Wow, a search of the PubMed database for scientific publications containing the term “mesenchymal stem cell” or “mesenchymal stem cells” now returns nearly 30,000 results – 28,597 to be exact. (PubMed search of terms “mesenchymal stem cell” and “mesenchymal stem cells” executed July 15, 2016.)
Additionally, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) scientific publications have increased in number EVERY year since 1992. That is 26 years in a row.
If those numbers haven’t shocked you, then this will:
17,804 of those MSC articles were released in the last 5 years (62%). Meaning, two-thirds of all MSC publications were published in the past 5 years, even though MSCs were discovered by Friedenstein and colleagues in 1976.
Furthermore, the PubMed “Species” sort function indicates that 15,808 of all MSC publications pertain to “Humans,” rather than “Other Animals” (greater than 50%).
This is an extremely promising finding for translating MSC research into therapeutic applications.
To learn more, check out the global strategic report “Mesenchymal Stem Cells – Advances & Applications.”