In a recently published article, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center [DKFZ] have detailed the risks of stress-induced stem cell activation to cause DNA damage. Stressful events within the body drive adult stem cells into high energy states of rapid cell division and DNA synthesis to produce blood or repair damaged tissue. But since the transition from dormancy to executing these complicated functions is so abrupt, DNA is more likely to be damaged, resulting in cell death or harmful mutations.
Typically, stem cells can avoid or correct errors in DNA replication, but the researchers theorize that over-exposure to stress increases the probability of DNA damage going undetected. Over time, the damage can manifest as cancer and other diseases later in life. This new insight into the relationship between stress and stem cell activation has given the scientists an opportunity to better understand these diseases, and demonstrate how a healthy lifestyle with less physiological stress can reduce the risk of damaged stem cells, aging, and cancer.
The DKFZ’s research is an example of how scientists are gaining insights that will facilitate more effective stem cell treatments leading to better outcomes. To learn more about the value of preserving your own mesenchymal stem cells for use in future therapies and how to bank your own stem cells through a non-evasive and affordable method by recovering your dental pulp stem cells, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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