Researchers for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Southern California are analyzing a precursory treatment for injuries utilizing stem cells in the blood. When an injury occurs in the body, idle cells in the blood are alerted to respond. After the injury occurs, a hepatocyte growth factor activator (HGFA) is shown to alert blood stem cells all over the body to respond and make the repairs, accelerating the healing process. By alerting these stem cells prior to injury, stem cell treatments could anticipate injuries and heal them more quickly in people who are in injury-prone professions.
According to Dr. Joseph T. Rodgers, lead author of the study and professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. "Our research shows that by priming the body before an injury, you can speed the process of tissue repair and recovery, similar to how a vaccine prepares the body to a fight infection," adding, "We believe this could be a therapeutic approach to improve recovery in situations where injuries can be anticipated such as surgery, combat or sports."
Advances in stem cell based regenerative treatments are creating more effective treatment options for patients suffering from a wide variety of disease, trauma and injury. To learn more about stem cells, and how families can bank their own valuable stem cells by recovering the very powerful dental pulp stem cells during routine dental procedures; such as wisdom teeth extractions or the during the loss of baby teeth, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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