Hope for Corneal Blindness
In a recent study, researchers from Pittsburgh University show how tooth stem cells could potentially restore sight for people with corneal blindness.
To date, the most common form of treatment has been corneal grafts using tissue donated from others on death. Although there is some success, the failure rate is as high as 38% mainly due to the body rejecting tissue which is not their own.
The study demonstrates that a cornea could be engineered from a person’s own tooth stem cells, and as the cells are your own there is no risk of rejection.
Storing stem cells from teeth is a natural, non-invasive way of storing your own cells. By storing your own cells, the chance of rejection is completely eliminated during stem cell transplant or therapy. The body recognises your cells as being an entirely natural part of you.
Since mesenchymal stem cells were discovered in teeth, there has never been a better, safer or more natural way of storing your own cells. Additionally tooth stem cell storage is the most cost effective way of storing stem cells.
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