Stem Cell Therapy and Skin Care

Our skin is full of cells called fibroblasts which contain growth factors that help keep the skin rejuvenated by producing collagen. Fibroblasts decrease as we age and in turn, the number of growth factors decreases as well. The decrease in growth factors combined with environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution can lead to skin that becomes wrinkled, loses elasticity …

Treating Osteoarthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

More than 3 million people in the United States alone suffer from Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when cartilage, the protective tissue between bones, wears down over time until there is next to nothing left. The most common joints to suffer this painful fate include those in the knees, hips, back, hands and neck. Osteoarthritis primarily affects …

Patching Up a Broken Heart with Stem Cells

A new study shows tremendous promise for patients suffering from heart failure. The study was conducted on 27 patients whose heart failure therapy had still not resolved their symptoms and extracted their own stem cells from the thigh muscle of each patient. The extracted stem cells were then formed into a sheet and placed on each patient’s heart. Researchers then …

Adult Stem Cells Could Offer Hope for Healing Without the Controversy

Stem cell therapy has been a source of much controversy in the medical community in the past, but research into adult stem cell treatments show promise of potential healing through the use of a patient’s own adult cells. Unlike embryonic stem cells, there’s no controversy around adult stem cells because no ethical concerns are required for their use.