A study published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine found that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could potentially be used to treat chronic and degenerative diseases. This means the possibilities of improving the quality of life for seniors with diseases such as heart disease, kidney failure and even Alzheimer’s disease. Before, stem cells are usually came from two sources: embryos or adult tissues. The discovery of iPSCs, which can come directly from the patient, opens a new door for stem cell therapy research.  

 

Read the full study on stem cells used in regenerative medicine here.