@jauhar123 | Posted 01 Aug. 2019
A human body contains millions and billions of cells. All these cells perform various functions in the body and are differentiated according to the functions they perform.
They are likewise named according to the specializations they perform. Skin cells, blood cells, nerve cells, ***** cells and stem cells among others.
Like all other cells of the body, the stem cell is also a cell but with a unique characteristic. They are formed within the blastocyst. All other cells of the body are responsible for specific functioning but stem cells are not so. A stem cell can divide and can further develop into specialized cell types of body. They can be classified as pluripotent, totipotent, multipotent, oligopotent and unipotent.
The above image illustrates the division of cells into more stem cells and specialized cells.
With an increased understanding of how diseases occur in a human being, researchers found a way to cure them. They called this way of cure as regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy. On a deeper study, researchers and doctors discovered that stem cells can be used to repair damaged cells. As there are no other cells in the body that have the ability to generate new cells. The stem cell therapy specialists in Dallas also agree with the same. It can be implemented in two ways:
The daughter cells that are formed can become specialized cells with a more specific function. They can develop into blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or ***** cells.