Regenerative medicine has become a very popular and successful part of medical science. It is basically the process of using human cells or complete tissues in order to restore normal functioning in organs and cells of the body of the patient. Sometimes it so happens that during an organ transplant, the body rejects the organ and the operation isn’t successful. But doctors think that if the cells were taken from the body of the same person who needs the transplant then the body shouldn’t reject them.
- Using cord blood
One of the most successful ways of regenerative medicine is the usage of cord blood of the patient to solve the problem. Many conditions can be treated using cord blood of the person who needs the treatment. This is useful as the body doesn’t reject the cord blood as it’s from the same person. The cells are already compatible with the patients’ system and the treatment usually works fine.
What kind of treatments can cord blood help in?
- Type 1 diabetes in children
- Cardiovascular disease- this process is still undergoing experimentation. The cord blood from newborns can be taken to treat cardiovascular diseases.
- Diseases and problems related to the central nervous system
- Organ transplant treatments
Heparan sulfate analogues
Another new method which was introduced after extensive research and experimentation is the Heparan sulfate analogues. These can be used to heal chronic wounds. In general the Heparan sulfate is unable to bind to proteins like fibrinogen and collagen and that’s why these synthetically produced Heparan sulfate analogues can be used to bind to the proteins hence healing the wounds faster and in a more effective manner.