The capabilities of cell therapies were highlighted in a recent study published in June 2010 that looked at 2000 (approximately) clinical studies in biomedical research. Because stem cells and stem cell therapy have received a lot of media attention recently, some of it controversial, I’ve decided to talk about stem cells in general, as well as several approaches to stem cell therapy, this month.Learn more by visiting Kansas City stem cell therapy
The stem cell therapies I promote are both legal and simple, especially now that a new nutritional supplement called Stem plex has hit the market, which I’ll talk about later. But first, a little background on the stem cell. A stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that has the ability to renew itself and differentiate into at least three different types of tissue. Embryonic stem cells are cells that can differentiate into any adult cell type and are derived from early-stage embryos. Under a microscope, embryonic stem cells behave consistently, but when injected into the body, they are much less predictable. They may have some research benefits, but their use is debatable, and they are ineffective for actual treatments. In post-fetal animals, adult stem cells can be found. Hematopoietic stem cells, which become red or white blood cells, or mesenchymal stem cells, which can become a variety of tissues including bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, heart, liver, or nerves, are examples of linage-committed stem cells. Bone marrow, fat, brain tissue, and muscles are all sources for adult stem cells. Fat produces the most mesenchymal stem cells of any tissue, while bone marrow and umbilical blood produce more stem cells that will eventually become red or white blood cells. Autologous, allogenic, and xenogenic stem cells are some of the different types of stem cells available. Autologous stem cells are those that come from the same animal as the patient. These are the best for transplanting because there is no risk of rejection. Allogenic stem cells come from the same species as the donor.