Archives of Stem Cells

Multiple Sclerosis and Stem Cells

I have received numerous questions and phone calls asking about the efficacy of stem cell therapy on multiple sclerosis (MS). In this post, I will present the latest research on stem cell therapy and MS. To begin, most clinics use one of three types/sources of stem cells for treatment of MS– bone marrow, adipose, or […]

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Safety and Effect in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Safety and Effect in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Thousands of people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. The two most common types include Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. In 2016, a clinical study evaluating 70 patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis was published. The study participants were randomly assigned to two groups. Thirty-eight […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Stem Cell Therapy

I receive many questions and calls about stem cell therapy in patients with erectile dysfunction. Here I will give an updated account of recent clinical trials and results from within the last 2-3 years. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is increasing in prevalence within the United States. Traditionally, ED has been treated with oral medication and a […]

The Origin of Stem Cells for Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease

The Origin of Stem Cells The origin of stem cells includes human mesenchymal stem cells which are cells with the capacity to differentiate into, among other tissues, osteocytes, adipocytes, and chondrocytes (cartilage producing cells). The isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells occurred decades ago (1966). It wasn’t much longer before scientist began to study […]