Stem cells can heal damaged muscle

Synthetic stem cells provide the muscle regeneration process without the risk of cancer. Their development is currently conducted by scientists from the University of North Carolina in the United States.

US researchers are working on a unique stem cell therapy, which will give hope to people with muscle damage, while not increasing the risk of malignancies. For the first time in the history of medicine, scientists were able to successfully implant a synthetic stem cells that were able to restore the heart muscle weakened by heart attack. Traditionally, stem cell therapy is associated with an increased risk of cancer as scientists until recently simply could not stop the cells multiply and form a tumor.

But since there is no new stem cells partially constructed from kletkopodobnyh microparticles dividing the pathological process after injection. They also sharpened to overcome the body's immune system that eliminates the risk of rejection. This means that patients do not need to look up relatives for transplant.

Stem cell therapy repairs damaged tissue due to the isolation of proteins and genetic material. The most common of its kind today is a bone marrow transplant, which is often carried out in patients with leukemia. But researchers are also trying to develop a safe and effective stem cell therapies for the treatment of heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease.

Natural stem cells are very vulnerable, they need careful storage and complicated process of finding a compatible donor and recipient protein. All this can be avoided by the new technology.