In a November 2000 article in the New York Times, Dr. William Haseltine, CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc., said, “When we know, in essence, what our cells know, health care will be revolutionised, giving birth to regenerative medicine – eventually involving the prolongation of life by regenerating our ageing bodies with younger cells.” We can interact with our internal fountain of youth by studying the cell’s language and chemical processes that turn on/off cell repair, he added. However, stem cell science, nanotechnology, and regenerative medicine are capable of far more.
Regenerative medicine has a lot of promise for patients who have suffered serious injuries or have lost limbs. Take, for example, Lee Spivak. When working with a hobby shop aeroplane propeller, he cut off his fingertip. His brother, who happens to be a medical researcher, advised him to use a special powder to treat his wound.Feel free to find more information at Regenerative Medicine-QC Kinetix (Kansas City).
Spivak’s entire fingertip had developed back after four weeks, including the muscle, nail, and blood vessels! The powder was created by extracting proteins, connective tissues, and stem cells from the extracellular matrix of a pig bladder. “It tells the body to start the tissue regrowth phase,” says University of Pittsburgh’s Dr. Steven Babyak. He went on to say that if a person can regrow a body part, they should be able to regrow a missing limb as well.Another goal in regenerative medicine is using adult stem cell science as a springboard to replace ailing body parts in a more natural way. Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute explained, “The cells have all the genetic information required to create new tissue.” “It’s in their programming to do that.”
So, your heart cells are programmed to produce more heart tissue, and your bladder cells to produce more bladder cells.” Clinical trials involving the development of a patch of bladder cells, kidney cells, or liver cells that may work with surrounding tissue to become a fully functional transplant are already underway.