What's the difference between gene therapy and stem cell therapy?

Apples and oranges. stem cell therapy is the injection of stem cells which are pluripotent, which means they are a primitive type of cell which can differentiate into any kind of cel-- for example, a liver cell or a muscle cell or a skin cell.Gene therapy aims to introduce normal genes when the person has mutant genes which do not function adequately to prevent disease.

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How reliable is stem cell therapy for bald areas?

Not available yet. Mainstream medicine is looking at this, and there are promising leads, but it's also being offered by charlatans. When it fails, they'll still have your money and will blame you on some pretext. Here's an update from a legitimate source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271898.php For now, why not get a baseball cap or shave your head and build muscle? Nothing looks better for a man. Read more...

Could stem cell therapy heal strained/injured si ligaments?

Stem cells. YES, the regenerative potential of stem cells can indeed regenerate the ligaments of the Sacro iliac joint. Search PubMed to find out more details about orthopedic applications. Read more...

How soon can I swim after adipose stem cell therapy on my knee?

Stem Cell Therapy. I would start by having call you doc who did the procedure. Each doc/clinic will have their own guidelines. Typically most folks will wait about 2 weeks before they allow vigorous activity. Read more...

Could you agree with things like stem cell therapy and gentic screening?

Yes and Yes. Unfortunately neither is mainstream yet. Genetic screening is still just getting started but does have some insurance coverage. Stem cell therapy has good data behind it but is not getting any coverage for insurance coverage at all. Read more...

Can exon skipping or stem cell therapy helpful in duchccne muscular dystrophy?

Perhaps in future. Unfortunately, not available yet, but muscular dystrophy association is well financed thanks to jerry lewis, and research is advancing steadily. Stay tuned. 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...

Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

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. Adult stem cells have helped Leukemia, lymphoma. We have been using limbal stem cell transplants in eye surgery for years with excellent results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. 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 condition. Read more...