Stem Cell

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
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Stem cells are cells with the prospective to develop into various types of cells in the body. There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Scientists and medical professionals are thrilled about stem cells because they could aid in many various areas of health and wellness and medical research. Researching stem cells might assist clarify how significant conditions such as birth issues and cancer come about. Stem cells may one day be used to make cells and tissues for therapy of many diseases. Just a few years ago, researchers discovered exactly how to make a third type, by reprogramming common skin cells that have currently matured into those that look and act like cells from an embryo. These cells have been named induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. The capacity to develop iPS cells is a significant innovation, since the reprogramming technique is reasonably easy to perform with conventional lab techniques, and since skin cells are simple to grow and collect. So stem cells typically are undifferentiated, and then the type of cells that they make would end up being the elder cells that you're familiar with. So the very important thing to remember about stem cells is they need not only proliferate and separate to make these many, many mature progeny cells, they also need to guarantee that their own stem cell pool is not decreased.

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