Misconceptions arise about any emerging medical treatment, but they seem particularly pronounced when it comes to Stem Cell Therapy. Perhaps that’s because the ethical debate that has surrounded stem cell therapy has forced several prejudices in to it.TStem Cell Therapy today to help people wishing to know more about it separate fact from fiction.So we asked Dr. Luis Romero and other members of ProgenCell Scientific Committee to identify the common myths about
III. Stem Cell Therapy is Unproven. There is a wide range of diseases for which there are proven treatments based on stem cells. There are a number of studies that have been published in the regenerative medicine and orthopedic literature demonstrating positive results from stem cell therapies.
IV. Stem Cell Therapy can cure anything. Stem Cells are not a cure for everything.
V. All Stem Cells are the same.
VI. Stem Cells from the patients own body dont’t work. Adult Stem Cells are currently the most widely used in medicine. It is an unfortunate myth. Bone marrow is an effective and useful source for stem cells – it contains unique growth factors and significant hematopoietic cells that help drive tissue regeneration.
VII. Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy is more Effective. When talking about potency in the field of stem cell therapy it can be a tricky word and has lead into some misconceptions. Potency does not mean that a certain type of stem cell is more effective than other. Potency refers to capability of the stem cells to become other type of cell, which is not always helpful and can even be dangerous. This is one of the major challenges that must be addressed before embryonic stem cells can be widely and better applied in regenerative medicine.
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