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Health: Stem Cell Breakthrough Highlights Adult Stem Cell Promise Says Christian Drapeau
Date:4/16/2010

and organs. “It’s the best strategy and platform to tap into the natural repair/renewal system of the body.”

“Almost every disease results from the loss of a specific type of cells: diabetes results from the loss of insulin-producing cells; Parkinsons from loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain; hyperthyroidism from loss of cells in the thyroid gland; macular degeneration from the loss of cells in the retina and so on” explains Drapeau. “But losing cells is not in itself the problem, we can renew the various tissues of the body and we actually do this constantly.”

The scientist reports that the body naturally constantly renews itself. For example the body creates a new lining of the intestine every five days, a new lung every few years, and a new heart every fifteen or twenty years, so the body is in a constant process of tissue turnover. “This means that in theory, at 60 a person has had few hearts. So the problem is not losing cells, but rather out ability to replace them and repair tissues. Health is a balance between cellular loss and tissue renewal. Anything we can do to support stem cell functions in the body will assist the body in maintaining health. Our newly expanded understanding of the function of a body’s own stem cells gives us a roadmap to improve so many conditions and clearly show that Adult Stem Cells are the preferred way to make that happen.”

Media Contact: Maggie at Platform Strategy, maggie(at)platformstrategy(dot)com

About Christian Drapeau: Christian is America’s best known advocate for Adult Stem Cell research and the health applications of Adult Stem Cell science. He is the author of The Stem Cell Theory (2009) and the best seller Cracking the Stem Cell Code (

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