Archives of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. This field holds the promise of engineering damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs.

Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself. If a regenerated organ’s cells would be derived from the patient’s own tissue or cells, this would potentially solve the problem of the shortage of organs available for donation, and the problem of organ transplant rejection.

Some of the biomedical approaches within the field of regenerative medicine may involve the use of stem cells. Examples include the injection of stem cells or progenitor cells obtained through directed differentiation (cell therapies); the induction of regeneration by biologically active molecules administered alone or as a secretion by infused cells (immunomodulation therapy); and transplantation of in vitro grown organs and tissues (tissue engineering)

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What is heart failure?

What is heart failure? Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs; in other words, when the heart cannot keep up with its workload. It can happen because the heart cannot fill with enough blood or because it does not have enough force to pump blood […]
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Alzheimer’s Disease: The Next Target for Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy?

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Next Target for Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy? Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are common afflictions among the elderly. They are known collectively as neurodegenerative diseases because they involve the gradual death of neurons in the brain. Sadly, there still is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and related diseases. […]