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Is stem cell able to cure retina pigmentosa?

Is stem cell able to cure retina pigmentosa?

Adult stem cells : Show promise but not yet proven. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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These days what's the status of stem cell research for replacing damaged retina?

These days what's the status of stem cell research for replacing damaged retina?

Stem Cells: Using progenitor stem cells created from skin cells is being used to create new retinas for transplant. The research appears promising, but is still in it's infancy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: Foveal Hypoplasia is a genetic (dominant transmission) disorder with some treatments but no cure. It mostly involves the part of the retina (back of eye) that allows very sharp vision. Stem cells should not be of any use in a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What is the current status of stem cell research for damaged retinal cells?

What is the current status of stem cell research for damaged retinal cells?

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

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What's the current state of stem cell therapy for retinal damage?

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

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How can stem cell eye therapy work for bags under the eyes?

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

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Are there currently any stem cell studies being done for young patients w very complicated eye issues? Ectopic lens & pupil, cataracts, macular edema?

Are there currently any stem cell studies being done for young patients w very complicated eye issues? Ectopic lens & pupil, cataracts, macular edema?

Sort of: There is research in corneal stem cells but that doesn't really relate to the issues that you are describing. However, all of those problems can be managed without the need for stem cell technology (ectopia lentis, cataract, macular edema). ...Read more

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Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Not yet: may be in the future, hydration and pilocarpine, local and systemic and regular follow up, remain the mainstay of treatment for Sjogren's, best wishes ...Read more

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Can stem cells be clonned?

There are: Lots of different "stem cells." there is work in this area on embryonic stem cells. We do not have this technology for clinical applications, and certainly not in the hematopoietic arena. ...Read more

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Where are stem cells found?

Everywhere we look: Stem cells are cells which can, under certain conditions, produce more differentiated, tissue-specific daughter cells. There are stem cells in the skin, the heart, the circulating blood, the bone marrow, the fat -- just about anywhere. ...Read more

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How effective is stem cells?

Stem cells: For which condition.Stem cells are being used for many different conditions. ...Read more

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What is the definition of stem cells?

What is the definition of stem cells?

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

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What stem cells are used for in research?

What stem cells are used for in research?

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

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What are the different types of stem cells?

What are the different types of stem cells?

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

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What's the definition of stem cell and what is it used for?

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

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What is an undifferentiated stem cell? How are these used in medicine?

What is an undifferentiated stem cell? How are these used in medicine?

See below: 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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What're embryonic stem cells?

What're embryonic stem cells?

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

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Is there such a thing as menstrual stem cells?

Is there such a thing as menstrual stem cells?

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

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Why are stem cells called "life-giving cells"?

Organ regeneration: Stem cells have the potential to regenerate damage organs and this may save a life. Stem cell transplants are used most commonly in treating disorders of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell: Embryonic stem cell research has not shown to be as effective as adult stem cells and induced pluripotent cells. in 2009, NIH called embryonic stem cells “obsolete" as can use adult stem cells with better results. See [email protected] for more info. ...Read more

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Can stem cells cure cancers?

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

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Are stem cell transplants safe?

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

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Can stem cells rebuild cartilege?

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Can stem cells rebuild cartilege?

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

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How risky are stem cell transplants?

How risky are stem cell transplants?

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

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Can someone donate blood stem cells?

Can someone donate blood stem cells?

Not Really: Adult stem cells are only good for that individual only. Stem cells from other people can cause an immune response to reject the cells and can cause major harm to the body. ...Read more

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What is stem cells used for with cancer?

What is stem cells used for with cancer?

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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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