With enough research, stem cells can be a big help to the human kind.
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Stem cell research has incredible potential....
New research shows that transplanted stem cells migrate to the damaged areas and assume the function of neurons, holding out the promise of therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Cerebral palsy, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, and other neurodegenerative diseases . The etiology behind each of these diseases is discussed in detail below followed by the stem cell therapies being applied in their treatment.
Stem cell research is currently legal in most countries.
The central nervous system is known for its resistance to regeneration, which makes it a challenging field when it comes to treating of neurodegenerative disorders. Neurodegenerative disorders are a term used for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, in which neurons and glial cells in the brain and the spinal cord are lost. For example, Parkinson’s disease is caused by the loss of cells that secrete dopamine, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by loss of motor neurons, and Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the death of cells that secrete neurotransmitters (chemicals with which nerve cells communicate), thereby hampering transmission of nerve impulses.
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Hearing sets stage for stem cell funding debate.
Stem cell research has been particularly important in advancing the field of “regenerative medicine,” which focuses on replacing, engineering or regenerating cells, tissues and organs in order to achieve normal function. Over the past several years, there has been a heightened focus on ensuring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is equipped to properly and efficiently review the safety and effectiveness of the treatments arising from this rapidly evolving category of medicine.
Human embryonic stem cells made by bovine egg fusion.
Due to the strong emotional responses to some of the subject matter by the pro-lifers and certain religions and politics in general, I will attempt to explain different sides of embryonic stem cell research (ESC)....