Monday, February 23, 2015

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Did you know that there is a growing crisis in organ transplantation? There are approximately 90,000 patients on the waiting list for a transplant in the United States. This, combined with the increasingly aging population, has driven a search for new and alternative therapies.

That’s where regenerative medicine comes in. This emerging branch of medicine uses adult stem cells to creative living and functional tissues to regenerate and repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease or injury. A patient’s own stem cells can be injected into these damaged areas, regenerating new cells and tissues by performing a “repair and renewal process”, which restores functionality.

The goal of regenerative medicine is to restore organ and tissue function in people whose bodies’ own responses are not sufficient enough to restore functional tissue. Major surgeries do not always get the job done or get your body back to its optimal state.

With this form of medicine, your body’s own ability to repair itself can be restored in a very specific location by retracting stem cells from your own fat or bone marrow and injecting them back into the affected area.

Adult adipose stem cells and bone marrow stem cells have the ability to differentiate into different cells, such as tendons, cartilage, muscle and bone. The ability to create new cells through regenerative medicine allows the repair of damaged tissues in the body that are damaged from disease, injuries or aging.

Research is still being done, but with each new discovery, lives are being changed and improved every day. This is just the beginning of regenerative medicine; there are so many unmet medical needs that could be addressed using regenerative technologies. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this revolutionary medical practice!

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