What is own (autologous) stem cells
Stem – is the basic cells of the body. Being the basis, they can turn into cells of any organ, tissue or system. In humans, they play the role of “spare parts”, taking part in the restoration of damaged elements. Since the volume of stem cells is limited, there is a need for their special selection.
Stem cells are obtained from the bone marrow or circulatory system. They can also be extracted from cord blood if it was collected and stored in a cryobank. Autologous stem cells are completely safe for the patient, since their introduction does not cause an immunological response. In contrast, allogeneic donor cells can be rejected by the immune system if they are “recognized” as alien. To avoid this, it is necessary to select a donor with good compatibility, which is quite difficult.
When in medicine began to use stem cells
The first stem cell transplant was performed by Dr. Don Thomas in 1969 while attempting to treat leukemia. His experience was a success, for which the doctor was later awarded the Nobel Prize. The essence of cell therapy is that it contributes to the rapid renewal or restoration of one or another organ, system, completely replacing diseased cells with healthy ones, with full-fledged functionality.
Stem cells, in addition to the treatment of autism, are now widely used in the treatment of anemia, leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, hereditary diseases of platelets and red blood cells, the immune system, various syndromes, difficult treatment, stroke and many other complex pathologies.
Own stem cell use for autism correction
Cell therapy is successfully used to treat autologous disorders. The majority of patients who underwent it have the following improvements:
- Normalization of digestion
- Increased visual interest, the ability to fix the look longer
- Adequate behavior in society and at home
- Decreased fear
- Improving verbal skills
- Increased brain activity
- High attention span, etc.
Prospects for the development of own stem cell therapy
Worldwide doctors are constantly working to improve the technology of using cell therapy to treat many diseases. As for autism, scientists give an encouraging prognosis based on the many positive results of treatment. It is expected that in the near future, doctors will be able to completely relieve the patient of autism through own stem cell therapy.