Stem Cells are the “master cells” of the body which have the potential to differentiate into various types of cell, depending on the part of the body and also have the ability to self-regenerate or multiply.
There have been great advances in treating diseases and conditions of the blood system, such as leukaemia and anaemia,using blood-forming stem cells and these show us just how powerful stem cell therapies can be.
Much research is ongoing in this area. It is now known that adult stem cells taken from one area of the body can be transplanted into another area and reprogrammed to grow into a completely different type of tissue. Stem cell science is continually moving forward. Scientists all over the world are researching ways to harness stem cells and use them to learn more about, to diagnose, and to treat various diseases and conditions.
Many potential treatments are currently being tested in animal models and some have already been brought to clinical trials:
Teeth from children and young adults usually give a better quality and quantity of stem cells than older teeth.