The whole world is currently on the edge of its seat with what could be the biggest health issue humans are facing right now- the Novel Corona Virus or the (2019-nCoV).
The world’s best medical doctors, researchers, and scientists are scrambling for a cure. It is also a known fact that despite the technological advancements that we have in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, we have yet to fully comprehend how to combat new viruses and pandemics that affect the world. The ability of governments to diagnose and detect diseases is still slow, and many rely on private hospitals and clinics for a cure. Because of these reasons, we are slow on creating a vaccine or drug that would combat the Novel Corona Virus.
In an article released by TIME Magazine, it pointed out that several leading coronavirus researchers like Andrew Mesecar or Purdue University are currently looking for a solution. He and his teammates are focused on studying proteins, as well as enzymes they believe could be used to combat the strains of coronavirus. The idea is to replicate some of these in human cells and develop compounds that can inhibit the activity of the coronavirus, to block the virus from causing infection. The idea is to have an IBM Watson of drug discovery. In order to do this, they need to get hold of the sequence information for a new disease-causing virus and feed it through the computer to understand the pattern. While we don’t have the cure yet, scientists and medical researchers are hopeful.
The cure for the 2019-nCov won’t necessarily come out within months, but scientists are looking into new technologies to speed up the process. One of the things that medical researchers are looking into right now is the use of Stem Cells. Stem cells could be coaxed to churn out high volumes of human lung cells in order to study how a virus-like 2019-nCov interacts with them. Doctors would then observe three-dimensional cell culture that recreates a lab dish and its molecular environment. Stem cells are being looked into by scientists as a potential vehicle to safe human testing for the purpose of studying how to defeat the virus.
The advancements in Stem Cell therapy is so impressive, it could soon be the path medical researchers would take to end the fear people are having against the Coronavirus. Scientists are looking into this field because we want to harness the best of science- we have to be forward-thinking if we want to reach a groundbreaking solution. Stem Cell therapy has improved over the years, and it contains much-needed answers and tools that could be used to fight future pandemics, not just the Coronavirus.
Stem cell therapy would help in identifying the source of the virus, as well as the sharing and understanding of the biological samples and genetic sequences.
The Promise of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment
Mesenchymal stem cells and its regenerative properties are showing immense promise. It has the ability to differentiate into diverse cell lineages, leading to heightened interest in the medical community. It is now being looked into as part of cell-based therapies for various diseases including the Novel Coronavirus. Mesenchymal stem cells on several studies had a significant impact in improving liver function in people with liver cirrhosis, it is also proven effective in improving the lung condition of people infected with influenza.
As of the moment, the number of confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus reported by WHO worldwide is already at 362 deaths. Currently, we still do not have any anti-viral treatment that can cure the virus. What hospitals and clinics are doing right now is largely symptomatic treatment paired with organ support for intensive care patients. What we have right now is simply prevention measures and infection control, as well as a screening of travelers.
Our best method of fighting right now is boosting our immune system and making use of existing host-directed therapies that are safe. It includes using metformin, sartans, fibrates, and atorvastin, including the use of nutritional supplements and immunopathology .
There are also numerous ongoing trials right now banking on cellular therapies so we can expand the treatments of seriously ill patients affected by the 2019-nCoV infection.
New Breed of Homo Sapiens
The type of viruses and diseases that the world is suffering from is evolving. There are some viruses right now that could no longer be solved by our current medicines. This is why there is a need to elevate the human mind and body, and this means strengthening and boosting humans to a whole new level.
Award-winning author, producer, humanitarian, musician, and actress Lourdes Duque Baron is getting ready to release the groundbreaking book the New Breed of Homo Sapiens.
This new book will speak about how Stem Cell therapy has changed her entire life and more. New Breed of Homo Sapiens will pave the way for contemporary series of books that would shed light and give an understanding of how the process of aging works. If we are going to fight new and evolved types of viruses- we need to pave the way for futuristic solutions.
The author tackles will also tackle how we can battle aging with the help of stem cell therapy. It also outlines a range of topics that would help readers analyze and expound on human aging and various disorders associated with natural biological processes. While dealing with a scientific subject, Lou Baron chooses to address the readers with a clear and concise type of writing. The goal is to help people understand how stem cell therapy can also change their life.
Baron has studied tirelessly to research and promote advances in stem cell research. “We need to do more,” she said. “Let’s continue to take risks. Let’s tackle the issues. In ways, our music and film communities can do it better than anyone else. There is no challenge, artistic or otherwise, that we can’t meet,” she added.
“I want my readers to fully understand and grasp the importance of this medical breakthrough,” she said. “We are talking about the future generations and the new breed of humans, and I want to bring the knowledge to the public’s doorstep,” she added.
Lourdes Duque Baron is 72 years old, and a woman full of energy and life, she keeps on defying her age and she credits stem cells for it.
“I am living proof that stem cell based therapy really works.” Elucidating how this was the spark that brought about the idea to write, New Breed of Homo Sapiens.
You can also listen to her new song!