–        may lead to heat stroke treatment

tooth-stem-cellScientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp (SHED) have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in mice. Their finding was safe and effective and so may be a candidate for successfully treating human patients by preventing the neurological damage caused by heat stroke.[1]

According to the research team, these cells have “significantly higher proliferation rates” than stem cells from bone marrow and have the added advantages of being easy to harvest and express several growth factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and they can promote the migration and differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs).[2]

It may not be too long before stem cells are harvested at your local dental office.  If we can answer any of your questions, please contact us.

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[1] Tseng, L-S.; Chen, S-H.; Lin, M-T.; Lin, Y-C. Transplantation of human dental pulp-derived stem cells protects against heat stroke in mice. Cell Transplant. Appeared or available online: March 7, 2014

[2] Ibid.