Scientists of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have cultured the cardiac cells of a mouse using stem cells and the day may not be far when organs can be cultured in labs using stem cells.
As part of the stem cell awareness day, in India, a public event targeting people from all walks of life including students from both colleges and schools was organized to educate the growing citizens about the importance of stem cells.
Prof Polani B Seshagiri, Department of molecular reproduction, development and genetics, IISc, said, "Stem cell offers number of advantages in terms of curing human disorders and diseases which otherwise are not curable by conventional medical approaches. Stem cell offers enormous potential. However it is extremely important to be aware of the potential as well the limitations of stem cells could offer for therapeutic purpose."
Polani said stem cells offer many advantages in curing human disorders, as they are capable of turning into specific type of cells. Stem cells play a vital role when conventional medical approaches do not prove to be beneficial.
Polani added a note on the recent research and explained that using stem cells of a mice, cardiac cells have been produced. The challenge now is to study how stem cells can be used to produce different organs.