It is such a hot area that there are dozens of clinical trials underway testing different kinds of stem cells and other cells against Covid-19. And many stem cell clinics have started pitching cell therapies for Covid-19 in the past year.
As a stem cell researcher, I don’t think this approach will be a transformative way to treat Covid-19, but I worry that the buzz around it could do harm.
Stem cell therapy is probably one of the most promising medical advancements this century. Yet, the politically charged embryonic stem cell issue has stymied research. But there is good news for your future!
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Stem cells can be found throughout the body, but the volume of the stem cells, the age and purity of the stem cells, the ease of collecting, the degree to which they have proven successful in transplants and clinical data and any ethical considerations are all major factors as to which is the preferred source. These are all factors where cord blood and cord tissue prove superior.
Researchers have already safely injected stem cells into patients with neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injuries -- and they've seen the potential to vastly improve lives.
Broadly speaking, stem cells are used to treat disease or repair damaged tissue, to understand disease processes and for drug discovery. They are able to be used for these purposes because they belong to a special group of cells that are capable of differentiation. This means that they can form any of the more than 200 different cell types found in our bodies.
Stem cells may transform the development of new drugs.
Adult stem cells hold enormous potential in the treatment of disease, but more importantly they do not carry the burden of controversy that has surrounded embryonic stem cells for well over two decades.
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.
For some opponents of embryonic stem cell science, the argument is fundamentally one of faith: The human embryo should be held as sacrosanct, and not used for the pursuit of any ends, regardless of how nobly intended.
A Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate student, Kazutoshi Takahashi, re-energized the field by devising a technique to “reprogram” any adult cell, such as a skin cell, and coax it back to its earliest “pluripotent” stage. From there it can become any type of cell, from a heart muscle cell to a neuron. The breakthrough sidestepped the embryo controversy, offering researchers an unlimited supply of stem cells.
They've already enabled paralyzed rats to walk, blind mice to see, and monkeys suffering from Parkinson's to show improvement. What's next?
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