Stem cell treatments are a type of intervention strategy that introduces new cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. The ability of stem cells to self-renew and give rise to subsequent generations with variable degrees of differentiation capacities, offers significant potential for generation of tissues that can potentially replace diseased and damaged areas in the body, with minimal risk of rejection and side effects.
A number of stem cell therapies exist, but most are at experimental stages or costly, with the notable exception of bone marrow transplantation. Medical researchers anticipate that adult and embryonic stem cells will soon be able to treat cancer, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Celiac Disease, cardiac failure, muscle damage and neurological disorders, and many others. Nevertheless, before stem cell therapeutics can be applied in the clinical setting, more research is necessary to understand stem cell behavior upon transplantation as well as the mechanisms of stem cell interaction with the diseased/injured microenvironment. Below mentioned are some articles regarding usage of stem cells for regenerative medicine
- Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment for the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
- Cord blood in regenerative medicine: do we need immune suppression?
- Mesenchymal stem cells in arthritic diseases
- The umbilical cord: a rich and ethical stem cell source to advance regenerative Medicine
- Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Bone Repair and Metabolic Bone Diseases
- Adult stem cells and their trans-differentiation potential-perspectives and therapeutic applications
- Mesenchymal stem cells for vascular regeneration
- Stem cell sources and therapeutic approaches for central nervous system and neural retinal disorders
- Potential application of mesenchymal stem cells in acute lung injury
- Stem cells in gastroenterology and hepatology