Stem Cell Therapy
You can preserve and protect your new-born’s future by keeping its stem cells safely, in a properly equipped cell bank. Research is underway on the prevention and treatment of various diseases / conditions using stem cells.
Some of them include:
Spiral/Brain InjuriesStem cells seem to be beneficial to the treatment of injuries to the spinal cord. Their ability to regenerate and repair themselves aids in the healing process of the body. In adults, extracting the adult stem cells from the spine in order to heal the very same injured spine is a very painful, expensive and a possibly endangering process. Since stem cells can morph into any cell, they can repair any damaged tendons and replace lost cells.
DiabetesType 1 diabetes affects the regular functioning of the pancreas, rendering it unable to monitor blood glucose levels properly.
Research is being conducted into the biliary duct (a drainage line extending from the liver to the pancreas). Recently stem cells were discovered in this biliary tree and with the injection of new, healthy stem cells in the area to replicate pancreatic cells could make the treatment of diabetes easier.
Cerebral PalsyResearch is being conducted, after clinical trials that show how stem cells can effectively heal and possibly help cerebral palsy by targeting the affected spinal cord.
Muscular DystrophyStem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy is being considered and is currently under extensive research. Muscular dystrophies refer to a group of genetic diseases that affect the skeletal and heart muscles. Scientists believe that stem cell therapy can help muscular dystrophy in two key ways; by reproducing healthy muscle fibre and helping reduce inflammation.
Rheumatoid ArthritisStem cell therapy can promote healing in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Its benefit over traditional therapies is that is reduces inflammation without suppressing the human immune system.
OtherStem cell therapy is currently being researched for the treatment and prevention of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, autoimmune disease and even baldness. While research and clinical trials are in process with varying degrees of success, stem cell therapy holds the potential to offer a successful cure for these conditions.
Research and development on stem cells in India have been in the nascent stage, but now because of increased interest by doctors, scientists and prospective parents, more and more studies and successful research are being conducted in order to cater to this growing demand.
With affordable and scientifically sound stem cell banking becoming affordable in India, there is nothing to lose with preserving your child’s stem cells for future use.