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Stem Cells - Fundamentals

Last Updated on Jun 19, 2020
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What is a Stem cell?

A stem cell is a unique cell that can give rise to any specific specialized cell, such as a blood cell depending on the area of the body. They have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and have a unique property to differentiate into any type of body cell e.g., nerve cell, bladder cell or muscle cell

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This unique quality of the stem cells makes them ideal for treating injury and disease by repairing or replacing damaged or diseased body cells with healthy new cells. This type of inoculation of stem cells in the area to be treated is now called stem cell transplantation.

Stem cells are used to treat degenerative diseases, which occur due to premature cell death or malfunctioning of specific cell type. Stem cells can be used to replace these dead cells.

Transplanting stem cells into the damaged area and directing them to grow into a new healthy tissue. For example heart muscle cells can be made to regenerate after a heart attack.

Stem cells that are already present in the body can be activated to produce more and new type of tissues if required.

Stem cell can also be collected, and grown in media, maintained and stored to provide healthy replacement tissue for transplantation.

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JODY2513

i need a stem cell transplant for c.i.d.p. i have been on iv Gamma Glub for 10 years

Anandkumarsrivastava

I am based in Delhi. How can I avail of your services? how about the costs etc? A.K. Srivastava

reejatharu

we can get totipotent stem cells from human embryos that are created invitro in ART labs.

guest

Hello,
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.
Thanks

roheet

contact reelabs at mumbai, reference roheet gupta. they have done such cases sussessfully

Gabriel

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.

Namithann

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?

Aarex

growing

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