Stem Cells and the Autism Spectrum Disorder | Smart Stem Plus

The answers to the questions you are asking yourself


In recent years many parents have been encouraged to collect their baby's stem cells, thanks to the results of research and possible applications that we are being made aware of every day.


The use of stem cells as a treatment in the Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has been of special interest. Here we want to answer the main questions that parents ask themselves today: 

Are there encouraging results in the studies conducted for the treatment of this disease with Stem Cells?

Yes, in the study carried out recently by the scientific team of Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA) where umbilical cord stem cells from the patient were used, an improvement of 70% of the 25 children attending was observed. These improvements were related to their behavior, communication and socialization skills.


How do Stem Cells work in the Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Their performance is considered mainly from the cellular regeneration aspect. There is a high prevalence of autoimmune phenomena in people with ASD and in their families.


Can this therapy be recommended at this time?

The results have been very positive, in fact, Phase II of the study has already begun. However, this treatment cannot be considered definitive and recommendable for any patient. The research is at a very early stage to offer universal conclusions and assure safety.


What should the scientific team of this study specify?

  • The exact dosage of stem cells required.

  • The time in which it should be administered and the ideal place.

  • Side effects.


How much longer for this study to be recommended for the entire population? 

A clinical study usually goes through 4 Phases and until after the third is when the conclusions regarding its safety and efficacy in humans are shown to the regulatory authorities such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the USA), who has the responsibility to approve the treatment so that it can be available to the general population. This study is at the beginning of Phase II, which aims to demonstrate its safety and will last approximately a couple of years. During the second phase, the number of people will increase and their results will be compared with those of other treatments to evaluate their successes and side effects.


In light of the results of these studies would the storage of Stem Cells be recommended?

Yes, stem cell therapy makes us hope for the future. Everything points to what will be the great alternative of cellular and regenerative medicine, especially to treat diseases that until now have seemed incurable.


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Source: Carlos E. Orellana Ayala, "Stem Cells and Autism: A Dangerous Intervention Today", in Autismo Diario, November 14, 2017, autism-an-intervention-dangerous-day-today /.


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