Adult stem cells are within each of us
We all have them.
Adult stem cells exist within every human body and hold the untapped
potential to rescue tissues and organs that have been injured by disease.
These cells can be collected from excess fat, bone marrow, hair follicles,
dental pulp, skeletal muscle and other sources. Cord blood provides yet another
source of adult stem cells; these cells have been successfully used to treat
many conditions. Scientists are perfecting the ability to prepare donated stem
cells to be injected into patients to repair damaged and diseased tissue.
It's already working.
Research from adult stem cells has already produced successful therapies
for certain cancers. The clinical applications of adult stem cells are years
ahead of embryonic stem cell research; however, the true healing power of adult
stem cells has yet to be fully realized because of insufficient funding.