An article recently published in the UK-based newspaper The Daily Mail has highlighted recent breakthroughs in stem cell research which could radically increase their therapeutic possibilities in the treatment of multiple illnesses.
Featuring such healthcare luminaries and Professor Lord Robert Winston and Professor Brendon Noble, who is the chief scientific officer at the UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF), the article reports on recent research advances where adult stem cells can be “reprogrammed” under laboratory conditions to behave similarly to embryonic stem cells.
The modified cells – also called induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS – can turn into any cell type within the body. The article also reports on evidence emerging that any cell from the body could be transformed into an iPS, opening up a huge range of therapeutic possibilities.
“We are just at the beginning of what stem cells can do for healthcare” explains President and Director of Research for Grace Century, Scott Wolf. “Our portfolio project, Provia labs “ Store-a-tooth” banks young powerful stem cells from a child’s healthy self and stores them until possibly needed later.”