The Focus of Regenerative Medicine
Injury and disease make our bodies do their best to heal and defend itself naturally. This power of the body to heal and defend itself, when harnessed and accelerated in a clinically relevant way, can help the body heal better.
The goal of regenerative medicine is to help restore structure and function of tissues and organs that are damaged. Solutions for organs that have become permanently damaged is one area of focus of regenerative medicine. Today, there are injureis and disease that are untreatable and regenerative medicine seeks to find ways to cure these.
In order to make treatment available for clinical use, they are conducting much scientific research. The treatment include both in vivo and invitro procedures. The living body is the place where studies and trials are performed in in vivo procedures and they aim to stimulate previously irreparable organs to heal themselves. Treatments are applied to the body through implantation of a therapy studied inside the laboratory, for in vitro procedures.
Regnerative medicine concentrates on medical devices and artificial organs. They seek to improve the quality of life of patients worldwide. This powerful technology will help scientists create new body parts from a patient’s own cells and tissues. The concept of tissue rejection will be eliminated if these efforts are successful. With medical devices, a transplant can altogether be eliminated since the device can sustain the patient during their long wait for a donor organ.
REgeneratiev medicine also concentrated on tissue engineering and biomaterials. Regenrative medicine seeks to find a way to be capable of maintaining the body such that replacing whole organs will no longer be needed. With traditional medicine, new organs are given to patients that have a destructive disease. The thrust of regenerative medicine is to grow organs from human cells and they have been successful in growing heart valves. A heart valve can be grown from cells and biomaterials are used to create a mold. So if this is mastered in clinical trials, any transplant patient can receive a heart valve that is essentially their own so rejection will not be an issue. One goal of regenerative medicine is to make repairs to heart valves without having to perform surgery.
Umbilical cords are discarded at birth, but it holds blood vessels that have about a half-cup of blood that belongs to the newborn child. The blood contains many stem cells. Your body can repair itself through the use of stem cells. If that blood is collected and stored, then you can use it in the future to help your body remain healthy. Today, regenerative medicine is still working to understand this concept.
There is daily progress in the advancement of medicine through regenerative medicine.