investigations with stem cells are a controversial topic and
sometimes many opinions put in question its morality, the truth is that it
serves to replace damaged cells in your body. Healthy ones are transplanted
into the diseased ones in order to heal you system. It is the future of medical
treatments in regenerative medicine.
be necessary if for example your bone marrow is not working in a proper way.
This malfunctioning of the marrow produces a lack of healthystem cells and
that is why an infusion of healthy ones is required. It also used for blood
disorders such as leukemia when a high-dose chemotherapy or radiation was given
in treatment to a patient. This way your body will be able to generate proper
white or red blood cells and platelets. At the same time it reduces the risk of
infections or anemia.
These transplants can use your own cells,
cells from a donor or from an identical twin, for instance. Many people
can receive a benefit from this treatment, from people with cancer to people
suffering other important diseases, such as diabetes type one, Parkinson’s
disease, a heart disease, burns, etcetera. Stem cells can be found in embryos
that are three to five days old that has around a hundred and fifty cells
available. But they can be found also in adult tissues, in a smaller number, in
bone marrow or fat. These cells are less able and might be not as adaptable and
strong as those taken from embryos.