Stem Cells Heal Damaged Hearts, Open Possibility of Cancer TreatmentJuly 7, 2014
Stem cells are a leading area of research in the scientific community, with new studies being released at a rapid pace that examine the different potentials of adult stem cells taken from patients’ own bodies to heal and cure previously untreatable medical conditions. Stem cells have the ability to save and transform lives, helping us recover from disease as well as fighting the signs of aging.
Stem Cell Cancer Treatment Using Cells from Damaged Tissue
You may be asking, “What can stem cells do?”. Recent research published in the European Heart Journal, a groundbreaking medical publication, indicated the possibility that a person’s own stem cells could be used for stem cell cancer treatment. In the study, scientists took stem cells from the hearts of elderly rats with damaged heart tissue, similar to the damage caused by common heart disease. This was different from previous studies on stem cell regeneration and stem cell treatment for cancer because the tissue researchers were using was not healthy. However, the researchers were able to create perfectly healthy, new heart tissue from the stem cells within the damaged tissue, and transplant it into the subjects where it formed additional healthy, new heart tissue to replace the damaged tissue that had been left behind.
Though the subjects in this study did not have cancer, the findings of this study can be used for further research into stem cell cancer treatment. One of the steps that researchers took was to remove a gene from the stem cells they grew outside of the subjects’ bodies, a gene known to be involved in the development of cancer. By removing this, the risk that cancer would occur as the new tissue grew was reduced, an important area of study for stem cell treatments for cancer.
The study also proves, for the first time, that even damaged tissue has healthy stem cells. This means that in the future, even a patient who has already been diagnosed with cancer should have enough healthy cells for doctors to use and grow new, healthy tissue. Specialists have suspected that this was the case since stem cells were discovered, but now that all doubt has been removed, there are more studies and, eventually, human trials that can be done to discover the most effective ways to fight cancer using stem cell therapies.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about how heart stem cell treatment works to treat and heal chronic and serious medical conditions, call StemGenex today at 800-609-7795 for a no-cost consultation. StemGenex is an expert in the field of using adult stem cells to treat illness as well as reverse the signs of aging, helping patients along the entire process and ensuring the best success possible.