This website provides information about recent RESEARCH IN STEM CELLS.

Stem Cells are still in research phase.

Recent Applications and Potiential Use of Stem Cells

Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell of the body.

Thus, first stem cells originate within the developing embryo. Stem cells from the bone marrow can develop into cardiac muscle, as well as liver, brain, nerve, fat and skin tissue. These cells are progenitor cells that lead to creation of new cells and are thus called as generative cells. Haematopoietic stem cells are found in the bone marrow and give rise to all the blood cell types. Stem cells are the ‘basic cells’ of our bodies, which can develop and differentiate in any type of cell. These cells migrate to injured areas within the body and get transplanted and transform themselves into new tissue cells that replace the damaged ones. Stem cells have the capacity to multiply and renew themselves almost indefinitely. Stem cell can form nerve cells, muscle cells and blood cells which cannot multiply themselves and have limited life spans.

Stem cells are class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types .They have the unique properties of self renewal and differentiation. Differentiation property of stem cells help them to form another type of cell with more specialized function such as brain cell, red blood cell or muscle cell and also the entire organ. During the foetal development, cells divide, migrate, specialize and form the organ.

Advantages of Stem Cells

Another potential application of stem cells is making cells and tissues. Today, donated organs and tissues are often used to replace those that are diseased or destroyed. Unfortunately, the number of people needing a transplant far exceeds the number of organs available for transplantation. Pluripotent stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat a myriad of diseases, conditions, and disabilities including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury, burns, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

Research in Stem Cells

During the past few decades, breakthroughs in cell and molecular biology have allowed significant advances in science and medicine. Modern cell-based products are often genetically engineered, such as immune cells for immunotherapies or stem cells for regenerative medicine.

Recent research shows that stem cell regeneration has played invaluable contribution towards regeneration of damaged tissues and improvement of their functions in many intractable diseases like Cerebral Palsy, Parapleagia, renal failure, liver cirrhosis, diabetes myopathy and 72 other disorders. Though in clinical trial phases, initial results are encouraging and showing great promises.

Bone marrow transplant

Bone marrow transplant is a form of stem cell that has been used for many years. No stem cell other than bone marrow transplant are widely used, however Stem Cells are still in a phase of clinical trial. Research is underway to develop various sources for stem cells, and to apply stem cell clinical trial for neurodegenerative diseases and conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. With the ability of scientists to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, and with scientists' growing ability to create stem cells using somatic cell nuclear transfer and techniques to created induced pluripotent stem cells, controversy has crept in, both related to abortion politics and to human cloning. Additionally, efforts to market clinical trial based on transplant of stored blood have proven controversial.

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