The human body is just a marvellous mechanism endowed with a self-healing function. Recovering process can be made thanks to the stem cells. Using them in a treatment allows curing auto immunological illnesses like leukaemia or Parkinson disease. But the medical process is nowadays long and difficult. Using the blockchain technology can make stem cell treatment much more available for any patient in need.
When I read about the ICO of a project dealing with stem cells I was more than confused. What do they mean by the stem cell? What is that? How to use them? From where to take it? And finally, how to combine such as narrow medical issue with crypto markets? These questions were popping up to my mind when I heard about the Stem Cell Innovations’ project for the first time. The official project’s website https://scia.io/index.html delivered me such a stem cell explanation; “stem cells have the ability to regenerate, repair, and replenish other cells, which provides hope for the possibility of replacing diseased cells”. These unique features allow them to cure many genetic and autoimmunological problems.
According to the Wikipedia article about stem cells https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell , diseases and conditions where stem cell treatment is being investigated include:
Stroke and traumatic brain injury repair
Learning disability due to a congenital disorder
Spinal cord injury repair
Replace missing teeth
Restore vision and repair damage to the cornea
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Male infertility due to the absence of spermatogonial stem cells
For today the most obvious use of stem cell is a bone marrow transplant, which has been successfully conducted for the first time exactly 50 years ago (1968) on siblings with severe combined immunodeficiency. And from that day it appears to be a very common operation which saved thousands of lives.
In 1978 in human cord blood stem cells have been discovered. 40 years later, private banks offering to keep the baby blood for years in case of a disease possible to be cured with own cells are popping out like mushrooms after the rain. In many countries, public initiatives of cord blood usage are doing a good job promoting this field of medicine. But the cord blood is just an example. Human fat cells can be also successfully used in a stem cell treatment.
Many countries have already moved beyond the research phases related to cutting-edge stem cell therapies including South Korea, Singapore, China, Mexico, Germany, Israel, Ukraine, Austria, Turkey, Thailand, India, Spain, and Switzerland. Very likely in nearest future this list will be significantly extended.
So this was the brief stem cell explanation. But how it can be connected with a blockchain? Stem Cell Innovation an US based company wants to launch a mobile application to support people ongoing stem cell treatment. The app will provide user such functions like:
Buying Cord Blood Services
Purchasing Medical Supplies
Acquiring Synthetic Stem Cells
(discounted, which could save up to 70% of market price)
Paying online app annual memebership fees for professionals (doctors) and discounted memberships for medical students.
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Conducting DNA Enthnicity Tests
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