In a recently published study from the Queen Mary University of London, scientists discovered a connection between the length of cilia [hair-like projections for cell movement] on stem cells and their proclivity towards differentiating into fat cells. By restricting the elongation of stem cell cilia, the researchers were able to impede on the formation of new fat cells.
While, in itself, this study offers new insight into the role of stem cells in helping patients who struggle with obesity, defects in cilia have been recently associated with blindness, kidney disease, and bone weakness. Preventing cilia issues on a stem cell level could provide some alleviation for patients suffering from these conditions, as well as offer a level of protection against their onset.
Queen Mary University of London’s research is an example of how scientists are gaining insights that will facilitate more effective stem cell treatments leading to better outcomes. To learn more about the value of preserving your own mesenchymal stem cells for use in future therapies and how to bank your own stem cells through a non-evasive and affordable method by recovering your dental pulp stem cells, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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