Understanding Stem Cells

Castle Rock, Colorado (PressExposure) July 30, 2009 -- Stem cell treatments, research and technology is permanent fixture in 21st century medical research. Continued efforts to research and develop embryonic stem cell treatments and procedures doesn't merely mean cloning human beings or involve moral and ethical controversies or issues surrounding such research. Embryonic stem cells provide the basic building blocks and structure of the development of various cellular and tissue structure in the human body, and stem cell research irrefutably offers potential treatments that may eventually cure many disease processes, enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, and guide researchers to develop medications that will end to cognitive impairment diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.

Millions of cells found in the human body can and are being developed for future medical treatments. Stem cells contain specific instructions on how cellular structures replicate and function. Each cell is also programmed with how long it will live, it's specific functions and tasks.

Stem cells come from different sources. The most commonly studied, and used, stem cell therapies involve:

• Embryonic stem cell therapy • Adult stem cell therapy and research • Umbilical cord stem cell therapy

EmCell Therapy

Professor Alexander Smikodub, M.D., PhD, is the founder of the Cell Therapy Clinic of the National Medical University and EmCell Clinic, as well as the inventor of treatment methods using embryonic stem cells in . The EmCell therapy clinic has been offering embryonic stem cell treatment in vivo to improve physical health for nearly two decades and has helped thousands of people suffering from disease processes like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, various types of muscular dystrophy, blood diseases and cancers.

Dr. Smikodub has performed thousands of embryonic stem cell transplants to international patients who arrived every month from foreign destinations such as China, Germany, and the United States (where stem cell therapy treatments have not been approved) to receive treatments that improve quality of life.

International Clinical Experience

The EmCell Therapy Clinic is one of the world's largest fetal or embryonic stem cell transplantation centers that addresses various conditions and disease processes. Embryonic stem cell research and development continues to offer curative effects, which is one of the most promising aspects of cell research and therapies. The am so clinic focuses their attention on embryonic stem cell transplantation related transplantation of the basic building blocks of all tissues and organs, not the tissues or organs themselves, that are responsible for various functions in the body and provide the basic structures for musculature, blood, immune system, nervous and other body systems.

Stem cell therapies, and most potentially the potential of utilizing embryonic stem cells offer a multitude of benefits including but not limited to enabling cells to migrate directly to the site of injury or damage for repair or replication, establishing intercellular linkage and differentiation (developing into specific cellular structures such as muscle tissue, heart tissue, or neural tissues), In addition, benefits include enhancing immune responses and reducing and avoiding tissue and organ rejection.

EmCell, based in Kiev, Ukraine, was founded in 1994, a private clinic that has gained international recognition and reputation in the field of embryonic stem cell research and clinical applications. Focusing on effective prevention and antiaging programs, and devising and developing treatments and follow-up for complex clinical cases, the EmCell clinic focuses on indications as well as contraindications for severe acquired and genetic disease processes that are caused by decreased cell counts.

Embryonic stem cell research and development continues to be the most effective stem cell therapy yet developed by researchers and scientists. Embryonic stem cells are commonly cultivated from discarded fetuses or embryos resulting from abortions, and can be utilized to provide life-saving treatments for dozens of disease processes and health conditions.

Medical Stem Cell Tourism

The United States does not currently approve of stem cells therapy options, but Americans and other international travelers seek international destinations for promising treatments. Today, thousands of medical tourists venture to locations throughout the world, including China, Thailand, Japan, Europe, and India for treatments that offer beneficial and promising results.

The cost of therapies is determined according to geographic location of treatment facilities as well as the injury, illness or disease being treated. The U.S. is currently funding Phase I clinical trials of some types of stem cell therapies that may provide productive and beneficial use in the near future. In the meantime, individuals can reap the benefits of stem cell research and therapies offered around the world, such as the facilities found at EmCell Therapy in Kiev, Ukraine.

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