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Stem Cell Retina
My kid 4 mts diagnosed foveal hypoplasia is there any treatment like retina transplant or stem cell therapy as stem cells of my r preserved?
Advancing: There are currently no stem cell therapies that have been shown to be safe and effective to retinal disease. However research is being done and some products are being testing on humans. These early trials suggest that the products are safe, but more work needs to be done. ...Read more
Experimental: Stem cells are being tried in a few inherited conditions but not for trauma or ordinary disease of the retinal like diabetic change. This is finally an active area of research after being killed during the bush years. Hopefully something will come out of it. ...Read more
Not at present: Stem cell work is cutting edge and is being considered for serious problems causing disease. I do not believe that any researcher is looking at stem cells for this purpose. However, I have seen advertisements for products allegedly using stem cells in the product for a variety of conditions in the body. Stem cells are fragile, require sophisticated laboratories, and will not be found in stores ...Read more
Is there any current research showing successful treatment of CME/cystoid macular edema/ retinal edema with stem cells?
Any chance of a repair to an optic nerve in the near future? Eg stem cells. I developed glaucoma and lost most of my sight in my left eye.
Are there currently any stem cell studies being done for young patients w very complicated eye issues? Ectopic lens & pupil, cataracts, macular edema?
Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better
Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}. ...Read more
Stem cell use: Stem cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to differentiate into a particular cell type. ...Read more
See below: Stem cells are the most basic primitive cell, which can develop into other cell lines, depending on the signals, which are partially understood, Stem cells can develop into blood cells or any tissue type. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What is a stem cell: Stem cells are immature cells which have not committed themselves to forming one form of mature cell line or specific organ. Research is being done to determine if stem cells can be introduced into damaged or abnormal areas of organs, and develop into normal tissue or organs, or correct a degenerative process. ...Read more
An undifferentiated cell is one that has not yet committed to developing into a particular type of mature cell. Stem cells are routinely used in the treatment of bone marrow disorders like leukemia, myeloma and lymphomas.
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Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the different specialized cells that compose the entire human body. Since those stem cells can potentially be anything they want to be, the potential for curing multitudes of human disease, using them, is enormous. ...Read more
Yes! They exist!: There is indeed a fair amount of menstrual stem cell isolation and research. They are quite pluripotent (meaning they can be changed to may cell types), they are safe to harvest, and after enough research has been done may be used for treatment after storage and banking in the future. ...Read more
Not yet.: Stem cells are currently used in bone marrow transplants used to treat leukemia. But they may have the potential to treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and muscle damage. However, more work is needed. ...Read more
Stem cells safety: Stem cell safety depends on what kind and where it is being used. Embryonic stem cells have been found to be too costly and risky for causing cancers compared to adult stem cells. Bone marrow Stem cell transplants have been used for years for cancers and is safe. see Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info and safety info. ...Read more
Yes, but!: Many types of stem cells have been made to form cartilage (including stem cells from fat, marrow, amnion, blood). I have even personally done much research on this. However, the problem is that we have no good way of placing the cartilage back into the knee (or other joint) and keep it in place while the body heals. There are encouraging trials, but no definitive solutions yet. ...Read more
Stem Cells: Stem cell injections are now being used to treat painful joints (shoulders, hips, etc), Alzheimers, ALS, Lyme, Cerebral Palsy, etc. Still there are not great published studies proving its benefit in many of these conditions. We have been using limbal stem cell transplants in eye surgery for years with excellent results. See [email protected]: depends on where the stem cell is from & for. ...Read more
Stem cells: Stem cells are cells in the body with the capacity to differentiate into many (pluripotent) or all (totipotent) cell types. Often, they are harvested from bone marrow for blood cancers (leukemias), the residual marrow destoyed to remove the blood cancer, and then the marrow is re-populated with the non-cancerous stem cells to replace all the cells that were killed, cancer-free. ...Read more