A recent article from the National Post in Canada provides a great overview of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), stem cells that appear to provide extensive opportunity for healing. Scientists are exploring the potential of MSCs, but have had difficulty with finding them since they were only available through bone marrow or fat from liposuction.
The MSCs are very easy to work with and avoid many of the negatives associated with embryonic stem cells. With the discovery of these stem cells’ availability in cord blood, scientists may be able to develop a nearly unlimited source for experimentation and eventually treatment of a variety of different diseases.
Read about available cord blood treatments.