Stem cell Therapy
In Stem Cell Therapies Today, we saw how stem cells are being used to treat diseases such as leukemia. Stem cell transplant procedures also show promise for treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
What does the future hold for stem cell therapies?
Researchers and physicians are working to design stem cell therapies that
Are more effective, and
Reduce the invasiveness and the risk to patients
Today's stem cell therapies usually rely on cells that are donated by another person. This raises the possibility of donor cell rejection by the patient's immune system. In the future, it may be possible for a person to use a sample of his or her own stem cells to regenerate tissue, which would reduce or even eliminate the danger of rejection.