Dr. Mildred C. Embree and her team at the Columbia College of Dental Medicine have discovered stem cells that can facilitate the growth of cartilage and repair damaged joints. The fibrocartilage found in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the jaw bone does not readily regrow or heal itself – hence, researchers worked to manipulate the stem cells that reside in the TMJ to regenerate cartilage and repair the joint.
Dr. Jeremy Mao, a member of the team [and StemSave’s Chief Scientific Advisor] stated, “The implications of these findings are broad, including for clinical therapies. They suggest that molecular signals that govern stem cells may have therapeutic applications for cartilage and bone regeneration.” According to Dr. Embree, “The findings could lead to strategies for repairing fibrocartilage in other joints, including the knees and vertebral discs.”
As this study demonstrates, advances in the understanding and manipulation of stem cells will lead to therapies to treat currently difficult and intractable conditions – such as degradation of the TMJ. We believe the best stem cells to use will be the patient’s own [autologous] as this negates the need to find a suitable donor and eliminates the chances of rejection of the transplanted cells. To learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells to insure your future health, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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