Tipping the Scales: Stem Cells May Help Prevent Obesity and More.

Scientists have found that the alteration of stem cell cilia can have a positive effect on weight loss.

 

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. Continue reading

Stem Cells Utilized to Generate “Mini-Kidney”

Three-Dimensional kidneys will allow doctors to better study kidney diseases.

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a method for generating a small, three-dimensional kidney structure thus enabling researchers to better understand various kidney diseases and to enhance the development of more personalized, effective treatment options. Kidney disease is a significant health issue with Chronic Kidney Diseases affecting one in every 10 American adults. Continue reading

Dr. Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

The future of Regenerative Medicine is now.  Watch Dr. Anthony Atala discuss advances in regenerative medicine at a recent TED conference.  Learn about organ regeneration and printing tissue and organs using 3D printing technology and a patient’s own stem cells.  To learn more about stem cells and the opportunity to bank your own valuable stem cells for use in futureregenerative therapies, visit www.stemsave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.