In an article published this month, Dr. Robin Smith, President of The Stem for Life Foundation, describes the groundbreaking success of using adult stem cells to treat and cure diseases consequently making it unnecessary to use controversial embryonic stem cells.
“These cells are impacting many peoples' lives who are treated in a clinical trial, and as they become standard in care...it will become part of modern medicine,” the president of the Stem for Life Foundation discussed on March 6.
“There's a paradigm shift in medicine now, using cell therapy to treat diseases, and it's just a very exciting time in medicine.”
While stem cells from human embryos have failed to create any significant cures or treatments, adult stem cells are successfully being used to fight chronic diseases and a variety of serious conditions.
In 2012, Sir Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine for demonstrating that adult skin cells can be “reprogrammed” to become “embryonic-like” cells, giving them huge therapeutic potential.
Because adult stem cells can be taken from the patient whom they will treat, there are no concerns about rejection of the cells by the body, Smith added.
With about 4,300 current adult stem cell trials underway, perhaps the most mature advances in adult stem cell therapies are regarding cardiovascular disease, according to Smith. Injecting stem cells into the heart of people who have previously suffered heart attacks has simulated the heart to repair itself.
There is also “very exciting data in wound repair, bone healing, advances for vision and certainly organ repair.” Adult stem cell therapies are also being used to treat diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, autoimmune disorders, and other health issues."
Regenerative therapies are revolutionizing medicine and every family has the opportunity to take advantage of the amazing potential of stem cells. Storing your child's stem cells from teeth is a unique and safe way to protect your family.