A Deeper Understanding of Adult Stem Cells

Posted on March 5, 2019 by:

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become specialized cells. And they can replicate rapidly. For example, a stem cell injected into your body could become cartilage, bone, collagen, or some other tissue. There are two major classes of stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and adult stem cells.

Adult stem cells exist throughout the body. They are found inside of different types of tissue. For example, adult stem cells have been found in the brain, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, adipose tissue, skeletal muscles, skin, and the liver. Stem cells play a huge part in the body’s healing process. Stem cell therapies that introduce new stem cells to a particular site (e.g., injecting your own stem cells into your knee to help regrow cartilage) shows tremendous promise.

Stem cell therapy has great potential because your stem cells can be guided to diseased or damaged tissues in your body. Adult stem cells are found in small numbers in most of your tissues, such as your bone marrow or fat. To learn more about Stem Cells and the treatments we can offer with them contact us at 323-285-5300 or info@metromd.net

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