10 Benefits of Stem Cell Research

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Stem cell research is one of the most incredible methods in medicine which offers current and potential breakthroughs in therapy and long-term wellness. There are several benefits of stem cell research:

1. Cancer Treatment
2. Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
3. Cure for Parkinson’s Disease
4. Treatment for Birth Defects
5. Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries
6. Repair or Replace Damaged Organs
7. Hair Regrowth
8. Treatment for Autism
9. Weaken the Effects of Stroke
10. Treatment for Eye Disorders

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Benefits of Stem Cell Research

1. Cancer Treatment

Saigon published a success story on June 27, 2014 about a patient of Hue Central Hospital located in Vietnam with a Late Stage Ovarian Cancer patient who underwent a successful stem cell bone marrow transplant. A patient from Mayo Clinic based on the U.S., who suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma opted for an autologous stem cell transplant and it made the difference her life because she became healthy and there have been no signs of the disease ever since.

2. Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

There are some medical doctors and scientists who already use stem cell treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and claim that the treatment is successful. Although there is still no approved and carefully regulated process for administering treatments, hospitals and clinics which receive the green light from the government’s health sector utilize stem cell treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s. Currently, researchers are still conducting clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease to find methods with consistent success in the future.

3. Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of many diseases like Alzheimer’s with an unknown cause. However, scientists can identify the cells and areas of the brain which the disease targets. Practitioners use stem cell treatment to re-grow Dopamine-producing nerve cells in patients with Parkinson’s. If a single well-defined type of cell is affected, Parkinson’s is likely treated by replacing unhealthy neurons with new ones.

4. Treatment for Birth Defects

Joseph Yanai of Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, a Ross Laboratory for Studies in Neural Birth Defects Director, says stem cell therapy is one of the best methods to reverse the effects of birth defects since its nature is complex and almost impossible to fully understand. Stem cells find the defect, analyze it, then they repair it.

5. Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

During clinical trials, stem cells contribute to spinal cord regeneration by renewing the neurons that died because of the injury, reforming myelin and acting as a support column across the injury, protecting cells from damage by the release of growth factors and bonding with free radicals, and relaxing the inflammation from the injury.

6. Repair or Replace Damaged Organs

In 2011, Forbes reported the dramatic improvement of patients who suffered from serious heart damage after being injected with stem cells. The stem cells repaired the damaged heart tissue by generating new healthy heart cells in the hearts of the patients.

7. Hair Regrowth

Researcher Dr. Alexey Terskikh from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute developed a way using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells that can regrow hair. Stem cells provide an unlimited source of cells for transplant treatment in patients suffering from baldness.

8. Treatment for Autism

The use of umbilical cord tissues from healthy mothers after birth is a common practice of stem cell treatment for autism. Anyone with autism can be treated because HLA matching is not necessary. Doctors in Panama noticed huge improvements and changes in Sondra Lee’s patient son after undergoing stem cell treatment. Issues about the boy’s long standing gut issues have remarkably disappeared.

9. Weaken the Effects of Stroke

HealthDay News reported that patients who suffered from stroke saw some improvements in weakness or paralysis after a six-month procedure. Researchers injected stem cells into the patients’ brains and the product of research encouraged them to plan a more comprehensive research procedure which will use bone marrow stem cells.

10. Treatment for Eye Disorders

Embryonic stem cell trials to recover from blindness was a success for Jules Stein Eye Institute of University of California. After injecting retinal cells produced from stem cells into the eyes of patients, they reported improvements in their vision saying that it made a huge difference.

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