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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'Save a tooth Save a life' - One of a kind tooth stem cells bank BioEDEN

Stem cell treatment using specialist human cells to repair or replace damaged tissues or organs is the cornerstone of future medical science. Children’s milk teeth, (baby teeth) have been identified as a rich source of these stem cells and have the potential to treat some of the worst illnesses and diseases facing people today.
The world’s first specialist tooth cell banking company, BioEDEN offers a simple, yet highly efficient method of collecting, isolating, growing and storing these powerful baby tooth cells for use by the original donor and potentially their immediate family should they ever be needed in the future. Tooth cell banking is a proactive decision being made by parents all over the world who recognise years of potential health benefits for their child in return for simply saving their baby teeth.
Pioneered by BioEDEN, tooth cell banking is a safe, natural and wholly non-invasive method of collecting and preserving precious stem cells which could hold the key to your child’s health. Watch the video here

Stem cells are cells found in most, if not all, multi-cellular organisms. They are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiating into a diverse range of specialized cell types. Research in the stem cell field grew out of findings by Canadian scientists Ernest A. McCulloch and James E. Till in the 1960s.[1][2] The two broad types of mammalian stem cells are: embryonic stem cells that are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts, and adult stem cells that are found in adult tissues. In a developing embryo, stem cells can differentiate into all of the specialized embryonic tissues.
In adult organisms, stem cells and progenitor cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells, but also maintain the normal turnover of regenerative organs, such as blood, skin, or intestinal tissues. Stem cells can now be grown and transformed into specialized cells with characteristics consistent with cells of various tissues such as muscles or nerves through cell culture. Highly plastic adult stem cells from a variety of sources, including umbilical cord blood and bone marrow, are routinely used in medical therapies. Embryonic cell lines and autologous embryonic stem cells generated through therapeutic cloning have also been proposed as promising candidates for future therapies. From Wikipidea Read more here :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell

About tooth cells

Stem cell therapy, without the fear of rejection, offers one of the most promising paths to curing medical conditions, injures and diseases and safeguarding the health of future generations. An ongoing supply of healthy cells is therefore essential.
In humans, stem cells can be found in many different parts of the body, typically bone marrow, blood and umbilical cord blood. Now baby teeth have been proven to provide an abundant source of adult stem cells with the potential to treat and cure a vast number of illnesses and diseases.
The pulp of children’s baby teeth generally contains a range of valuable adult stem cells including:

Mesenchymal stem cells(Image property of BioEDEN)
Mesenchymal stem cells
Cells with the ability to develop into a wide range tissues
Chondrocytes (Image property of University of Guelph, Canada)
Chondrocytes
Cells with the ability to generate cartilage and therefore ideal for arthritis or joint injuries
Osteoblasts (Image property of University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Osteoblasts
Cells with the ability to generate bone
Adipocytes (Image property of University of Guelph, Canada)
Adipocytes
Cells with the ability to repair damaged cardiac tissue for example after a heart attack. They are also ideal for reconstructive surgery of the face.

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