Stem cell research is leading to potential new therapies to treat disease, with several applications in clinical trials or expected to enter trials in the coming months.
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A discovery of how stem cells are protected from viruses could inform the development of therapies for use in medicine, research suggests.
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Stem cell therapy has received attention across the world for its countless medical uses, especially in the field of orthopedic surgery. Our bodies have an amazing capacity for self-healing, and stem cell therapy utilizes cells naturally present in our bodies to heal injury and even certain medical conditions by regenerating healthy tissue.
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In a recent preliminary study, scientists used stem cells to ease osteoarthritis. Although the trial was small-scale, the results are promising and will pave the way for larger studies.
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As a potential curative for other degenerative diseases and disorders, stem cells have been increasingly used in the treatment of injuries and ailments related to ‘wear & tear’. For example, osteoarthritis, known as degenerative arthritis, is part of a group of mechanical abnormalities in the joints, especially one’s cartilage. It is distinguished by the erosion of articular cartilage, pain, stiffness, and crepitus.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment patients are asking about with increasing frequency. Its popularity may be attributed to famous athletes like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, and Cristiano Ronaldo who have received PRP injections and reported a faster, more complete recovery from their injuries.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and osteoarthritis, can make moving around painful and limit your physical activity.