How do new medical discoveries come about? Sometimes thorough sheer determination to make things better! Case-in-point: As a farm boy member of the 4-H Dr. Steenblock took their motto, “Make the Best, Better” to heart and made it his motif as he considered new angles on treating the many diseases and medical conditions that routinely crossed his path each day. One recent example: Dr. Steenblock observed that oftentimes the bone marrow of older people does not have what it takes to effect healing; stems cells in it are, in fact, sluggish and, well…..old. They “drag” rather than “hop to it” when it comes to answering the call to heal and restore diseased or damaged tissue. On-the-other-hand, stem cells in the bone marrow of people under 40 is typically vital enough to readily facilitate healing. The challenge for Dr. Steenblock (then) was to find a way to “revitalize” the bone marrow of people over the age of forty. To make them better.
As Dr. Steenblock pondered “old” bone marrow stem cells, it occurred to him that mobilizing large numbers of these “grandpa-grandma” cells from the marrow should prompt the marrow to create new, likely more vibrant replacements. To test this theory he came up with a combined drug and applied medical technology protocol that included the injection of a specific FDA approved colony stimulating factor drug for five consecutive days. What he discovered was that patient stem cell numbers shot up to as much as 10 times what has been true prior to their course of treatment! And when he harvested this numerically superior stem cell-rich bone marrow and gave it back to patients by IV, their healing response was consistent with what he saw in much younger folks. Of course, the sheer gain in stem cell numbers likely accounts for some of this, though Dr. Steenblock is convinced the increased healing curve also reflects gains in stem cell vigor or vitality.
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