Stem Cell Research – Stem Cells for Hair Loss

There is a new breakthrough in hair loss for men and women.  Hair loss has usually been the bane of men’s existence but few people realize the trauma that women endure when they are also the benefactor of hair thinning or hair loss.

Many people have tried the hair grow shampoos, the special combs, and even light therapy all with minimal success.  Hair transplants are not for everyone.

There is a new kid on the block that is helping you fight the fight against hair loss.  Stem cells to the rescue.  Scientists believed that hair loss or hair thinning was because the stem cells that reside in the hair follicle were spent.  Now, scientists realize that there is a defect in the stem cells residing in the hair follicle.

There is also evidence that when the skin incurs trauma, new hair follicles form.  When nourished properly, stem cells in this area may begin to grow new hair.  The idea is that a simple trauma, like skin grazing, causes new skin to develop.  This new skin is very similar to fetal skin.  Fetal skin contains all the growth factors and blueprints needed to grow something perfectly from scratch.  After the skin grazing, the person is treated with Wnt proteins.  Wnt proteins help the cells to talk to one another and is responsible for cell proliferation.  This may be a way to fix the distortion  or defect in the already occurring stem cells in the hair follicle.

Many professional treatments can easily and safely be duplicated at home if common sense and care is used.  An at home procedure might look like this: there are natural supplements that one could take while creating trauma to the skin area.  Trauma in the form of a Dermaroller used daily at home may be the answer to skin grazing.  Taking supplements like He Shou Wu or even apply topical stem cell treatments, like Liquid Stem Cells, may be the at home answer.

People do not normally look at the skin or hair as an organ, but indeed they are.  There is a lot to be said if the stem cells in hair follicles can be regenerated.  This gives much hope to the fact that other organs in the body can also be regenerated under proper conditions and nourishment.

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell research has exploded in recent years.  This explosion is partly due to President Obama lifting the ban or restrictions on stem cell research that George Bush Jr put into effect during his presidency.  Because Obama was pro stem cell research, people felt more comfortable coming forward to say they have been secretly involved … Continue reading

Stem Cells for Dogs

Just when you thought you have heard everything, something new has popped into the scene.  Stem cell therapy for you pet.  While this may sound wacky, this really is an amazing lifesaver to many animals.  Often even saving the owner money in the long run. If you own a pet, then you know that many … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros and Cons

Like everything in life, stem cell research is not exempt from having both pros and cons. Let’s look at some aspects about stem cell research pros and cons that are of particular interest and usefulness to anyone interested in the subject of stem cells. Stem cell research has been shrouded in controversy as people fight … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros

Stem cell research pros has shown us that stem cells are special cells which, when given specialized signal, can become any part of the body needed for regeneration.  The body may need muscle cells, blood cells, skin cells, organ cells, nervous system cells, etc.  The stem cells will go in and sweep up the cells … Continue reading

Breast Cell Found To Have Stem Cell Like Capabilities Of Producing Cancer

Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue.  Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading

Which Source of Stem Cells is Best?

Many people wonder what the best source of mesenchymal stem cells is: Bone marrow? Umbilical cord blood? Adipose or fat? Let’s look at the findings of Susan Kern, et al, from the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, German Red Cross Blood Service of Baden-Württemberg–Hessen, Mannheim, Germany. In a paper titled: “Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal … Continue reading

Amnionic Fluid-Another Source For Stem Cells

Fetal stem cells have been another source of controversy through the years.  Some people disagree with using a fetus for stem cell research.  Several factors are involved in the controversy.  Aborted fetuses, via abortion, were used at one time for a source of fetal stem cells.  Unplanned miscarriages are another source.  These avenues evokes many … Continue reading

More on Stem Cells From Baby Teeth

Don’t toss out those baby teeth just yet. Why? Because teeth – especially baby teeth – hold promise in stem cell therapy. In a research paper by Masako Miura, et al, from the Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Masako Miura shows the … Continue reading

Stem Cells With GPS and Built-in Maps?

Have you ever wondered how stem cells injected into the body know precisely where to go in the body for healing and regeneration? Here is an abstract from Giselle Chamberlain, et al, from Leopold Muller Arthritis Research Centre, School of Medicine, Keele University, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shrops, United Kingdom. The … Continue reading