What is cell therapy?

Let me explain. Cell therapy describes the process of introducing new cells into a tissue in order to treat a disease. Cell therapies often focus on the treatment of hereditary diseases, with or without the addition of gene therapy. Cell therapy is a sub-type of regenerative medicine.
Immune therapy. Using immune cells -vaccines, transfusion of lymphocytes, bone marrow stem cells-all can be titles "cell therapy.".

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What is cell therapy for the knee?

Stem cell? Sounds like you are asking about stem cell therapy for knees. At the present time, there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence to support stem cell treatment for knee conditions. There is research being done in this area, however. Read more...

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy. It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. Read more...
Stem Cells. Varies from who you ask. Be warned that a lot of people advertising stem cell therapy are not really doing it. Usually it is one of two procedures- isolating cells from bone marrow and reinjecting them or isolating them from fat cell and reinjecting them. Check out my website for more information: www.Indyregen.Com. Read more...

I have scoliosis, disk compression, and minor back & knee pain. MRI shows cartilage wear, osteopinia. What about stem cell therapy?

Probably not. It does not sound like you are really having enough problems ("minor back and knee pain") to really pursue that. Even procedures that sound neat can have complications associated with them and you would hate to have problems worse than your original condition. Read more...

What is adoptive t-cell therapy?

Delivery of T cells. Adoptive T cell therapy is a form of immunotherapy for malignancy that involves isolation and ex vivo expansion of tumor specific T cells to deliver a greater number of T cells to the tumor than by vaccination alone. These tumor specific T cells are infused into patients with cancer in an attempt to give their immune system the ability to overwhelm remaining tumor.. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes or TIL have been used by isolating and expanding one particular T cell or clone have been engineered to potently recognize and attack tumors with minimal effect. It is now being recognized that IgG1’s can be more effective than TIL thru ADCC. Read more...

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...

What countries do stem cell therapy?

Legitimacy? Before traveling for stem cell therapy make sure it is legitimate - people travel to some countries and get who knows what labeled as stem cells. I would be hesitant to go to any other country for treatment such as this. Read more...

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...

What are the stem cell therapies for adults with cerebral palsy?

Early studies only. Researchers have looked into stem cell treatment for cp. There are some promising early results. There are no randomized studies, which are the gold standard to test the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation in this patient population. Read more...

What's the definition of stem cell therapy and how does it work?

Stem cells. Stem cells are 'mult potential'cells meaning that they can evolve into many different types of cells. Research is being done to determine if introducing stem cells into abnormal or damaged organs, could replace the damaged or abnormal cells of that organ or slow the progression of diseases affecting the cells. Read more...