Recently published research from the Yale University Cancer Center has evaluated the effect of a stem cell’s surrounding area on whether or not the cell will grow or die. The scientists, led by Kailin R. Mesa, observed stem cells on a hair follicle using live microscopic imaging to determine that the environment in which the stem cell is located plays a critical role in the fate of that cell. Mesa’s team also observed that stem cells contain a feeding mechanism to rid the skin area of dead cells.
The ability to regulate whether or not stem cells will continue to divide is invaluable in the medical field. By learning which environments encourage stem cells to grow or stop growing, scientists can alter the cellular environment of an injury to incite cellular regeneration, or change the niche of cancer cells to limit tumor growth. Now that they have a better understanding of how stem cells function in vivo [inside the body], researchers can ensure better outcomes for patients.
As personalized regenerative medicine advances, autologous stem cells will become an invaluable resource to families and individuals who seek to ensure that they will have access to the best in medical care should the need for it arise. One of the most convenient and affordable sources for recovering and banking your own stem cells is dental stem cells. To learn more about how to bank dental stem cells for use in future therapies and treatments, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
To view the full article, click here.
The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Now.™