Diabetes alert: Stem Cell Educator therapy is safe and effective for treatment
In the therapy, the patient’s immune cells cultures with cord blood stem cells and returns only the ‘educated’ immune cells to the patient’s circulation.health Updated: Jul 07, 2017 19:32 IST
New research has revealed that a treatment called Stem Cell Educator therapy is safe and effective for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The therapy is believed to provide benefits because abnormalities in multiple types of immune cells contribute to the autoimmunity in type1 diabetes and the insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. Dr Yong Zhao, lead author of the study said, “Current mechanistic studies demonstrated that platelets and their released mitochondria may contribute to the long-lasting clinical improvement of islet beta cell function in type 1 and 2 diabetic patients after Stem Cell Educator therapy.”
He added, “This therapy can also be applied to treat other autoimmune and inflammation-related diseases.” The study was the Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
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First Published: Jul 07, 2017 19:31 IST