Stem Cells - Fundamentals

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What Is The Use Of Human Stem Cells?

The body's specialized cells which are damaged or diseased cannot be replaced by natural process. Stem cells can be used to generate healthy specialized cells and can be transplanted to diseased or diseased cells to grow normally.

In cell therapy the diseased cells are replaced by healthy stem cells, which is similar to organ transplants in which the diseased organ is replaced by healthy organs. There is currently acute shortage of organ donors, stem cells can serve as a very useful alternative by regenerating the damaged organ.

What Is Myoblasts Transfer?

In a clinical trial in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the immature muscle cells (myoblasts) are removed from close male relatives who do not have DMD, and are transplanted directly into the boy's muscles. The transferred myoblasts regenerates the boy's damaged muscle.

What Are The Problems During Storage Of Cord Blood?

Some stem cell banks store the whole blood samples, some banks separate the red cells, white cells and other blood components and the cells are freeze stored.

What is Stem cell Homing?

When the healthy stem cells are transplanted into the vein of the patient, these stem cells are capable of finding their path into bone marrow, this process is called stem cell homing.

Are Some Kinds Of Stem Cells Better Than Others?

It is desirable to have a stem cell that has the ability to form different types of cells, which can be used to replace damaged tissue. Mouse embryonic stem cells can produce any tissue required in the adult mouse. Pluripotent stem cells in the human embryos have the same property.

It is not clear whether stem cells from adult tissues or umbilical cord blood are pluripotent. The comparison of human embryonic stem cells to adult stem cells is currently a very active area in research, and one that will hopefully lead to cures for tissue degenerative diseases in the future.

Is clamping of cord blood harmful to baby?

Clamping cord blood soon after delivery will not harm the baby.

Clamping the blood is safe and reduces the risk of developing diseases (hypervolemia, polycythemia, hyperbilirubinemia).

Additional blood may be required for babies who have lost blood through birth canal.

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i need a stem cell transplant for c.i.d.p. i have been on iv Gamma Glub for 10 years
JODY2513 Friday, February 14, 2014
I am based in Delhi. How can I avail of your services? how about the costs etc? A.K. Srivastava
Anandkumarsrivastava Wednesday, April 25, 2012
we can get totipotent stem cells from human embryos that are created invitro in ART labs.
reejatharu Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I am a c2/c3 quad on a ventilator. I have been paralyzed for 15 years as a result from fooling with a friend. I writing to find about any type of human spinal cord rejuvenation trials. If so or any type along that line, then please let me know.

guest Monday, August 30, 2010
contact reelabs at mumbai, reference roheet gupta. they have done such cases sussessfully
roheet Sunday, September 26, 2010
I know that Miami college in Florida has been working on this in animals, so they can do this in humans. They have been doing wonders. Give them a call. It might just change your life. Be persistent about it with them. You could also call up Pen State. Their are some wonderful BME people there. M for Medical that is. They might be able to help. Call Florida first for sure. God bless your journey.
Gabriel Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A fertilised egg has totipotency, or total potential for about four days. Days after fertilisation,the totipotent stem cell divides and then matures to cause more specialised stem cells called pluripotent stem cells.Basically, the pluripotent stem cell can do everything the totipotent one can except for creating an entire organism.

so, how can we take totipotent cells frm a human? is tht practically possible? if we could, it wud be great, isn't it?

Namithann Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Aarex Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I love your website.
florida5666 Tuesday, January 19, 2010
wat is a baby thing in the stuff........
guest Sunday, November 11, 2007
ESC research only "does not involve cloning" if you redefine 'cloning.' Most people understand that it is making a 'copy' of someone's DNA. To use ESC's therapeutically, they must be 'recognized' by the cells of the end user - the simplest way is to 'clone' his/her DNA. And insert it into an available egg (and where are all these human eggs going to come from? 3rd-world women?)
guest Monday, October 08, 2007

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