Can Stem Cells Regenerate Cartilage?
Is it possible to regrow cartilage? It is unclear whether the human body has the capacity to regrow cartilage after injury or even with normal joint wear during aging. In general, evidence for production of new cartilage after developmental maturation of joints is very limited. If regrowth does occur, it does not appear to be
Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Types
What are human pluripotent stem cells? Pluripotent stem cells are cells that have the ability to make in culture fetal-like cells that derive from any of the three main developmentally distinct layers of developing embryos. These layers are called endodermal, mesodermal, and ectodermal. Each layer gives rise to mature cells in the organs and tissues
Understand Stem Cell Tools and How They Are Used
What is cryopreservation? Preserving by freezing, usually at extremely low temperatures (e.g., ≤ 130^oC). What is cryopreservation of cells? Freezing cells in a manner in which they remain viable after thawing. What is a blood spinning machine used for? To separate the cellular components of unclotted blood (red blood cells and white blood cells) from
Guide on Biology and Cell Differentiation
What is the function of the amniotic membrane? The amniotic membrane forms the wall of the amniotic sac that surrounds the gestating embryo and fetus before birth. It protects the fetus from the topologically outside environment of the uterus. The amniotic fluid held by the amniotic sac provides a physical shock absorber for the fetus,
How Do Stem Cells Work for Knee Pain?
Orthopedic indications are one of the most common reasons that people may seek or be directed to stem cell therapy. These include joint stiffness, instability, and pain associated with athletic injuries, repetitive use injuries, and osteoarthritis-related dysfunction. Do stem cells work on knees? The answer to this question is uncertain. Some patients treated with stem
Can Stem Cells Help Back Pain?
Among the clinical applications considered for adult tissue stem cell therapy, relief of chronic pain is a major focus of investigation. The potential mechanisms for pain relief are not thought to be the tissue renewal properties of injected stem cells. Instead, the treatment basis is a hypothesis that tissue stem cells are able to produce
Asymmetrex’s Adult Tissue Stem Cell Biomarker Technology Enables Cancer Stem Cell Research Cancer stem cells are cells found in tumors that have the ability to propagate the tumor after its dissociation. In some tumors, this property is expressed by a large fraction of the total tumor cells, meaning abundant cancer stem cells. However, in many
Adult Stem Cell Engineering
Asymmetrex’s SACK Technology Makes Adult Tissue Stem Cell Genetic Engineering a Simple Reality By providing highly enriched populations of tissue-specific adult stem cells, Asymmetrex’s SACK technology makes direct adult tissue stem cell engineering practical for the first time. With SACK agent supplementation, cultures of SACK strains have stem cell fractions that range from 20% to
Identification of Adult Stem Cells
In Achieving the Technology for the Identification of Adult Stem Cells, and the Ability to Count Adult Tissue Stem Cells, Asymmetrex Will Change the Nature of Tissue Stem Cell Research and Biomedicine On April 29, 2015, Asymmetrex launched a one-year crowdsourcing campaign to engage the global tissue stem cell research community in the evaluation of Asymmetrex’s newest