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How could stem cells help to treat diseases?

How could stem cells help to treat diseases?

Lots of ways: You need to be aware that most of the "stem cell therapies" advertised directly to consumers are unproven at best, and cynical scams at worst. Wikipedia is actually pretty good on the real science. Be very wary. Best wishes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem-cell_therapy ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Can stem cells cure diseases?

Can stem cells cure diseases?

May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How exactly can stem cells treat neurological disorders?

How exactly can stem cells treat neurological disorders?

Investigational: Stem cell therapy is still experimental in most cases. There are clinical studies looking at autologous cord blood stem cells for the treatment of cerebral palsy. For other forms of neurological disorders, little is known. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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Which diseases can be cured by stem cells and how would the cells cure those specific diseases?

Which diseases can be cured by stem cells and how would the cells cure those specific diseases?

See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/stem-cell-treatments-false-hope-warning-signs#1 ...Read more

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Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Stem cells & kidneys: Currently the only treatments for chronic kidney disease are a careful diet including salt restriction, medications as prescribed by your doctor, and dialysis when necessary. ...Read more

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Can stem cells be used to treat cerebellar degeneration?

Can stem cells be used to treat cerebellar degeneration?

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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What illnesses can be cured using stem cell transplants?

What illnesses can be cured using stem cell transplants?

Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia) is also treated with stem cell transplants. Some life-threatening genetic disease can also be treated with a transplant. ...Read more

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What diseases can be cured with the help of stem cell reasearch?

See below: This issue is under investigation and there may be more false claims than real cures. Some disorders treatable by stem cells are some forms of anemia, leukemia, lymphomas and myeloma. You may look up this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/stem-cell-treatments-false-hope-warning-signs#1 ...Read more

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What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

What diseases have stem cell therapies treated?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are currently *hundreds* of ongoing clinical trials for many disease indications. These include cardiac, vascular, ms, diabetes, parkinsons, brain lesion, wound care, autism, crohn's, kidney, liver, orthopedic, reconstruction, fistula , arthritis, and others. Additionally, there are scores of offshore stem cell clinics offering experimental therapies. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez. ...Read more

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How are cord blood stem cells used in treatment of diseases?

How are cord blood stem cells used in treatment of diseases?

Still evolving: Cord blood stem cells are generally used in lieu of bone marrow for blood disorders requiring bone marrow transplant. It is hoped that these cells may be used to create other organs. ...Read more

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How can we use stem cells to treat cancer?

How can we use stem cells to treat cancer?

Stems cells for canc: Stem cell use is contraindicated in cancer. They have the potential to stimulate its growth. No one knows for sure if this happens, so the future may hold some unexpected surprises. ...Read more

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What can stem cell research potentially cure?

What can stem cell research potentially cure?

Stem Cell Therapy: In summary, stem cells have the potential to cure diseases and treat injury from every medical specialty. Clinical trials have been underway for years for orthopedic, neurologic, auto immune, soft tissue injury, arthritis, ms, fistula, cardiac, and a wide range of others. Regenerative medicine is the next pillar of healthcare! ...Read more

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How can stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

How can stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

It is one of the bes: Stem cell transplants do indeed cure some leukemias. The procedure requires total body radiation, high dose chemotherapy to kill all blood cells(including leukemia cells) and then we use stem cells to regenerate the normal bone marrow in order to form new healthy blood cells. ...Read more

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What kinds of birth defects can stem cells cure?

What kinds of birth defects can stem cells cure?

None: At this time, stem cells are mostly in research mode and although there are more studies looking a stem cells to reverse disease processes, it is all still investigational. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy be used to cure cancer?

Can stem cell therapy be used to cure cancer?

Stemm cells: That is the newest thing that in the literature. Hope it will be very useful. ...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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to treat the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

What are effective ways to treat the symptoms of sickle cell anemia?

See below: Sickle cell anemia can be very difficult to treat. Avoiding any known precipitating circumstance may help. Keep well hydrated. There are medications that may help if crises are frequent or severe. Blood (exchange) transfusions may also help if crises are severe or frequent. Consult with a hematologist who treats people with sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo.Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more