Diseases That Can Be Healed By Stem Cells

Avani Singh
3 min readJan 17, 2023
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Since the mid-late 20th century, scientists and researchers in the medical field have spent countless hours researching stem cells. The discovery, research and utilization of stem cells is something that has reintroduced mankind to nothing short of a revolution.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are fundamentally the building blocks of other cells, upon which further specialised development of cells can take place. Stem cells inherently have the ability to basically create other differentiated and specialised cells with more specific functions. Think of them as the foundation upon which an entire ecosystem thrives.

Cord blood contains all the natural elements of blood and is rich in stem cells. Cyroviva specialises in providing the highest quality cord blood stem cells from umbilical cords. Cryoviva utilises the ‘Closed Bag’ technique while harvesting cord blood, ensuring that we have the highest contamination protection standards using technologies certified by the AABB.

How do Stem cells work?

Stem cells are versatile. A single stem cell can either produce daughter-stem cells or can morph into a specialized cell. This versatility allows stem cells to be used to regenerate or repair diseased tissue and organs that might otherwise slow down the healing process or, worse, hinder it in its entirety. Stem cell transplants open the doors to treating an entirely new class of ailments.

Following are a few of the diseases which can be cured and healed with stem cells:

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease caused by the human body’s malfunctioning b-cells/ beta cells. Researchers are now using stem cells to supplement the body’s lack of beta cells by transplanting stem cells into the patient’s body and hence, maintaining a healthy level of b-cells in the body.

This can either be done by reintroducing the stem cells to the patient’s body or growing b-cells in a lab and then transplanting them into the body. While research is still underway to use stem cell treatments for type 1 diabetes, stem cell treatments have proven to be hugely effective in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Leukemias, lymphomas, tumours

Cancer of the blood, bone marrow, germ-resistant lymphatic system, and abnormal cells are all treatable with stem cells. Traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy work for most patients but do not guarantee the complete eradication of the disease, and recurrence is quite common. Stem cell therapies and treatments that involve introducing stem cells into the body of a recovering chemotherapy patient have consistently shown better results at preventing cancer recurrence whilst simultaneously aiding recovery by transforming them into white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. They are increasingly being adopted and hailed as a potential breakthrough in eradicating cancerous cells in patients.

Neurodegenerative diseases

Rigorous studies are underway for treating neurodegenerative diseases using stem cell treatment. Initial clinical applications offer promising results in diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In replacement/ protective therapy, stem cells offer great potential as a possible treatment. While having the obvious caveat of each treatment/therapy requiring to be individually assessed and tailored, the application of stem cell treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, and recovering from the same in the conceivable future, seems a reality for people enduring these persistently deteriorating illnesses.

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