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Extracellular Matrix Pig Powder and Stem Cells Create Organs and Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Updated on June 30, 2016
Pigs make creation of new organs easy for surgical transplantation in desperate cases.
Pigs make creation of new organs easy for surgical transplantation in desperate cases. | Source

Stem Cells and Pig Powders

Since the early 2010s, medical treatments using stem cells have been available that do not require the use of

  • cloned human fetuses,
  • test tube grown embryos, or
  • stem cells taken from miscarried or aborted fetuses.

New techniques of cell extraction involve using cells from a patient's own bone marrow.

Self donations from skin areas and other parts of the body have been examined, but the bone marrow seems most promising as a donor site in the 2010s.

These cells are found to have the ability to differentiate and become cells that will grow into other tissues and organs that the patient needs.

A second type of medical treatment developed a "fan following" of sorts in 2011 after televised documentaries featured the use of powdered pig bladders and intestines in growing new human tissues.

Simply explained, a biodegradable matrix representing human tissue or an organ is prepared and placed into a patient where it is needed and is then covered with the powdered material. The matrix dissolves as the new tissue or organ becomes fully grown --This is almost as simple as taking a pill to grow a kidney, as shown in the 1986 film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Take a Pill and Call Me in the Morning.

New techniques of cell extraction involve using cells from a patient's own bone marrow.

Advanced age in a patient is not a drawback to this powdered pig treatment, shown in one of the first news documentaries of this procedure. A new organ was grown in a 76-year-old man that needed a new esophagus that had been destroyed by cancer and subsequent surgery. It seemed a miracle to grow a new body part and the procedure, recovery, and aftermath were successful.

Heart Disease and Diabetes Types I and II are conditions that can be treated with the two medical technologies described above. However, the treatments are not widely available. An Ohio gentleman in his early 50s heard of the matrix and powder method that could be effective in his case, but found that it took extraordinary efforts to obtain the treatment.

Donor-organ transplants and newer organ growing and transplantation are at odds. The former stands to become a very big business and the latter may lure away business into less invasive procedures that do not involve organ and tissue rejection.

A New Finger in Just Four Weeks

Funding and Hope In Stem Cells

Medical and biotechnology businesses are expanding and adding new ventures in America in the 2010s and funding is available for them. In fact bioengineers and biotechnologists are in increasingly higher demand as time progresses.

Fate Therapeutics is quite active in the arena of stem cell research and development. This is a company headquartered in San Diego that has accumulated qualified personnel and a useful base of knowledge in stem cell biology. The company has been active in developing experimental drugs that can manipulate human stem cells to grow into tissues needed to treat patients that suffer form cancers, Type I and II diabetes, and a range of other conditions and diseases. These include muscular degeneration.

Fate has developed a product separate from stem cells that can be used to influence stem cell behaviors. This is ProHema which uses a molecule to treat hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants. This procedure has proven to strengthen hematopoietic reconstruction in cancer patients.

In autumn 2012, Fate gained an additional $9.2 million to use for further developing ProHema and bringing it into common medical use for the saving of many lives. Fate also provides services to the US Army in developing new and better eye treatments.

Fate is a fairly new company, started in 2007 in San Diego, Seattle, and Boston, with headquarters in the California facilities. Leadership raised $15 million in 2008 and $35 million in 2009 for developmental research.

Reference: Retrieved August 24, 2012.

According to the company website, Fate is working on other medical programs as well. One is very promising for use in correcting ischemic diseases (blood flow interruption) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Other programs are involved in skeletal muscle regeneration (important in Muscular Dystrophy and cancer as well as other diseases and conditions), treatments and cures for Diabetes Types I and II, tissue regeneration in heart attack, and restoration of hearing. This is all vital work that can increase the overall healthcare quality in America.

Stem Cells
Stem Cells | Source

Bone Marrow Stem Cells For Self Donation

Muscular Dystrophy and Fate

Since many former donors to the Muscular Dystrophy Association withdrew their support after Jerry Lewis was removed from his promotion, planning, and hosting duties suddenly in September 2011, they are looking for other entities associated with Muscular Dystrophy Research and Treatment for their donations.

Fate Therapeutics might be one of the best companies to receive donations toward the fight against MD. Their professionals are already developing treatments for Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy with success and are ready to do more. At this time, there is no feature for donations on their website, but the company can be contacted at:

Fate Therapeutics: in San Diego, Seattle, and Boston.

MDA ousted Jerry Lewis after 59 years on the fear that he might expose areas of funding and research that might be streamlined or improved. Speculation ran high in 2011 that too small a percentage of donations were funneled to actual research. However, we never heard anything from Jerry about MDA after his ouster. A group of West Coast comedians raised fund for Muscular Dystrophy research and found a company to accept their donation.

Jerry Lewis showed that medical and scientific research need not rely on government funding to endure or succeed. MDA produced several new and effective treatment, diagnostic,and preventive measures during his 59 years of promotion.

Which company or agency will do the most to cure neuromuscular diseases in the 2010s?

Look for Ty Warner and other successful businessmen to support and promote these medical procedures that save money as well as time and lives.

Beanie Babies Are Interested

Recently in late summer of 2012, Mr. Ty Warner of the Beanie Babies empire was out driving and stopped to ask directions form a young woman by the side of the road. She was sitting near traffic lanes in order to collect donations to amount to the $20,000 she needed to obtain the bone marrow stem cell procedure outlined above in another country. She could not find a physician that would treat her in America. By the end of the day, Mr. Warner had donated the money to her.

Look for Ty Warner and other successful businessmen to support and promote these medical procedures that save money as well as time and lives.


Wounded Warriors Treated Successfully With Pig Powder

Nicknames PIXIE DUST, the pig bladder powder has been used successfully in restoring tissues in mangled limbs of US and British soldiers in Afghanistan. If not for the magic dust, their limbs would have been amputated.

Pig intestines and bladders contain extracellular matrix, which is mostly collagen. This simple substance saved the arms of legs of many soldiers afflicted by roadside bombs.

One soldier with a mangled leg said: It was so quick that you could almost see it growing and filling the hole where I was blasted. ...The Extra Cellular membrane had not only made muscle but also built nerves. I could feel my limb tingling as the new tissues grew.

Could this treatment be used in cases of spinal cord injury such as that of Christopher Reeve. After years of intensive and expensive daily treatment and therapy, he regained feeling in his hands and was able to take a few steps before he died of infections his body was no longer strong enough to fight. Could Pixie Dust speed this time to recovery? The scientists at Wright State University in Ohio should take a look at this and perhaps add pixie dust to their electromechanical and biofeedback techniques for regrowing spinal cords.

Similarly, Pixie Dust might be used to regrow muscles in Muscular Dystrophy patients in the future.



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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      If our people of America want these treatments, they should begin to talk about hem more frequently and contact the doctors that provide these treatments. The gentleman in Ohio sent dozens of messages to the doctor he saw on TV until he received answers and eventually, successful treatment. Some of these treatments do not even require incisions.

    • Kulsum Mehmood profile image

      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Most modern concept of organ re-generation. If this is successful then many terminally ill patients would have a hope of leading a better and normal life with organ re-generation. Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      An inordinate amount of time, pin, and sickness might be avoided with these treatments. Curing Type I Diabetes would be a major miracle to most sufferers - and Muscular Dystrophy? - grow new muscles. We need these treatments to be more easily available in USA.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Absolutely fascinating, Patty! It could unlock so many treatments. And the story of Ty Warner...good for him. Makes me want to buy a beanie baby just to support him. :) Thank you for this!