Learning About Stem Cells And Why Its Use Is An Issue For Others
You may have heard or read about researches in reference to stem cells and how they are now used in medication for different conditions, but what are they really and how does it differ from other cells in the body?
Most of the cells in the human body are more on differentiated cells, and every human starts out as a single cell, fertilized, divide into different cells and differentiate to become a functional part of the body such as muscle cell or blood cell. Almost all of the cells that are present in the human body is more on what is called differentiated cells, and by basic a human originates from a cell, gets fertilized, divides into several cells and differentiate to become functional parts of the human body like the muscle cells. The so-called stem cells are cells that did not pass through the differentiation stage as yet, and these can regenerate multiple time to become another stem cell or as a differentiated cell.
The most common ways of taking stem cells are focused in two ways, one is called embryonic stem cells are taken from 2-5 days old embryo, and the other is taken from a bone marrow and fatty tissues from a patient and this are called adult stem cell.
Stem cells are actually useful as per research in regenerative medicine for the purposes to repair or replace tissue or any organ function lost due to congenital defects, disease, damage, or age. The reason as to why stem cell is a controversial aspect focuses on the issue that it is taken from an embryo which actually is already a life in essence, and taking that stem cell will destroy the embryo thus not allowing the life in it to be developed.
This issue has been a debated aspect especially by certain groups that also revolves in the aspect of ethical issues that result in the head to head argument between science and religion.
One more issue that concerns the use of stem cells is the fact that there are some clinics that use stem cells as treatments, and claims cure even to those diseases that have no known treatment as yet, and these claims have no related and proven research too. Thus the real purpose here of stem cell research is put into question and the validity of proven treatments becomes inevitable because of the false or unverifiable claims made by these clinics.
Should you decide to undergo treatment using stem cell, you need to be able to identify the clinic that has the proven research from those that are less reputable ones in the market.
As of late, still an extensive research is done to clear out all these controversies in the use of stem cells, and this has continued to show the future of regenerative medicine as it continues to expand.