Is Stem Cell Still the Future of Medicine?

Stem Cell

Stem Cell Stem cell therapy remains to be one big puzzle in medicine. While it is present as a cure to several conditions, research and debate is still ongoing. Many groups oppose the development of this medical revolution. But, in the end, sense and science prevailed.

It’s noteworthy that many countries work individually to further and ultimately establish stem cell therapy as a proven medical procedure. For people with many debilitating diseases, stem cell might be the treatment they’ve been waiting for to happen.

Look at how different countries try to unlock the secret to a universally effective stem cell therapy:

1. United States

As one of the scientific spearheads, the US will always be involved in the advancement of stem cell therapy. Even if the government limits the funding for research, they don’t halt private, state and local funding. This is why institutions such as the Hogue Clinic and other medical establishments continue the research albeit individually.

Just recently, Salk Institute in California is able to recreate healthy cells from a sample specimen from a patient with mitochondrial disease. This is a giant step in stem cell research, just as the discovery of atomic fission let humans harness nuclear power.

2. Germany

The most important country in the European Union, sadly, isn’t doing much to advance stem cell. Just months ago, the IQWiG found that findings in stem cell therapy for myeloma is inconclusive.

3. South Korea

This East Asian nation is a leading light in stem cell therapy. They may overtake America as the authority in stem cell. In the last few years, South Korean scientists produce stem cells consistently that perfect match to all genders, races and so forth. Thanks to their flexible policies about scientific research, there’s nothing stopping the advancement of stem cell therapy in this country.

4. Spain

Another EU entry, Spain has more relaxed laws about stem cell research. Parents with kids with incurable illnesses are able to donate tissue samples. It’s still not a primary treatment, but at least they are doing something.

Today, it’s undeniable that stem cell research is still a matter of debate. Nonetheless, when the US, South Korea and other countries with means continue the study, it won’t be far until humans finally find the solution to eradicating terminal diseases.