Since these cells are capable of differentiating into nearly all cell types, they serve as imperative research tools for the improved development of treatments and therapies for a vast number of diseases and conditions. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, which are found throughout the human body after development. These cells multiply and divide in an effort to replenish any dying cells or damaged tissues in the body. These cells are multipotent, meaning they can differentiate into multiple, but limited cell types (Fritsch et al., 2008). Another type of stem cell that is of particular interest is induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).
Diseases such as cancer and birth defects are caused by abnormal cell division and differentiation. The idea is to find how diseases come about and find new ways of treating them. This can only be done by looking and understanding stem cells. By understanding stem cells, scientists can begin to... ... middle of paper ... ...can really help cure diseases and repair organs, then this can be one of the biggest breakthroughs in medical history and be ethically right. It will take many years to fully develop stem cell research and to have this option available for all people, but when it is ready for the public, it will be such an boom that will save so many lives.
There are already demonstrations of Stem cells possibilities, because treatment with stem cells has already begun. They have been taken from umbilical cords and become healthy red cells used to cure sickle-cell anemia. Stem cell therapy is also being used against certain types of cancer. Stem Cells are valuable due to the fact that they are non-designated and they have the ability to divide and multiply indefinitely. Thus, theoretically stem cells could fix and even replace any damaged or lost specific cells within a body.
Knowing the basics of stem cells is important to understanding how they might positively influence those with different types of medical conditions. Stem cells are defined as unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division. (stemcells.nih.gov) Stem Cells develop in many different cell types during the early stages of life and development. As long as a human or animal is alive the many tissues in the body assist on any internal repairs in the tissue. Stem cells can either stay stem cells or become more in detail and become a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
These include embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and induced pluripotent cells. Embryonic stem cells are cells that have the potential to produce many different cells in the body. They are cells that are tak... ... middle of paper ... ...he site of destruction and regrow those damaged cells. This could be a medical breakthrough for many patients because this could mean limited hospital stay; Fewer treatments from reoccurring illness caused by damaged tissue and saving them money by decreasing the need for multiple hospital visits. Stem cells are an ongoing research project in which new discoveries are being made about them, and researchers are learning how to use them in new ways.
There are still many technological advances to be made in the area of stem cells before they can be used. In order for all these advances to take place, we need government funding, not personal differences and gains. Despite the argument of the ethical issue, political and religious, along with scientific, stem cell research is opening a new door in medical science that will change the world and the lives of everyone forever.
They have the potential to renew themselves and as a result can be used to develop therapies for various kinds of diseases. Some of the ailments which can be treated or whose effects can reduced through the use of embryonic stem cells include cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke and heart diseases. This is often mentioned by scientists and proponents of embryonic stem cell investigation as a valid reason to... ... middle of paper ... ...d therefore I am of the opinion that embryonic stem cell research and stem cell research in general are not really worth the time money and other resources dedicated to them. There are more pressing issues that can be solved with that time or money, and therefore stem cell research can take a back seat for some time; we can come back to it later. Works Cited Coppo, Terence.
This point causes much debate and anger of those opposed to stem cell research but they ultimately look at the process and not the form or result of it. Stem cell research has incredible potential. It is more important in healthcare than one may realize. "Stem cells have the ability to develop into bone, muscle, cartilage, or other types of cells. The ability of these cells to develop into almost any cell type could allow for the repair of any damaged or deteriorating tissue, thus they could be used in regenerative medicine."
This creates the opportunity for researchers to see what happens when stem cells are implanted. Many people, however, object to the creation of an organism that is 'part human'" (What are Stem Cells?). Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Common sources of stem cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Uncommon sources of stem cells are fetal stem cells and induced stem cells.
Generally, stem cells are unique cells in the human’s body, which have an ability to renew themselves and become specialized into liver cells, kidney cells or spinal cord cells from unspecialized type of cells. There are several advantages and disadvantages of using stem cells in treatment the most common diseases of the world. The subject of this research project is to evaluate the benefits and risks of using stem cells in curing global diseases. It merits study, because stem cells are the constituent part of human organism and their abilities must be explored, in order to use them in therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes mellitus, spinal cord injuries and cardiac disorders. It is significant to know possible risks of using stem cells, as well as their benefits.