Many times, milestones of human achievements occur when it is least expected. In medical research, for instance, while the presumption of a medical breakthrough and the discovery of new medicines being lab-manufactured is undeniable, little did people know that the future of medicine was tapped right from our own bodies. Stem Cells are drawing attention of scientists and researchers for their huge potential in the medical field; a phenomenon that was unforeseeable in the early days.
The most important step in the journey towards Stem Cell Therapy was taken in 1992. Previously the belief among scientists was that Stem Cells were limited in their ability to differentiate and could only become certain cell types and perform correspondingly limited functions. Fortunately Prof. Janet Rossant thought otherwise. In collaboration with fellow researchers Prof. Rossant succeeded in creating an entire mouse from Stem Cells. This single experiment altered the medical landscape forever. Now a senior scientist at Sick Kids (The Hospital for Sick Children) in Toronto Canada, Prof. Rossant’s work with Stem Cells puts her firmly in the class of medical pioneers whose discoveries have benefitted mankind beyond any quantifiable measure.
The advent of Stem Cells was initially dogged by controversy. Scientists had just succeeded in extracting Stem Cells from human embryos in 1998. This was met by a fairly robust opposition, including a US federal freeze on funds for research in the emerging field. Further advances however circumvented this problem rather neatly in 2006: Japanese scientists reprogrammed adult skin cells from adult mice successfully making them behave like embryonic Stem Cells. These re-engineered Stem Cells are known as Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells or IPS in short.
Apart from treating diseases, Stem Cells are also indispensable now in treating sports-related injuries.
A wide range of conditions can be successfully treated with Stem Cell Therapy. Disorders which have responded positively include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Chronic Kidney Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Autism and Muscular Dystrophy. Other treatable conditions include Optic Nerve Atrophy, Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS), Stroke and Cerebral Palsy, among many others.
Unique Access combines the best in conventional medicine, Regenerative Medicine and supportive therapies to deliver the best possible care to patients. Stem Cell Treatments generate minimal or no side-effects. This makes Stem Cell Therapy a safe and efficient way to tackle diseases.
Our patient representatives and doctors are always ready to answer your queries relating to this revolutionary, safe and effective treatment.