Tough tooth to crack but researchers find a way to collect stem cells from wisdom teeth


In Nevada, researchers at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas developed a new method of extracting large numbers of stem cells from something we all have or once had – wisdom teeth. Stem cells are quite amazing as effective therapies for many chronic and terminal diseases but the challenge has always been how to get stem cells, with some parents opting to collect them from their baby’ umbilical cord at birth. But now there is an easier way to collect stem cells from wisdom teeth thanks to the researchers’ new way of extracting the pump to collect a higher yield than in the past. Their new instrument is able to clamp and cut the tooth perfectly in half giving them access to undamaged and uncontaminated root pulp rich with stem cells.