The liver which is located in the upper right-hand side of the abdomen, performs many important functions that might affect the regular metabolism of human body – like: Breaking down carbohydrates, fats and proteins, storing glycogen, minerals and vitamins, Filtering toxins and Eliminating cholesterol, hormones and bilirubin. But, sometimes, the liver might dysfunction or might […]
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem-cell therapy is also known as regenerative medicine, the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disorders.
Dementia: Can It Be Treated With Stem Cells?
Popularly known for causing mental decline, dementia affects people over the age of 60, with the risk of incidence increasing as one grows older. Starting at 5% risk at the age of 65, the risk of dementia rises every 5 years, going up to 40-50% by the time one turns 85. It starts manifesting itself […]
Muscular Dystrophy: Can Stem Cell Treatment Help?
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a genetic condition that causes the muscles in your body to weaken and degenerate over time. There are several types of Muscular Dystrophies that can occur, like Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, etc. Of these, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is known to be the most fatal one. However, researchers are […]
Treatment for Sickle Cell Has Found a Destination With Baby Stem Cells
This is the story about Kamsiyochukwu Bryan Peter Ezenwa Kamsiyochukwu was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anaemia, when he was two. As a part of conventional treatment, the child went through blood transfusion and other kinds of medical treatment methods, leaving the child further deteriorated in health. Unable to see Kamsiyochukwu in pain, the child’s […]
Labour Pain Relief: Epidural vs Spinal Block
Having a baby is exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Before you can feel the excitement of holding your little one in your arms, there’s the hard work of labour that you need to go through. There’s one part of delivery that no woman looks forward to – and that’s labour pain. Expecting a […]
A Closer Look At Autism And Its Impact
Autism is not a disease that can be cured with medication. Instead, it is a condition where the individual requires support, care, and understanding of others. So, in this month dedicated to Autism, let’s take some time to understand it and sensitize ourselves to the needs of autistic individuals. What Is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder […]
Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia that affects nerve cells in different parts of our brain. One of its first symptoms is memory lapses or even a struggle to find common words. As the disease progresses, it’s known to cause confusion, mood swings and severe lapses in memory. While the cause […]
Is Cord Blood Transplant Considered To Be a Better Option Than Bone Marrow Transplant?
Over the years, stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising approach towards treating problems with regard to malignant and non-malignant disorders of the blood and bone marrow. These stem cells, which are used for transplant, mostly comes from the bone marrow, the peripheral blood (bloodstream), or a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood. Bone marrow […]
The Use of Stem Cells in Burnt Wound Treatment
Nearly half a million people, from across the world, seek medical help for accidental burns and are hospitalised in severe conditions. These are fatal burns, often causing death. However, there are many other kinds of burns, which may leave the patients physically disabled for their entire lifetime. What Are Burns? Burns are therefore, accidental skin […]
Expanding Cord Blood Stem Cells for Treating Multiple Myeloma
Stem cells are the young and undifferentiated cells which have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the human body. These stem cells can be extracted from various sources such as embryo (embryonic stem cells), bone marrow (adult stem cells) and umbilical cord blood (cord blood stem cells). These stem cells have […]