This study aimed to explore alternative sources of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), as deriving cells from bone marrow is an invasive procedure.  The study sought out more accessible sources of MSC, such as from amnion, placenta, Wharton’s jelly and umbilical cord, which are usually discarded.  The study concluded that these alternative sources may potentially be used in place of bone marrow-derived MSCs in several therapeutic applications.

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