What are stem cells?
@jauhar123 | Posted 01 Aug. 2019
Stem cells are special human cells that have the ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle cells to brain cells. In some cases, they also have the ability to repair damaged tissues.
Researchers believe that stem cell-based therapies may one day be used to treat devastating ailments like paralysis and Alzheimer's disease.
- Stem cells are divided into two main forms: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.
- The embryonic stem cells used in research today come from unused embryos resulting from an in vitro fertilization procedure and that are donated to science.
- These embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning that they can turn into more than one type of cell.
- There are two types of adult stem cells. One type comes from fully developed tissues, like the brain, skin, and ***** marrow.
- There are only small numbers of stem cells in these tissues, and they are more likely to generate only certain types of cells.
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