Periodontitis is a painful and destructive dental disease caused by bacteria that induce inflammation, leading to the loss of gums surrounding teeth. As one of the most common dental diseases affecting a large number of the population, researchers have designed a new stem cell-based therapy to treat it.
A clinical trial in Toronto, Canada has demonstrated that a single injection of MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) can safely reduce pain and improve quality of patients with late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.
In 2016, Kris Boesen suffered a devastating cervical spine injury when he was just 20 years old. The injury happened after a serious car accident in Bakersfield, USA, which left him paralysed from the neck down. It was expected that he would remain paralysed for life.