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Regenerative Medicine
Tissue engineering is a combination of biomedical science and engineering to regenerate cells, tissues, and organs. It encompasses a multidisciplinary approach toward the development of biological materials to restore and maintain normal functions in diseased or injured tissues. Compared to conventional therapy using drugs, tissue engineering is more effective because tissues with scaffold efficiently deliver cells and drugs. Tissue engineering includes three components including cells, biologically active factors, and biomaterials. Combination of these components enables the scaffolding for cell proliferation and differentiation, the isolation and culture of cells, the delivery system for nucleic acids and proteins. Development of these key technologies will assist and accelerate the regeneration of defective and damaged tissues.Regenerative medicine is an increasingly expanding area of research that may provides new way of treatments for diseases and injuries that conventional medicines cannot effectively cure. This new approach has become a new therapeutic strategy. The basic principle of cell therapy is to restore functions of tissues and organs that has been lost due to damage or disease by replacing damaged cells with new healthy cells through transplantation. For instance, it could be radical new therapies for severe neurodegenerative disorders including spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease, and stroke. Several strategies are currently being investigated, cell therapies derived from autologous primary cell isolates, cell therapies derived from established cell lines, cell therapies derived from a variety of stem cells, including mesenchymal stem cells, cord blood stem cells, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells as well as cells, tissues and organs from genetically modified animals.
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