Stem cell research is a vital tool for researching and medical care for a number of years. These cells have the ability to heal even what seem to be life changing injuries. Although there is far more research to be done, these initial strides are important to serious injury sufferers.
A study into the methods of repairing bones has yielded the potential for “powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries”. Stem cells taken from bone marrow (with a carbon based material) can be used to heal fractures quicker.
The study was conducted by two lead researchers at South Korean based UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology). They are Professor Youngkyo Seo and Dr. Jitendra N. Tiwari. Dr Seo is happy with the outcome of the research. He told News-Medical.net: “It will be a very useful tool for making artificial joints and teeth with the use of 3D printing.”
“This is an important milestone in the analysis of biomechanical functions needed for the development of biomaterials, including adjuvants for hard tissues such as damaged bones and teeth.”
Not a reality
However, while these research findings are positive, stem cell researcher Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, questions the reality of harnessing their potential. According to him, the touting of “miracle cures” plays on people’s hopes.
Currently stem cells are often part of clinical trials to either replace lost or damaged cells. Furthermore, they also help to accelerate the recovery of damaged cells within the body. The hope is that eventually we can properly harness their capabilities to allow even serious injuries to heal with time.
Alternatives after injury?
You may be wondering “what would happen if I suffered a serious injury?” Stem cell research is a slow process and fast cures are not here just yet. However, there are non-medical safeguards to ensure a seriously injured person can continue to comfortably live after an injury.
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you can claim compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, recovery and long term aftercare.
Scott Rees & Co has an experienced, dedicated serious injury team with links to many industry specialists. Furthermore. we can help plan treatment for those suffering from serious injuries. If you or anybody in your family has suffered an injury, let us know as soon as possible. Call us today on 01695 722 222. (Lines are open weekdays from 9am to 7pm)
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