Learn More About Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine is a new scientific and medical order aiming to link a body’s abilities to restore and regenerate functions and the power of stem cells to damaged cells, organs and tissues. Adult stem cells are found in various adult body tissues and especially in the synovial fluid, menstrual blood, adipose tissue, dental pulp tissue, umbilical cord blood, and bone marrow. After the stem cells are isolated from the body tissues, they mature into other kinds of cells that are able to treat different conditions in a human body. The future of advanced medical treatments lies in regenerative medicine. On a daily basis, scientists are conducting studies and clinical trials to improve and enhance regenerative medicine.
The umbilical cord blood and bone marrow have used stem cells widely in the medical field for over 20 years to cure different diseases. Actually, about 80 different diseases can be treated with umbilical cord blood such as metabolic disorders, blood disorders like anemia and cancers. About 20 years ago, the umbilical cord blood was thought to only treat a few diseases however this has changed, and its clinical application has grown by leaps and bounds.
The stem cells obtained for regenerative medicine from infant umbilical cord blood can regenerate and renew themselves. Mitosis is the process where stem cells are able to divide themselves and become specialized muscle cells or brain cells or stay as stem cells. Disorders, trauma or various kinds of diseases can be treated using stem cells. The methods which can be used to treat different illnesses and diseases is through regenerative medicine, the transplantation of stem cells.
Regenerative medicine has a broad range of disciplines in the scientific field such as immunology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry. Research and studies being conducted by scientists in this field have come up with three different methods that regenerative medicine can be used such as medical devices, cellular therapies, artificial organs, and tissue engineering.
Regenerative cells are removed from a healthy human body, isolated and later on inserted back in the body in the process known as regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines and proteins are growth factors that help to treat injuries on the shoulders, knees and wrists through the body’s self-healing nature. Age, disease or injury are some factors that damage tissues and which these growth factors help to treat. Regenerative medicine professionals have helps many patients in the use of this kind of treatment which is not invasive at all. Finally, it is worth noting that the stem cells obtained through regenerative medicine can be stored in favorable temperatures until a condition is identified requiring a cell-based regenerative treatment.