Stem Cells Have GPS to Generate Proper Nerve Cells

One of the main questions in stem cell therapy is how the injected cells "know" to find their way into the specific parts of the body where they are needed. The most common example of stem cells homing is during bone marrow transplant. In this situation donor stem cells are administered to the recipient intravenously, [...]

2010-05-12T17:23:40+00:00May 12th, 2010|News, Stem Cell Research|

Stem Cells Don’t have to be Alive to Be Beneficial

The use of stem cells in patients who have poor circulation is well-known.  In fact, the first use of stem cells for conditions other than blood disorders was in patients who were undergoing bypass surgery.  Usually patients undergo bypass because of advanced atherosclerosis that is inhibiting the flow of blood to the heart muscle.  Despite [...]

2010-04-30T17:55:51+00:00April 30th, 2010|Heart Disease, News, Stem Cell Research|