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stem cell

Histology an undifferentiated cell that gives rise to specialized cells, such as blood cells
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stem Cell

 

a cell in the continuously renewing tissues of animals that is capable of developing in different directions, within the limits of tissue differentiation.

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stem cell

[′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
A formative cell.
(histology)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Furthermore, rising collaboration activities by key players are expected to drive growth of the global stem cell therapy market.
Moreover, increasing patent approvals from regulatory authorities is expected to propel the stem cell therapy market growth in the near future.
Osteoarthritis is a challenging condition to treat, but regenerative injection therapies, such as stem cell therapy, offer an effective way to meet the challenge, have been proven to effectively activate cells for regeneration and repair in the degenerated osteoarthritic joint, and offer the potential for enhancing the quality of life of individuals with the disease.
[4] Biological medicines are therefore largely differentiated from other medicines through the methods used to manufacture them and include 'medicines prepared from substrates such as: (1) microbial cultures (fermentation); (2) plant or animal cell cultures (including those resulting from recombinant DNA or hybridoma techniques); (3) extraction from biological tissues; and (4) propagation of live agents in embryos or animals.' [5] Considering its production methods stem cell therapy qualifies as biological medicine and falls within the ambit of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act (MRSCA).
That way, it can be determined how often a patient should avail of the treatment.?Stem Cell Therapy Center (SCTC) Philippines administers autologous stem cell therapy. This treatment is continuously growing and changing as many discoveries are being made through research.
Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition.
It said STC Life Co and 97.7 B&H Clinic have successfully conducted the stem cell therapy.
lt;pgt; IN AN encouraging development that can further foster friendly ties between India and Pakistan, a Karachi- based businessman has been successfully treated for Avascular Necrosis of the hip through stem cell therapy at the Bangalore Institute of Regenerative Medicine.lt;/pgt;lt;pgt; Imran Qureshi, a garment exporter from Pakistan, arrived in India exactly a month ago in search of effective treatment.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, Calif., whose clinical trial results in 2012 demonstrated that stem cell therapy reduces scarring and regenerates healthy tissue after a heart attack, now have found that the stem cell technique boosts production of existing adult heart cells (cardiomyocytes) and spurs recruitment of existing stem cells that mature into heart cells.
Stem cell therapy holds the promise of actually repairing myelin, a restorative step that would be particularly helpful to people in the progressive phase of MS.
According to Dr Leo Olarte, President of the Philippine Medical Association, the three had separately undergone stem cell therapy to cure their respective illnesses, particularly liver cancer, heart disease and pneumonia.