The new strategy, according to the experts, will aid in repairing cells harmed by pregnancy-related issues.
The umbilical cord can regenerate stem cells, according to recent studies. During the mouse experiment, the “backpacks” allowed the injured stem cells to develop new blood arteries.
A “new technique” was discovered by Notre Dame University research that can repair injured stem cells and allow them to once more produce new tissues.
The new strategy is based on specially created “nanoparticles” that can store medicine and transport it specifically to stem cells by adhering to the surface of the cells. The investigation found that its diameter is only 150 nanometers. The medication is slowly released from the particles, “making it extremely effective even at very low doses.”
The study’s author, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, stated tht it is smart and effective, adding that each stem cell is like a soldier. It has a plan and understands what to do. However, the “soldiers” we are working with are weak and injured. We are giving them the tools they require to resume productive work by giving them this nanoparticle “backpack“.
During the mouse experiment, the “backpacks” allowed the injured stem cells to develop new blood arteries. Scientists estimate that it could be many years before the new approach is used in healthcare.
The new strategy, according to the researchers, will help to repair cells damaged by pregnancy difficulties, allowing clinicians to “rejuvenate” stem cells rather than discarding them and improving “child’s developmental outcomes.”