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Meet on stem cells held

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In a move to educate the public about stem cells and its complementary therapies, The Medical Park inaugurated a two-day conference — Stem Cell Therapy and Public Education Meeting 2018 — at the Accord Metropolitan Hotel on Sunday. The meeting was attended by doctors and surgeons from various countries, who discussed the various applications of stem cells in medicine.

A. Jeya Prakash, plastic surgeon and age management consultant from The Medical Park, said stem cells are an option to consider for long-term clinical trials for the treatment of autism.

He added that there is a need to have a multidisciplinary approach to treat autism and at the same time, study the root of this intellectual disability and address the primary requirements.

“Children with autism must first be given proper occupational therapy and nutrition. The therapeutic potential of neurosteroids must be studied. The transfusion of stem cells must be the last step,” said Dr. Jeya Prakash.

“Stem cells help improve the skin, gets rid of fine lines and can help recreate breasts after cancer. This will soon be the future of medicine,” said Cindy Jackson, an aesthetic consultant based in London.

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