Today, stem cell research offers potential treatments for the future that may cure many disease processes, enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, and perhaps even see an end to cognitive impairment diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
The most commonly studied and used stem cell therapies today involve the use of:
- Embryonic stem cell therapy
- Adult stem cell therapy and research
- Umbilical cord stem cell therapy
- Placenta stem cell therapy
Adult stem cell therapy – This type of stem cell is taken from bone marrow. Adult stem cells can be “instructed” to form a certain type of cell – such as nerve cells, cardiac cells, skin cells, muscle cells and so forth. Stem cell replacement therapy is undergoing extensive research and development.
Umbilical cord stem cell therapy – As a rich source of stem cells, many parents today are “banking” their children’s umbilical cord cells in case they are needed for curing disease in the future. Cord blood stem cell therapy is making huge advancements today.
Placenta Stem Cell Therapy – Stem cell therapy research doctors have been studying the beneficial components of stem cells found within the placenta. The afterbirth, heretofore discarded after birth, is now being studied for its multipotent stem cells in the search for treatments of multiple illnesses and disease processes.
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