An alveolar cleft is the most common congenital bone defect. This systematic review aimed to investigate the use of stem cells for alveolar cleft repair and summarize the outcomes of clinical research studies.
One of the most promising approaches to replacing sick or damaged cells with healthy cells is cellular reprogramming, whereby one cell type in our body converts to another cell type. Research has uncovered new ways to improve the cellular reprogramming efficiency, unlocking potential for cellular repair therapies.
Source: The Scientist
The mechanical environment—how elastic the underlying substance is—influences what type of cells MSCs go on to become. Less elastic, stiff substrates promote differentiation into bone, while soft substrates favor fat.
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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your body’s own natural healing and regenerative ingredient, which may help to accelerate the healing of your injured knee. As a safe and non-invasive treatment, you can choose over traditional surgery, PRP has successfully treated many conditions and injuries, including many sports-related injuries.
Source: Unicameral Update
Nebraskans would have to agree in writing to receive certain stem cell therapies under a bill heard Jan. 21 by the Health and Human Services Committee.
Dr. Matthew Varacallo pioneered the innovative Fertilized ACL technique along with Dr. Chad Lavender, an orthopedic surgeon at Marshall University in West Virginia. Currently, they are the only two surgeons in the US using the technique when performing ACL reconstruction surgery.
Source: Science Daily
The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving advances on Earth by facilitating the rapid mass production of stem cells.