Regenerative medicine is one of the recent branches of medical science. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. What if it was possible to harness the power of the body to heal and then accelerate it in a clinically relevant way? What if we could help the body heal better?
The promising field of Regenerative Medicine is working to restore structure and function of damaged tissues and organs. It is also working to create solutions for organs that become permanently damaged. The goal of this medicine is to find a way to cure previously untreatable injuries and diseases.
At least part of the first wave of longevity therapies seems likely to result from research into stem cells and regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine helps natural healing processes to work faster, or to repair missing or damaged tissue that would not ordinarily have regrown. Strategies include transplants of stem cells, the use of scaffold materials, and biochemical orders issued to cells. Regenerative therapies have been demonstrated (in trials or the laboratory) to heal broken bones, bad burns, blindness, deafness, heart damage, nerve damage, Parkinson's disease and other conditions. Work continues to bring these advances to patients.