Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells Essay

1586 Words Oct 26th, 2015 7 Pages
Stem Cells Journal

Introduction

Stem cells are unspecialized cells of a multicellular organism and it has capability changing into any type cell. When stem cells divides, the new cell has the potential of choosing whether to stay a stem cell or turn into any type of specialized such as: skin cells, neurons, muscle cells and many more. Stem cells have no specific function but are special in their own way. In the early stage of the development, stem cells have the extraordinary potential to develop into any type of cell in the human body. Unlike Specialized cells that have a specific function and cannot change into any other type of cells, stem cells have no specific function but are special in their own way. The specialized cells divide the new cells and do not have the choice of changing. They have to stay the same.

Important characteristics of Stem Cells:

- Unspecialized stem cells renew themselves through their capability of cell division
- They can be induced to become tissue or organ-specific cells with special function.
- They regularly divide to repair and replace worn-out or damaged tissues.

The unique regenerative abilities of stem cells provide potential for treating diseases and many injuries, blood disorder, certain cancers such as Leukemia, and diseases such as diabetes and also heart diseases.

Pros of Stem cells
- Stem cells have the potential of not only curing some types of cancer but can also cure Alzheimer’s, heart diseases, diabetes (type…

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