupture or turn into a clot which completely blocks the blood supply to the heart. The interruption in blood flow causes depletion of oxygen and nutrients to the

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Cost of Stem Cells Theraphy
Stem cells

Cost of Stem Cell Therapy in 2021

If you have a challenging illness, you may be exploring different treatments and may even have come across stem cell injection or stem cell therapy as a viable treatment option. Stem cell therapies are now widely accepted as people of all ages are turning to more safe and effective treatments and preferring them over traditional regimens of prescription drugs and hospital visits. However, despite the massive surge in demand for this therapy, it still remains very expensive for common people. Even simple stem cell joint injections can rise in cost up to can cost up to $1,000, and more advanced

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Donald Trump Stem Cells
COVID

Trump Received Antibodies Originally Derived From Abortion Tissue

A few weeks before, President Donald Trump received anti-coronavirus antibodies developed using a cell line derived from abortion tissue. He later praised this cutting-edge therapy as “a miracle coming down from God.” In the past, the Trump administration has looked to curtail medical research using fetal tissue from abortions. In 2019, the administration moved in to take an increasingly firm line against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research for experimentation using baby body parts. Trump supporters hailed the victory, called such studies, analyses, and clinical trials “outrageous and disgusting,” and thanked the administration for banning the experimentation.

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Uncategorized

Treating Raynaud’s Syndrome with Stem Cell Therapy

Raynaud’s Syndrome also called Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is a poorly understood condition that can cause many people distress. Because RP is poorly understood, the treatment options are relatively limited. Newer research into stem cell treatment is shedding light on a new, effective therapy for RP. While more research needs to be done for this treatment option to become the gold standard, stem cell therapy remains a viable management option for RP. Read more below to learn more. Raynaud’s Overview Raynaud is a condition in which a person experiences vasospasms in their extremities, often their fingers, triggered by cold temperatures or

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MRI can Predict Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy after Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a dreaded medical condition. The consequences can be minor or severe, like paralysis or cognitive deficits. There are very few treatment options for people recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Scientists, therefore, have been researching stem cell therapy as an option. One new study found that MRI may predict the efficacy of stem cell therapy for TBIs. Details of the Study The study published in Cell Reports was done by scientists at Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute and Loma Linda University Health. They used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a biomarker for the success

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COVID

Stem Cells and the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus still has no cure or vaccine in sight. Some people have resorted to untested medical treatments, like combining different respiratory medications. Others have turned to homeopathic remedies. Many people have wondered about the effectiveness of stem cells on coronavirus. To date, the science is murky. The Immunology of the Coronavirus Understanding virology is the foundation of understanding how to combat the virus. The coronavirus is an enveloped, linear, single-stranded RNA virus with a helical capsid. Most often, it causes the common cold, but it has also been also responsible for larger outbreaks. While COVID-19 is its newest rendition,

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Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cell Transplants Help Delay Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Introduction Affecting 2.3 million people worldwide, multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease. Research into new treatments and cures is ongoing. One such study has found that stem cell therapy may delay the progression of the disease. While stem cell research is still in the beginning phases, these new results are promising. Stem Cell Therapy In order to understand how stem cells can help Multiple Sclerosis or MS, it is first important to understand how stem cells work. Stem cells are found in many tissues of the body. They are the precursor cells to specific cell types, meaning that they

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Diabetes

Mice with Diabetes “Functionally Cured” with Stem Cells

Introduction Diabetes Mellitus Types I and II affect millions of people. While diabetes can be managed with a mixture of lifestyle changes, medication, and insulin, the current treatment is cumbersome and inconvenient, meaning many patients are non-compliant. The consequences of untreated diagnoses are serious, but there are currently no convenient and effective treatment options. A recent study done in mice determined that stem cells may be converted into the cells necessary to functionally cure diabetes. If these results are replicated in humans, the future for diabetes would look very different. Diabetes Overview Diabetes Mellitus (DM) comes in two types, Types

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Stem Cell Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Function

Kristopher Boesen’s life changed just before his 21 st birthday. Kristopher, who goes by Kris, was in a car on a wet road. The driver lost control of the vehicle when it fishtailed on the wet road, hit a tree, and then hit a telephone pole. Kris was left with a cervical spine injury and was thought to be permanently paralyzed from the neck down. Fortunately, stem cell therapy helped him regain the function of his arms. Spinal Cord Injury In order to fully understand the extent of Kris’ injury, it is first important to understand how neuroanatomy works. The

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ALS

Early Study on ALS Offers Outlines Benefits for Spinal Delivery System

Introduction Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological disease without any known cure. New research on stem cells shows promising results. A new study has shown that a spinal cell delivery method may reduce the risks associated with stem cell therapy and boost the effectiveness of the therapy. If these results are replicated, stem cell therapy may become an even more popular option for this disease. Details of the New Study The study, released in the December 2019 edition of the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal, was modeled on immunodeficient rats. Specifically, the researchers examined neural precursor cells (NPC),

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Neuropathy

Treating Neuropathy Ulcers with Stem Cells

Introduction Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that most commonly occurs in diabetic patients. It is characterized by tingling, numbness, or even pain. These symptoms are especially common in the hands and feet. A dreaded complication of peripheral neuropathy is ulcers. Neuropathy ulcers are especially hard to treat. Stem cells may offer a new solution for many such patients. The Formation of Ulcers As stated above, neuropathy ulcers often occur in diabetic patients. Both types of Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus Types I and II, can cause microvascular and nerve damage over time. These changes interfere with how the body heals itself in

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Critical Limb Ischemia

Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Critical Limb Ischemia

Critical Limb Ischemia otherwise referred to as CLI, is a very serious condition. A serious consequence of peripheral arterial disease, CLI can cause chronic pain and wounds that could eventually require amputation. CLI can be difficult to treat – only half of the people diagnosed are eligible for revascularization at the time of diagnosis. This leaves a wide swath of people with few options. Fortunately, stem cell therapy is a viable option for many people. At the Stem Cell Transplant Institute, we use stem cell therapy to treat CLI and its consequences. Risk Factors Associated with CLI CLI and Peripheral

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