Navigation Links
Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments

Experts from Britain have warned the patients to be wary of the so-called stem cell wonder cures that are being offered abroad as most have not been properly tested.//

The health experts had yesterday in a letter to the Times, praised UK for establishing herself as a world leader in stem cell research, but cautioned that many foreign therapies, in particular those for multiple sclerosis and cosmetic skin treatment were yet to be proven, and could be dangerous.

It was reported that in Britain, the therapy is approved for conditions including skin grafting and bone marrow transplants. Sources from the newspaper said, Professor Colin Blakemore, the chairman of the UK Stem Cell Funders Forum, Lord Patel, chairman of the steering committee for the UK Stem Cell Bank, and Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the MS Society were among the notable signatories from the 14 medical charities and researcher funders that had signed the letter.

The letter said, “In principle, we welcome efforts to translate research findings as quickly as possible into clinical benefits - but only in the context of rigorous scientific scrutiny. In the case of these unorthodox 'stem-cell' treatments, the protocols and results have not been published or subject to independent review. Although scientists are making great strides in stem-cell science, there is no published evidence to support claims that stem cells can safely repair tissue damage caused by multiple sclerosis.”

The letter further stated that, “Indeed, there is concern that these unproven treatments could be dangerous, potentially exposing patients to the risk of uncontrolled and inappropriate tissue generation.” All the eminent signatories had warned that two such clinics in the Netherlands are under investigation, and further adding, “We worry that those who are cutting corners risk discrediting the field as well as betraying patients.”

Stem cells are immature cells, which h ave the ability to become different kinds of tissue. The cells extracted from early embryos less than 14 days old can potentially be focussed to grow into any part of the body, from bones to brains. Scientists across the world are of the opinion that they will be used in future to develop new treatments for a host of diseases, including currently incurable conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson's.


Related medicine news :

1. Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States
2. Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer
3. Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control
4. Scientists open the book of life
5. Scientists review SARS
6. Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle
7. Scientists push to lower hidden sodium in food
8. Indian Scientists Make Wide-Ranging Analysis And Annotation Of X Chromosome
9. Scientists have found effective brain regions for deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s
10. Scientists reveal the secrets of sarcasm
11. Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The men and women on ... organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment to their ... healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts. , Becker's ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., ... the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite 5.10 ... brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive not ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... and Cambridge, ON (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... the availability of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo ... X-rays, mammography, BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... NE (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs ... searched by healthcare professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group ... during the month of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film ... trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 ... with any font, giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 3D bioprinting market ... to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising ... which demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market ... for organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market ... to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... --> adds "Global Repaglinide ... "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide Market, ... forecasts data and information to its ... . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: