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Stem Cell

Stem cells are human cells that develop into many different cell types in the body. The two main forms of stem cells are embryonic stem cells (these cells result from an in vitro fertilization procedure) and adult stem cells (these cells come from fully developed tissues such as the brain, skin, and bone marrow). The stem cells divide into daughter cells under favorable conditions in the body or a laboratory. They help repair, restore, replace, and regenerate cells. The stem cells nowadays used to treat diseases are hematopoietic stem cells. They are the adult stem cells found in the bone marrow.

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What is the best treatment for Burkitt's lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My 60 year old uncle is diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. His report¬†says MYC-IGH fusion signal was detected in 45 % of the cells. The sample is positive for t(8;14). Could you please suggest whether it is curable and if it is curable then what is the best treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to He needs to be admitted urgently to a tertiary care hospital where specialists such as hematologist, oncologist, etc. will be available. An early initiation of chemotherapy with R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxy daunomycin, Oncovin, Prednisolone) regim...  Read Full »

Is stem cell preservation useful? Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old pregnant woman. I just wanted to know if stem cell preservation will be a useful thing to do as I do not have enough clarity on this. On what basis should I decide if I should say yes or no? We do not have anyone suffering from any genetic conditions as such in our fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Regarding your questions about whether stem cell preservation is a useful thing, my answer is no since you or any of your family members do not have any genetic disease or possible malignancy. Do not bother to keep any stem cells. I h...  Read Full »

I want to know about stem cells and tissue engineering. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female who came across terms like regenerative medicine, regeneration, stem cells, and tissue engineering. These terms look so heavy to me that I am eager to understand each of these concepts in detail. Could you provide explanations for each term and elaborate on ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here is an overview of each term and how they relate to medical practices and advancements. Regenerative medicine: Regenerative medicine is a field of medicine that focuses on repairing or replacing damaged tissues or organs in the body. It uses a variety of approach...  Read Full »

Is my newborn's stem cell report cause for concerning?

Query: Hello doctor,My younger son was born this month, weighing 5.291 pounds through a cesarean delivery. We took the opportunity to collect his stem cells for preservation during the delivery. Today, I received the report via email and have attached it. Could you kindly review it to check if there are an...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. Based on this report, the current findings appear normal for the child's age. However, the lab is uncertain about the presence of HbS (sickle cells). Confirmation can only be obtained after th...  Read Full »

How to find out whether the stem cell sample is futile or not?

Query: Hello doctor, I preferred for stem cell preservation of my baby at a private stem cell bank. Now, after 3 months, I received a mail stating that despite our best efforts the isolation and expansion of mesenchymal stem cells were unsuccessful primarily due to no growth. The customer care replied that...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. Stem cells are difficult to decontaminate as they do not have any supporting cells to fight like white blood cells in our body. No antibiotics can be used. It is difficult to talk about negligence, as many factors influence,...  Read Full »

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