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Stem Cell Research Pros

Stem cell research pros has shown us that stem cells are special cells which, when given specialized signal, can become any part of the body needed for regeneration.  The body may need muscle cells, blood cells, skin cells, organ cells, nervous system cells, etc.  The stem cells will go in and sweep up the cells that are dead or have been damaged.  These new cells take their place and help to regenerate the body.

Stem cell research pros have shown us that there are two sources of stem cells in which to consider for treatment.  Embryonic stem cells and fetal stem cells create a blueprint for making a body from scratch.  Adult stem cells hold the plans for healing an organ or body system that has become damaged or injured.  These cells do not contain the original building blueprint.

The benefits of stem cells, shown to us through the stem cell research pros, include curing the incurable diseases.  We finally have a plausible treatment for many types of cancers and diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  The stem cell research pros also show that age related diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease is improved with stem cell therapies.  An area where stem cells are really making break-through successes is with autism.  Autism delays the development of children and usually manifest with behavioral disorders and food allergies.  Stem cell therapies can be used on very young children and very elderly people with great success.  Depending on the therapy chosen, the procedures can carry little to no risk during or after treatment.

Finger tips have been regrown with stem cell therapy and 3rd degree burns are being treated with topical and oral use of stem cells.

The stem cell research pros have shown us that stem cell treatment comes in many forms.  The most familiar type of stem cell therapy is stem cells administered through an injection process.  Stem cells may be injected directly into a diseased organ or into muscle or placed just under the skin.  Stem cells have been freeze dried and powdered for wound application.  There are also stem cell sprays and serums for topical application and anti-aging treatments.  Oral use of stem cells is beginning to build in popularity.  Imagine being able to take your stem cells like you would a supplement!  Oral stem cell therapies range from using animal stem cells to using your own adult stem cells.  Either way, the research for oral stem cells is proving to be promising.

These are just a few instances of stem cell research pros with many more instances that could be cited.

Stem Cell Research Pros and Cons

Like everything in life, stem cell research is not exempt from having both pros and cons. Let’s look at some aspects about stem cell research pros and cons that are of particular interest and usefulness to anyone interested in the subject of stem cells. Stem cell research has been shrouded in controversy as people fight … Continue reading

Which Source of Stem Cells is Best?

Many people wonder what the best source of mesenchymal stem cells is: Bone marrow? Umbilical cord blood? Adipose or fat? Let’s look at the findings of Susan Kern, et al, from the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, German Red Cross Blood Service of Baden-Württemberg–Hessen, Mannheim, Germany. In a paper titled: “Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal … Continue reading

Breast Cell Found To Have Stem Cell Like Capabilities Of Producing Cancer

Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue.  Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading

Stem Cells With GPS and Built-in Maps?

Have you ever wondered how stem cells injected into the body know precisely where to go in the body for healing and regeneration? Here is an abstract from Giselle Chamberlain, et al, from Leopold Muller Arthritis Research Centre, School of Medicine, Keele University, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shrops, United Kingdom. The … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research- Defining The Mechanism Of A Stem Cell

Many people hear the term stem cell, but rarely understand what a stem cell is.  Usually jargon used in the stem cell research field is muddled with scientific vocabularly that leaves the average person wondering what the researchers had just said. This paper, outlining the mechanisms of a stem cell in an unusual work of … Continue reading

Amnionic Fluid-Another Source For Stem Cells

Fetal stem cells have been another source of controversy through the years.  Some people disagree with using a fetus for stem cell research.  Several factors are involved in the controversy.  Aborted fetuses, via abortion, were used at one time for a source of fetal stem cells.  Unplanned miscarriages are another source.  These avenues evokes many … Continue reading

Radiation Causes Stem Cell Dysfunction

Adult Stem cells, the little amazing (re)creation cells, have been shown to become dysfunctional when exposed to radiation.  The reason this research paper is so interesting is because of the amount of radiation we are exposed to every day from airport scanners, to actually flying in the air, to wifi, computers, cell phones, and GPS … Continue reading

What Are Stem Cells?

Stems cells are very special cells that, when told what to do, can turn into any type of cell  in the body.  The healthy stem cells are signaled to go to a particular area of the body needing regeneration.  The new stem cells replace the damaged or worn out cells and then begin to function … Continue reading

Stem Cells for Dogs

Just when you thought you have heard everything, something new has popped into the scene.  Stem cell therapy for you pet.  While this may sound wacky, this really is an amazing lifesaver to many animals.  Often even saving the owner money in the long run. If you own a pet, then you know that many … Continue reading