Research and experimentation have been driving progress within the stem cell industry for decades. Despite major advances in stem cell knowledge, current medical approaches still rely heavily on pharmaceuticals and a surgeon’s scalpel. There is irony in the term “modern” medicine, because its central focus has largely been to address symptoms and not underlying medical issues. “Diabetic? No problem, we can regulate your insulin.”
Under our current framework for medicine, regenerative medicine has not played a central role.