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Adult tissue stem cells are a small fraction of total tissue cells that maintain the entire tissue, and continuously divide and produce non-stem cells to maintain and repair the tissue. Adult tissue stem cells vs. embryonic stem cells Adult tissue stem cells can self-renew. In other words,...

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), you know that MS attacks a patient’s body through the myelin sheath, a layer that forms around nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Left untreated, this can lead to permanent damage...

Chronic liver disorders affect millions of people and result in about two million deaths each year. When a liver transplant is not an option, stem cell treatment can prove beneficial to patients suffering from various chronic liver disorders. A recent article showed that stem cell-based interventions...

Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to describe two diseases: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which both lead to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. While Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are different, they both cause extreme...

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, brain, heart, and lungs. Many people in the United States suffer from lupus, yet plenty of people who have the condition go undiagnosed. Many symptoms that are present in lupus are also...

Hepatitis is a condition that causes swelling of the liver. A perpetually swollen liver can lead to many problems down the road, especially if it is not addressed. The liver’s main job is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it through...