|Recently Researchers from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health removed stem cells from urine, and used those cells to grow teeth in a laboratory. The study was published in Cell Regeneration Journal on July 30.|
Urine contains a lot of material that is removed from the body including stem cells.
The science of regenerating teeth from stem cells has been around for more than a decade. Other studies have used bone marrow or baby teeth. The research is so promising that some companies that are photogenically storing baby teeth for future use. However, we estimates that science is still three to five years away from being able to regenerate teeth.
The main advantage of using urine as a source of stem cell is that it provides a much easier way to obtain stem cells compared to existing techniques (such as obtaining a sample of bone marrow).
Another source of stem cell is baby tooth. Next time your kid loses a tooth, keep that window locked at night. That dollar the tooth fairy may leave under the pillow isn’t worth a fraction of what that baby tooth could be worth in the future.Stem cells may soon cure diseases.
So far umbilical cord stem cells have been used to treat nearly 80 different diseases, according to the non-profit group International Cord Blood Society, from Hodgkin’s disease, to leukemia, to multiple myeloma. The Stem cells from baby teeth is going to be equally useful.
Cells from the dental pulp will be frozen and stored for 30 years or more. These cells could be used in the future to help cure your child’s dizzies if she/he falls ill. Within those normally discarded bits of tissue have so many potential uses that it’s mind-boggling.
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