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Research Advances in Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases

May 21, 2018 10:02:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in mesenchymal, Stem Cells

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There is promising research that shows adult stem cells may advance the treatment of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. 

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can develop into any type of specialized cell, and are broadly divided into embryonic and adult stems cells. A current and well known application of stem cells includes the use of hematopoietic stem cells for bone marrow cancers. Stems cells are studied for their utility in treating a variety of diseases, particularly to treat organ damage and conditions involving a dysfunctional immune system. 

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