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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

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The use of stem cells in office procedures as the practice of medicine is commercializing in the USA, there are risks that arise because of this, but there are also benefits that are possible. Regulation is needed, but barring an MD and its patient from these procedures simply pushes them outside of the country or into incognito modes. This is where true danger arises, a path to expeditiously and ethically practice should be established where the patient consent is true, and the doctor is enhanced in his practice rather than tied down.

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

  1. 1. Dr. David Coradin University of the Supernatural Miami, Florida Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Biblical Ethics
  2. 2. Stem Cells • What is a Stem Cell • Types of Stem Cells • Illness, Aging, and the Fountain of Youth • Treatments With Adult Stem Cells
  3. 3. Man Body Soul Spirit
  4. 4. “basic functional unit of life”
  5. 5. What is a Stem Cell? “Stem cells are non-specialized cells that have the capacity to become all the different cell types found in the body”
  6. 6. What is a Stem Cell? • From one stem cell the entire human body is formed. • Stem cells are the providers of new cells in the tissues and organs of the body. • Stem cells replace cells that die daily. • They have the capacity to form different types of cells • There are different types of stem cells characterized by the tissue where they are found and by their capacity to differentiate. • Some types are likely to form tumors if used for treatment of illnesses.
  7. 7. Embryonic Stem Cells
  8. 8. Ethics and Morals • “Open discussion” Psalms 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. GOLMI – My Embryo
  9. 9. Adult Stem Cells • They maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. • They can regenerate themselves or differentiatite into the tissue where they are founf. • The do not carry any moral or ethical conditions. • These are not more likely to form tumors than the natural risk present in the healthy population.
  10. 10. Where Can Adult Stem Cells Be Found
  11. 11. Illness and Aging • When you are injure or become sick, your cells die or become disfunctional. • Aging is a manifestation of the internal depletion of stem cells in the body. • Without stem cells the human body cannot survive. • Adult stem cells can be used as treatment for a diverse group of conditions.
  12. 12. Fountain of Youth Telomeres
  13. 13. Stem Cell Treatments • Certified Therapies – Bone marrow transplant – Umbilical cord blood transplant • Innovative Treatments – Autologous activated adult mesenchymal stem cell therapies derived from adipose tissue and bone marrow. – Skin derived iPSC treatments
  14. 14. The Future is Now • Questions?
  15. 15. Homework 1. What is a stem cell, in your own words. 2. What are 2 functions of stem cells, in your own words. 3. How to stem cells relate to God? 4. What are the basic types of stem cells? 5. How does the telomere have anything to do with aging, and what do you propose is the next discovery needed to tap into this?

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