Stem Cell Treatments – Science or Science Fiction?

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?
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Is FDA Caution in Approving Stem Cell Treatments Justified?

Stem Cells Therapies: Are they actually safe? Why is FDA approval being withheld?

As is the case with any investigational or approved treatment, consumers have the right to speak with their doctor to learn about the potential risks and benefits from being treated with a stem cell-based product. At Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica we work with transparency and loyalty with our patients. We want our users to feel safe and well informed about the treatment they are acquiring. Do to the fact that many treatments are not approved yet in the United States, you may have some questions like: Why does the FDA have not approved these therapies yet? Is it something wrong? What is the real panorama?
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Lets talk about Ethics: Am I using embryos when getting Stem Cells Treatments?

Stem cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, under de direction of Dr. Mesén is a pioneer in the use of Stem Cells therapies; we want our patients to be confident about the quality of our therapies and the transparency of our procedures. We want to help you answering some question you might have in mind about this new field, that´s why we want to go over this question: Am I using embryos when getting Stem Cells Treatments? What is all this controversy? Stem cell therapies are not exactly a new medical trend; doctors have been using bone marrow stem cell transplants for decades. The controversy and excitement started when scientists learned how to remove stem cells from human embryos in 1998. The huge potential these cells have in curing human disease provoked high expectations, but the moral implications of destroying human embryos was definitely a concern. There were many questions about the use of embryos: Is a human embryo equivalent to a human child? Does life begin at birth, at fertilization or in the womb? Does a human embryo have any rights?
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Consumer Beware – PRP Injections are not Stem Cell Treatments

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) definitely is not the same as Stem Cells procedures. There are many advertising and marketing strategies that are intended to persuade patients to get PRR as if they were the same as Stem Cells or very similar therapies, but it is not the reality. At Stem Cells transplant Institute in Costa Rica we offer high quality Stem Cells treatments and as a responsible consultant we want to help our patients to be well informed about the difference between these procedures and the real benefits obtained. Now you know who to speak to if you have questions or concerns about these treatments. Contact us

What is Platelet Rich Plasma and what is Stem Cells Therapy? What are the differences and which is better?

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Stem cell injection reverses osteoporosis in mice

Mice with osteoporosis experienced new bone growth 6 months after an injection of stem cells, offering hope that this chronic disease may one day be reversible.
Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.