Tailor-made organs for human heart transplants using a patient’s own stem cells. This could mean an end to all organ shortages and anti-rejection drugs, as well as a revolution in cardiovascular surgery.
“Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease are like two sides of the same coin. The mechanisms are very similar, but the opposite of each other,” says Maria Ankarcrona, researcher at Karolinska Institutet’s Alzheimer’s Center in Huddinge.
“As a becoming mother, you want to be able to sign a contract with ‘the existence’ that nothing terrible can happen to your child. Unfortunately, reality does not look like that and we live in a time where life factors and the environment affect life “, answers Anja to the question why they believe that stem cell saving was an important step at the birth of their daughter.
The people exposed to nuclear fallout from the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II suffered catastrophic health problems long after the actual explosions, which led researchers (who were looking for cures) to make an incredible discovery.
“The results of this cell therapy are very promising and it has now been shown to be effective in type 1 diabetes in a randomized, placebo-controlled study in adults. We hope to see the same positive effect in children”, says Per-Ola Carlsson, Chief Physician and Professor at Uppsala University Hospital / Uppsala University
“Our vision is to improve treatment options for thousands, maybe millions of patients and reducing healthcare costs with the aid of stem cell therapy.” Mathias Svahn, CEO of Cellaviva and NextCell Pharma.
Can stem cells treat type 1 diabetes? Are stem cell transplants performed today? We keep you updated on news, as well as the latest developments in stem cell research. Our goal is for everyone in Sweden to be informed about the possibility of saving stem cells from the umbilical cord at birth. Our articles therefore focus on how this can be a unique investment for the future.
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