The concept of stem cell therapy is quite simple, to remove cells from a human body and insert them in a patient’s body to treat an injury or treatment. Regenerative medicine uses molecules, biomaterials and cells to restore body structures which do not function well because of injury or disease.
Regenerative medicine is different from other types of treatment that use common drugs because the standard method of treatment uses drugs to treat while regenerative medicine first seeks to understand the root cause of the sickness and then fixes the faulty genes, organs or replaces lost cells.
There’s a promise by regenerative medicine to introduce medical treatment, stem cell insertion and biocompatible material to the light in this evolution. A lot of achievements have been reported by scientific journals and the media who are also receiving all the praises.
Regenerative medicine is defined as the trial of repairing or replacing human cells and replacing or restoring organs, tissues to their normal function. This normal function is what makes medical treatment different from others that use common drugs that treat signs and symptoms without addressing the leading cause.
In diabetic cases, regenerative medicine seeks to restore body tissues to help them to form insulin. This means therefore that no insulin is injected to the body and there’s a restoration of standard sugar metabolisms. For instance, in type 1 diabetes this may not work, but in other section, this regenerative medicine is recognized as the main medical practice.
Scientists globally are coming up with regenerative medical ideas to treat common diseases and injuries. Studies show that these scientists came up with a chip technology able to change a cell type so that it can treat whole organs. The method of spray painting is one where the scientists have designed a method to treat damaged hearts through minimally invasive surgery and also growth factor application to reverse osteoporosis.
Regenerative medicine treatments can be costly as they require highly skilled experts and facilities for special production. Due to the harsh economic conditions being experienced, regenerative treatment is far from being a reality.
There are high benefits enjoy from regenerative medicine but at high costs but this can be limited to the inability to afford this implementation. Even with the market growth of regenerative medicine, scientists argue that modalities should be implemented to make this treatment cost-effective and affordable to benefit several patients.
Scientific methods of research on regenerative medicine and stem cells are appreciated as major breakthroughs. However a breakthrough in research is not the actual treatment or therapy.