Whether you agree with the use of stem cells for medical treatment or not, at least stem cell research gives people the hope of one day finding a cure paralysis.
But maybe all this controversy over embryonic stem cells is for naught. Now, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine thinks that they have found a form of treatment using the stem cells that are harvested out of the umbilical cord, rather than from embryonic samples.
Our paralysis attorneys know from experience that when you are first diagnosed with paralysis, the outlook for recovery usually seems grim. Therefore, it gives us hope – as it should for all of those living with paralysis – to see that new developments are being made to seek out a cure for paralysis.
Blood vessels from the umbilical cord, as well as wharton’s jelly, which is a gelatinous substance found the same tissue, look to have cells that can be produced at a higher volume. Umbilical cord stem cells are remarkably stable, but immune responses are not as strong and fast acting with these particular brand of stem cells.
“Our experiments indicate also that at least 21 million stem cells, and possibly as many as 500 million, could be banked from a single umbilical cord after the birth of a baby,” said Bridget M. Deasy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pitt School of Medicine. “So, the cord could become an accessible source of a multitude of stem cells that overcomes many of the restrictions, such as limited quantity as well as donor age and donor sex issues, that come with other adult stem cell populations.”
This highly innovative research is still investigating the ways that these particular stem cells can grow into bone and organ structures in the body while still finding a way to renew themselves independently. The experienced paralysis attorneys at our firm know that we are still far away from curing paralysis, but this is hopefully a sign of good things to come in the future.
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