Source: Verywell Health
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to multiply and develop into different types of tissue. In the developmental stages of a fetus, stem cells are plentiful. However, in adulthood, stem cells are restricted to specific tasks of regenerating a few types of cells, such as blood cells. There are not normally stem cells found in cartilage tissue, and therefore there is little capacity to heal or regrow new cartilage.
Source: Drug Target Review
Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute, UK and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Portugal have identified a group of latent stem cells the central nervous system. In their study, which was recently published in Developmental Cell, they tested how these cells respond in healthy mice and those with spinal cord injuries.
Source: Baltimore Magazine
Whether you’re an athlete, labor worker, or have a history of orthopedic injury, chronic pain can negatively affect your daily activities, disrupt sleep, and even cause depression. The good news is, there’s an innovative procedure using the body’s own healing powers that can provide long-term pain relief when traditional methods no longer work.
Source: News Medical Life Sciences
Regenerative medicine is a new field of medicine in which orthopedic surgeons aim to move away from replacement and toward joint preservation. Using orthobiologics, we can provide your body with the cells, materials, and stimulation it needs to heal without you ever going under the knife.
Recent advancements in stem cell technology open a new door for patients suffering from diseases and disorders that have yet to be treated. Stem cell-based therapy, including human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), has recently emerged as a key player in regenerative medicine.
Scientists hope to one day find a cure for AS. Until then, researchers are studying new ways to manage this chronic inflammatory condition. Get the facts about stem cell therapy for ankylosing spondylitis.
Source: Managed Healthcare Executive
Violaine Harris, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with Tisch MS Research Center of New York, discusses new research that shows stem cell treatments can improve disability in patients with MS.