Stem Cell Therapy: New Treatment Repairs Heart Without Risk For Cancer
Another breakthrough awaits those who are interested in stem cell therapy. A new stem cell treatment is set out to repair damage in the heart muscle without increasing the risk for cancer.
When a person experiences a heart attack, the tendency is to have the heart muscles scarred or damage. However, a team of scientists from the North Carolina State University were able to successfully implant synthetic cardiac stem cells which reportedly repaired heart muscles that were once damaged by a heart attack.
Wall Street Pit talks more about stem cell therapy and how it works as an aid to helping tissues repair itself. Though proven to be effective, downsides such as immune system rejection or cancerous growths can occur. The scientists took these risks and came up with something to eliminate or lessen it. Hence, the discovery of synthetic stem cells.
The Christian Institute explains that the cells are created by combining a synthetic polymer with proteins that are from human cardiac stem cells. As compared to other stem cell treatments, the treatment's nature of being partially synthetic removes the risk of cancer growth as they do not enforce unstoppable replicating and forming of tumors.
"We are hoping that this may be a first step towards a truly off-the-shelf cell product that would enable people to receive beneficial stem cell therapies when they're needed, without costly delays," said Ke Cheng, an associate professor of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University.
According to him, the successful trial may be a go signal for patients to finally reap the benefits of stem cell therapy without the risks. And in contrast to natural cells, these newly discovered stem cell therapy treatment are more stable. This makes excellent and suitable for use on other body parts. The best thing about it is that it is designed to bypass the patient's immune system therefore the cells can come from another person regardless of their relation.
Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given The Green Light
A biotech company will attempt to resurrect dead people using stem cells starting this year. The Lazarus project was given the green light to reanimate dead brain cells using a groundbreaking procedure..
'Biggest Loser' Host Bob Harper Recovering From A Heart Attack
The “Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper took an Instagram photo Monday to share an update, writing, “I am feeling better. Just taking it easy.”
Shoveling Snow after Major Snowfall Linked To Heart Attack Risks in Men
A team of Canadian researchers has underscored the potential risks of heart attack for men who shovel snow piles after any major snowfall. The researchers analyzed decades of medical data involving hospitalizations and heart attack deaths in men to reach a conclusion that snowstorms portend death for men who shovel snow.
Calcium In Arteries Raises Heart Attack Risk In Young Adults
A major finding on heart disease finds that any amount of calcium in the arteries elevates the risk of heart attack in young people. The study is first of its kind as it detects the risk of heart disease in people below 50.
New Study Explains How Body Produces Cholesterols
A recent report titled “Managing Your Cholesterol” and published by the Harvard Special Health Report reveals how the human body produces the famed cholesterols and the kinds of cholesterols that impact the human body and health.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Overwatch Latest News: Blizzard Releases Doomfist Progression Update On PTR
The latest Overwatch news indicates that Blizzard has just released the Doomfist Progression update on PTR. Among other things, new cosmetics will be added to this new character.
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Android 18 Vs Frost? Krillin Disqualified, Angels Hinted To Be Villains
Latest updates and spoilers for "Dragon Ball Super" reveal that Android 18 will be going against Frost. Meanwhile, it seems like the angels are scheming something behind the Tournament of Power.