HYBRID BONE MARROW ASPIRATE, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

HYBRID BONE MARROW ASPIRATE, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!   There is a continuing debate between using bone marrow aspirate in a non-centrifuged manner and using it in a manner where it is concentrated by centrifugation. Until recently bone marrow aspirate was essentially always concentrated.  This question has generated much discussion and some heated debates…

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IS ALL FAT CREATED EQUAL?

IS ALL FAT CREATED EQUAL?   Fat is a very popular treatment modality in Regenerative Medicine.  There have been many articles written about fat some condemning it as being far inferior to bone marrow aspirate while others give it the highest praise. The real question is where does fat (adipose tissue) lie on the Regenerative…

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The Stem Cell Niche: Home of Stem Cells

  (The above diagram encompasses most of the external factors that affect stem cells in our body.)   A stem-cell niche is an area of a tissue that provides a specific microenvironment, in which stem cells are present in an undifferentiated and self-renewable state. Cells of the stem-cell niche interact with the stem cells to…

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The Future of Regenerative Medicine

I would like to present a series of blogs that will address the future of Regenerative Medicine. I found the above picture and found it fascinating. It brought memories as to when I was a child. I grew up watching the Three Stooges on TV. Above we see the stooges looking at the eight-ball trying…

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STEM CELL AND PRP SCARY URBAN LEGENDS

  Here is the Wikipedia definition of an urban legend:” An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, rooted in local popular culture. These legends can be used for entertainment purposes, as well as semi-serious explanations for…

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ANTI-AGING AND STEM CELLS IS THIS A HOLY GRAIL?

There have recently been scientific articles about using stem cell therapy for “anti-aging” treatments. There has been buzz lately on the internet and in the press about the use of stem cell therapy for “anti-aging purposes”. This is something we have been involved with for some time now. Even before the days of Ponce de…

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LUBRICIN Another nail in the coffin of osteoarthritis

Lubricin is naturally found in our body as part of the synovial fluid, the viscous substance that cushions and lubricates our joints. The above diagram is a quick synopsis of the effect of Lubricin on osteoarthritis. As we can see a lack of Lubricin will contribute to the formation of osteoarthritis. Lubricin is crucial to…

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