What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the finest medical breakthrough in history. It has bagged the much acclaimed ‘Nobel Prize in Medicine’ in the year 2012. This miracle discovery, Stem Cell therapy, has leveraged and firmly positioned India in the field of medical science, worldwide. Stem cell therapy has changed the medical perception of ‘incurable neurological disorders’ and has broken all shackles.
Regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy is one of the most promising branches of advanced medication. Its main objective is to restore organ and tissue function for patients with continual and persistent diseases. Over the years, scientists and surgeons have been using stem cell therapy to renew and repair tissues affected with age, disease, and congenital defects.
What are Stem Cells?
Cells are the building blocks of our bodies. They form different tissues and organs, and are accountable for different purposes in a multicellular body such as ours, and originate from simpler cells known as stem cells. Stem cells are specialized cells that have the capacity to reach out and fix damaged parts of our bodies. Stem cells are now considered to be a miracle of modern medicine and have given rise to a new era of therapeutic strategies such as Stem Cell Therapy. A variety of stem cells are being used by diverse sources or origins.
What Types Of Stem Cells Used For Stem Cell Therapy In India?
There are three kinds of Stem Cells which are used for Stem Cell Therapy in India:-
Adult Stem Cell
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
What are the disorders that can be treated with stem cell therapy?
Depending on the type of stem cell, there is an abundance of disorders for which stem cell therapy can be considered. The ever-evolving research on stem cells also builds a strong future for the untapped therapeutic potential of stem cell therapy. In recent years it has been discovered that in incurable diseases and injuries, where medical science finds a dead end, stem cell therapy leaps in.
The disorders that can be treated with stem cell therapy are:-
What is the Ethical Principle of Cell Therapy?
Rapid progress in the field of biotechnology has introduced a myriad of pressing ethical issues associated with stem cell research. Worldwide and particularly in Asian countries, where stem cell therapy is more advanced, the ethical basis of utilizing stem cell therapy as a treatment modality is based on the Declaration of Helsinki (DoH) on the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. This Declaration of Helsinki is a set of ethical principles regarding human experimentation developed for the medical fraternity and is drafted by the World Medical Association (WMA). It is widely regarded as the cornerstone document on the bioethics of human research.