What Do Stem Cells Do?
- REGENERATE : They build, repair and grow new tissues
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY : They are effective in reducing inflammation
- IMMUNO-MODULATORY : They help modulate the body’s immune responses
Literally, any cell or tissue within the body that needs to be repaired, including bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscle, and even organs, can be replaced by stem cells.
Because of their ability to differentiate into cells that carry out the roles needed in a variety of organs, stem cells are an essential regenerative medicine tool. When stem cells are introduced into a damaged tissue or organ, they evolve to carry out the functions necessary, compensating for the damaged cells. As a minimally invasive process, regenerative medicine harnesses the natural capabilities of stem cells and the body’s own ability to heal, providing an opportunity to avoid invasive procedures. For patients with injuries or chronic diseases, regenerative medicine is a source of hope.