Wayne Channon, the Cells4Life chairman and Stabilitech Biopharma Ltd., has signed a deal this month with China’s National Academy of Science for £10 million, to ramp up work to find an oral vaccine for the coronavirus.
The immune system plays a critical role in the human body, helping to protect the body from infectious organisms and other foreign invaders. It relies on a complex system of cells and proteins which prevent infections and diseases from causing damage.
Scientists have made some incredible breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research in the past few decades. These breakthroughs have resulted in stem cells being used to treat more than 80 different diseases, including many forms of cancer, immune system disorders, metabolic disorders, and blood disorders.
According to figures from the World Health Organisation, up to one billion people currently suffer from a neurological disorder of some type. This is approximately 1 in 6 of the world’s population. The WHO also reports that as many as 6.8 million people die due to a neurological condition each year.
Neurological disorders include a range of diseases and injuries that that affect the brain, spine, and nerves that connect them. Medical researchers have identified more than 600 different neurological disorders ranging from common conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours through to less common ailments like frontotemporal dementia.
Stem cell research has been advancing at a rapid pace for decades. Researchers are regularly discovering new uses for cord blood stem cells and improving the techniques for delivering stem cell transplants.
While the advances in stem cell research are very exciting, it can sometimes be difficult to understand what the scientists are talking about. It can seem like they are talking in a different language when discussing stem cell therapies.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a very common genetic disease that affects the lungs and other internal organs. It is often fatal, with most cystic fibrosis sufferers only having a lifespan of 30 years. While there is no cure for the condition, researchers have been using stem cells to develop potential treatments. This article will share some information about cystic fibrosis and the recent stem cell research projects that may lead to a cure.
Cerebral Palsy is a term used to describe neurological disorders in children caused by abnormality in the brain. Cord blood stem cell treatment for cerebral palsy is currently being investigated by medical experts.
Today we are at that stage where medical science can give a second life to an individual. Extensive research in the field of various types of diseases and their causes, have led to the development of various types of technology and methods which once was just a dream of mankind.
As the saying goes, “Never stop believing in Hope, because miracles do happen”. The journey of a miracle girl Kyra Diaz suffering from an extraordinary rare blood disease to finally getting cured with the help of cord blood transplantation, is the story that you don’t want to miss.