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HE STEM CELL TYPES WE USE FOR RECOVERY

There are as many stem cell types in the human body as there are kinds of fish in the sea. Each of them has their use in regenerative medicine, but the stem cell types we primarily use to treat our patients are pluripotent stem cells, multipotent stem cells, and platelet rich plasma. These stem cell types have unique properties, but all can be harnessed from your body to speed healing and restore tissue. Here's how they each work. INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS Pluripotent stem cells are the most [...]

July 9th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRP INJECTIONS VS. A CORTISONE SHOT?

Those suffering from chronic pain have more treatment options than ever before. While Platelet-rich plasma therapy is swiftly gaining mainstream notice for it's safe and effective treatment of long-term pain, many doctors will still recommend traditional cortisone injections first. But what are the main differences between PRP injections and cortisone treatments? Which is safer and more effective? The answers are complex, and while they'll both provide pain relief, there are some pretty major differences in how they go about it. Ultimately, consult a trained medical professional before undergoing [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

CHIMERAS ARE NO MYTH WITH STEM CELLS

In Greek mythology, the chimera was a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and a serpent for a tail. However, in real life, chimeras are any organism that possess two different sets of DNA. For instance, a twin that absorbs their sibling in utero or the recipient of a bone marrow transplant often become chimeras naturally because of the changes to their body's cells. Human animal chimeras have been a big part of scientific research for decades, with lab mice often genetically [...]

June 26th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

CAN FASTING IMPROVE YOUR INTESTINAL STEM CELLS?

Fasting diets are all the rage right now, with a variety of studies proclaiming all the magnificent health benefits that can be gained from abstaining from food for over 24 hours at a time. However, one particularly novel study from MIT claims that in addition to swift weight loss and lower blood pressure, a 24-hour fast can "turn back the clock" on your intestinal stem cells' functions. As you grow older, your body's stem cells slowly lose their ability to regenerate tissue and their replenishment also begins to [...]

June 18th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

CAN THIS PEN PRINT STEM CELLS?

Imagine a simple, handheld device, really no larger than a highlighter, that could heal injuries and repair joints using stem cells? Such a stem cell joint repair device is being developed right now by a research team from the University of Wollongong and St. Vincent's Hospital in Australia. The "biopen" is essentially a handheld 3D printer that uses stem cells from the host to repair cartilage injuries by using "bioink" to create a 3D scaffold over the injured joint, basically a blueprint from which the stem cells will [...]

June 11th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments