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All you need to know about Stem Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder   


jauhar khan
@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.

What a Stem Cell?

 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.

Characteristics of Stem Cells:

  • They can divide infinitely and produce new cells also called daughter cells.
  • As they are performing the division activity, they can develop into other types of cells in the body.
  • Stem cells are of three types: embryonic, adult, perinatal and induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Embryonic stem cells – help in developing embryo by supplying new cells.
  •   Adult stem cells – supply new cells and replace damaged cells.
  •    Perinatal stem cells – found in amniotic fluid as well as an umbilical cord.
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells -- these are engineered by scientists in the laboratory.

The above image illustrates the division of cells into more stem cells and specialized cells.


Stem Cell Therapy:

        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:


  1.    Direct Deliver
  2. Cell-based delivery

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.