Advances in regenerative medicine, spearheaded by AFIRM [Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine], are restoring function to wounded soldiers. A consortium of research centers is developing techniques to grow body parts, such as ears, bones, skin and genitals. AFIRM is directing 300 million dollars to develop a broad array of regenerative treatments that will impact treatment options for both wounded soldiers and the general population. Many of the treatments are now entering the clinical [human] testing phase with the prospect of growing organs and tissue ‘on demand’ utilizing the patient’s own stem cells on the horizon.
AFIRM initiatives are but the tip of the iceberg. Biotechnology companies and academic centers are taking advantage of the unique properties of stem cells to address a broad array of previously untreatable disease, trauma and injury – including battlefield related trauma. They are developing techniques to restore sight, replace defective organs, reestablish function, grow replacement teeth, and are designing ‘3D bio-printers’ with the ability to ‘print’ tissue and body parts using the patient’s own stem cells. This way they avoid the potential for rejection when the tissue/organ is transplanted back into the patient.
The progress of the AFIRM initiatives is indicative of the acceleration in the application of regenerative medical therapies, which is revolutionizing medicine. Banking your own stem cells today will insure access to developing regenerative therapies to treat a wide array of disease, trauma and injury. To learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells, visit http://www.stemsave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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