As a result of their ability to self-renew and differentiate into different cell types, stem cells have found applications in the treatment of various diseases. Currently, cord blood stem cells are being successfully used and studied for further applications in the following areas.
1.Tissue regeneration: Stem cells find use in repair and restoration of damaged tissues or organs in case of severe injuries and chronic diseases.
2.Disease treatment: These remarkable stem cells have the potential to treat various medical conditions. These include forms of blood cancers as well as various genetic, immune, and metabolic disorders. For instance, the FDA has
approved the treatment of over 80 diseases using cord blood stem cells. Full list provided here.
With ongoing research and developments in the field of stem cells, treatment of various debilitating ailments shows promising results.