Governor Rick Perry’s unique method of back pain treatment required the use of stem cells. So when will such a procedure be available to everyone?
The first successful transplantation of bone marrow was performed in 1968 and since then there many different milestones have been reached. The ability of embryonic stem cell cultures were to form different body tissues was discovered thirty years later. Stem cell research continued at a rapid pace despite the restrictions imposed by President Bush.
July 2011 saw South Korea approve the first commercial treatment for heart attack patients. Stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow were inserted into the coronary artery with a reported heart function increase of 6%.
These achievements have been accomplished through the use of mesenchymal stem cells. Scientists asked themselves how they might reprogram an adult stem cell’s genetic material into an induced pluripotent stem cell (IPS cells). The answer turned out to be through viruses.
All of this has been accomplished on the back of adult mesenchymal stem cells. The question required for this stem cell revolution was “how can we reprogram an adult stem cell’s genetic material into an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cells)?” And scientists found that answer in viruses.
This is the research Gov. Rick Perry took advantage of when he had fat cells from his body injected into his back to alleviate his pain.
So stem cell application is ready for the people. Back pain is unique in that it is often associated with chronic pain that can result in a dependence on painkillers.
Angeles hospital offers high quality stem cell application for a variety of health conditions at its upscale facility in Tijuana, Mexico. Fill in the form on the right for more information.