Stem cells have an innate property that attracts them to inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system promoting better health and quality of life.
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, has garnered a lot of media attention in recent years, most notably surrounding blows to the head during football games. A severe hit or jolt to the head can permanently impair normal brain function. This can often lead to loss of cognition, motor functions, and even early death. Mesenchymal stem cells can produce growth and trophic factors, which are essential in neural development and maintenance. For patients with TBI, stem cell transplants protect the neurons in the brain and promote restoration of neural function, even increasing blood flow to the brain.