The approach could potentially be applied to other types of adult stem cells
, which may lead to increasing the amount of adult stem cells
available for treating patients.
(4,5) In short, adult stem cells
account for the healthy adult body's ability to self-heal, and to retain its youthful vigor.
Citation: Xuanye Wu et al., "In situ characterization of the mTORC1 during adipogenesis of human adult stem cells
on chip," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016; 201601207 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1601207113
Abstract Background: Limited resources for adult stem cells
necessitate their in vitro culture prior to clinical use.
"The adult stem cells
from fat and bone marrow both work equally well.
We are focused on the regenerative properties of adult stem cells
, which is our driving focus.
Cryo-Save processes and stores adult stem cells
collected from the umbilical cord blood and tissue immediately after birth and from fatty tissue from adults.
With so much adult stem cell
research under way, it can be tough to keep track of it all.
NeoStem is developing a network of adult stem cell
collection centers that are focused on enabling people to donate and store their own (autologous) stem cells when they are young and healthy for their personal use in times of future medical need.
It seemed to equate the term "stem cells" with embryonic or hybrid embryonic cells exclusively and not refer at all to adult stem cells
, nor to umbilical cord stem cells - yet these are the two important avenues of research which have already borne fruit in developing therapies of disease.
Regulation of differentiations of Adult Stem Cells
: Adult stem cell
researches have been focused on uncovering the general molecule mechanism that control their self renewal and differentiation.
Whereas the journal Nature Biotechnology July 2005 reported on adult stem cell
research saying "one estimate is that there are currently over 80 therapies and around 300 clinical trials under way using such cells".