PINE-GROWTH MEDICINE is booming in Canada.
A growing number of patients are seeking treatments that have been shown to help them live longer.
But many of the treatments that are available for pain and arthritis have side effects, and are expensive.
To combat that, some researchers are looking at using stem cells derived from animals.
“We want to see what is happening with the stem cells that are growing in the human body,” says Dr. Mark Zolna, a professor of medical genetics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, who specializes in the study of human stem cells.
And they’re looking at several different methods.
One is to use a method called somatic stem cell transfer, which allows stem cells to be transferred from one patient to another.
Another is to grow stem cells from mice and try to create stem cells in them.
Zolana says this method is better suited for pain treatment.
“This is the type of tissue that’s a target area for pain management,” he says.
“If you can’t get a tissue from a patient and then you can get a stem cell from a mouse, it’s not going to do the job.
So that’s where we’re starting to get into this.”
The idea behind somatic transfer is that if a patient has a tumor, the cells can be passed from the patient to a new patient.
“And the stem cell that you’re getting from the mouse can be used to regenerate that tissue,” Zolanta says.
This way, a patient could be able to regain a foot or knee or something similar.
Another technique is to harvest stem cells by getting a patient to carry a tumor in their body for as long as possible.
Zola says this technique has been successful in several studies, and he’s optimistic that this method will continue to grow.
He says it is important to remember that stem cells do not have to be made from an animal.
They can be derived from a person’s own cells, which can be either a tumor or healthy tissue.
The goal is to get a patient as close to being the patient as possible, which may mean having the stem or tissue removed.
There are also other ways researchers are trying to develop treatments that do not require surgery.
A new research group, called the Transplantation Institute of Canada, is using stem cell technology to create new versions of certain types of blood vessels in people with coronary artery disease.
They’re hoping to create a new type of blood vessel that is less likely to be damaged by a blood clot.
The research is ongoing.
Researchers are also exploring stem cell therapy for cancers.
Some researchers are developing a treatment that works to fight Parkinson’s disease.
And Zolenna says there are a number of research groups using stem-cell therapy to treat conditions that are not well understood.
“The most common problem is that it’s difficult to develop new treatments for a condition that we’ve not yet discovered,” Zola said.
“You can’t develop a cure for a disease you’ve not discovered.
So it’s a difficult disease to develop a treatment for.”