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Stem cell use
Most recently, a large center for the harvesting and storage of stem cells has opened in Yekaterinburg. They are actively used in oncohematology, regenerative therapy (heart attack, stroke, diabetes mellitus, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune diseases, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis), in thermal and chemical burns, and in aesthetic medicine. However, the future of the “cell factory” is still uncertain. The fact is that this area of medicine still does not have a sufficient legislative base in Russia, and scientific research is practically not funded. Continue reading
Unusual Diseases: Aarskog Syndrome
Aarskog syndrome, also known as Aaskorg – Scott syndrome, or faciesigiogenital dysplasia, is a very rare hereditary disease: it occurs in one person in a million. It manifests itself with pathological changes of the face, bones, genitals. Mainly men suffer from this disease, women are carriers of this pathology, and in them it can manifest only in a mild form. Continue reading
Unusual Diseases: Stone Man Syndrome
The stone man’s syndrome in medicine is called progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia, or Müncheimer’s disease. This is a genetic pathology that is caused by a mutation of the gene responsible for bone formation. Its essence lies in the fact that the patient ligaments and muscles turn into bones, as a result, a person ossifies or stiffens. Hence the name – stone man syndrome.
This disease is known since the end of the XVII century, then it was first described. The disease is extremely rare. Now, according to various sources, there are 600, 800 or 2500 patients in the world. Continue reading