While poor regulation and unsafe products are prevalent, novel pain management strategies such as stem cells and electrical stimulation nevertheless provide hope for patients, according to a presenter at the 2020 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology-East.
Source: Genetic Literacy Project
The most significant development in recent years for severely maimed veterans and other victims of physical injuries is the acceleration of what’s known as regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine was first defined in 1999 and it encompasses many disciplines of science. Its goal is to provide clinicians with the tools to effectively repair or replace a patient’s damaged tissues and organs in order to return normal function.
Source: 3D Printing Industry
Using 3D printers, researchers have collaborated from around the globe to develop nanoclay-based 3D bioprinted scaffolds which could be used to aid skeletal regeneration.
Source: The Scientist
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Source: Science Daily
The self-eating process in embryonic stem cells known as chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) and a related metabolite may serve as promising new therapeutic targets to repair or regenerate damaged cells and organs, researchers show.
Source: PR Newswire
I Peace, Inc. (CEO: Koji Tanabe, https://ipeace.com/), a Palo Alto-based biotech startup focusing on Nobel Prize-wining technology of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has successfully developed a novel system to mass manufacture clinical-grade iPSCs for cell therapy in a palm-size closed cassette.
As the world of stem cell research advances, more options may become available to patients with RA and other autoimmune diseases.