Lab Grown Adult Stem Cells Could be a Cost-Effective Treatment Diabetes
A new discovery made by researchers could hold the key to cost-effective treatment for diabetes and several other diseases.
Biomedical researchers from the University of Buffalo have found a way to engineer adult stem cells. From their scientists take cover grow the adult stem cells continuously. The adult stem cells that are normally used called mesenchymal stem cells.
Researchers have found a way to genetically mutate the cells without losing any of the cells healing ability and allowing the cells to stop the aging process.
The Negative -VS- the Positive on Stem Cell Treatments
There has always been a lot of negative response to the research being done with stem cells for one reason or another.
Dr. Techung Lee offers the following information about how to overcome the negative responses. "If you want to make stem cell therapies feasible, affordable and reproducible, we know you have to overcome a few hurdles. Part of the problem in our health care industry is that you have a treatment, but it often costs too much. In the case of stem cell treatments, isolating stem cells is very expensive. The cells we have engineered grow continuously in the laboratory, which brings down the price of treatments." In other words, by growing the stem cells in the lab the cost would be greatly cut and affordable treatments would be available.