We offer an array of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers in response to many commonly asked questions about stem cells.
- What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the basic building blocks of human tissue and have the ability to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate tissues in the body. When a disease or injury strikes, stem cells have been shown to respond to specific signals and set about to facilitate the healing process by differentiating into specialized cells required for the body’s repair.
- How do fat stem cells work?
Stem cells that come from your adipose (fat) tissue have distinct functional properties including immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory functional properties which have the capability of repairing and regenerating damaged tissue associated with disease and injury.
- What are the different types of stem cells?
There are four known types of stem cells which include:
- Adult Stem Cells
- Embryonic Stem Cells
- Fetal Stem Cells
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)
- When do we use the body's stem cells?
We tap into our body’s stem cell reserve daily to repair and replace damaged or diseased tissue. When the body’s reserve is limited and as it becomes depleted, the regenerative power of our body decreases and we succumb to disease and injury.
- What is the difference between adipose stem cells and bone marrow stem cells?
Research studies show adipose-derived stem cells:
- Have a higher immunomodulatory capacity;
- Can be more easily isolated;
- Is a much safer process; and
- Yields considerably larger amounts of adipose-derived stem cells than other sources such as bone marrow.
Read published research articles and studies on the comparison of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells versus bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells:
- “Same or not the same? Comparison of adipose tissue-derived versus bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem and stromal cells.” US National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Read more here.
- “Adipose Tissue-Derived Multipotent Stromal Cells Have a Higher Immunomodulatory Capacity Than Their Bone Marrow-Derived Counterparts”. US National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Read more here.
- “Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells are more potent suppressors of dendritic cells differentiation compared to bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells”. Read more here.
- “Concise Review: Adipose Tissue-Derived Stromal Cells—Basic and Clinical Implications for Novel Cell-Based Therapies”. Stem Cells, Research journal for publication of original investigative papers and concise reviews. Read more here.
- Are there any moral or religious issues with regards to stem cells?
Embryonic stem cells are typically associated with ethical and political controversies.
- Is adult stem cell therapy FDA approved?
Stem cell treatment is not FDA approved.
StemGenex is not offering stem cell therapy as a cure for any condition, disease, or injury. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This website contains no medical advice.
All statements and opinions provided by this website are provided for educational and informational purposes only and we do not diagnose or treat via this website or via telephone. StemGenex and its affiliate treatment center offers treatments that are in the investigational stage to provide individual patients with Stromal Vascular Fraction that contains their own autologous stem cells and growth factors. The treatment centers provide surgical procedures only and are not involved in the use or manufacture of any investigational drugs.
StemGenex does not claim that any applications, or potential applications, using autologous stem cells are approved by the FDA. We do not claim that these treatments cure any listed nor unlisted condition, intended or implied. It’s important for potential patients to do their own stem cell study and research based on the options that we present so that one can make an informed decision. Any decision to participate in our patient funded clinical stem cell studies is completely voluntary.