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What are Stem Cells?

Oct 25, 2013

What are Stem Cells?

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That question, “what are stem cells?” has been asked and actually answered differently over the lat several years.
As our understanding of regenerative medicine has flourished, our concept of the phrase “stem cell” and what it means to convey stemness has been altered. And while the science of stem cells has breakthroughs on a regular basis, the science continues to move in leaps and bounds.

We in the medical and science communities originally thought stem cells were simply cells capable of turning into another cell. Now we understand there is a vast array of cells. These cells are capable of doing immune regulation, anti-inflammation and regeneration – which is of particular interest for athletes and those with ailments that have been typically treated with invasive surgery . Truly amazing feats have already happened in the field and will continue.

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About the Author

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.