BIO-013/ Stem Cell Research
STEM CELL RESEARCH
What is a stem cell? One can define a stem cell as a cell type that is found in many tissues. This particular cell is unique in the fact that it can divide itself over and over virtually to an infinite number. This process of reproduction ensures that the cells can restore other cells that may have gotten damaged; this process may only occur if the person is still living. The same goes for animals. As the stem cell reproduces; the reproduced cell has the possibility to remain an identical cell or form into a more specific “specialized” stem cell that may be responsible for things such as brain cells, muscle cells, or even red blood cells. There are individual facts and spheres that promote “unspecialized” stem cells; these findings are a pertinent concernment to scientists. The reason being, is that the stem cell has a phenomenal capability of invigorating itself. Nonetheless there is an extreme amount of scientific research and lab testing that needs to be performed to truly appreciate the knowledge of how stem cells work; and how they can work for what is known as cell-based therapy. When scientists perform these lab studies on stem cells; they are attempting to facilitate the fundamental properties. Scientists are deciphering the difference between stem cells and the types of cells that may be of a specialized nature. This has allowed the scientists to veil new drugs, as well as the development of model classifications. Examples of this may include the inquiry of prevalent growth, and pinpoint the factors that cause some irregularities in common birth defects. The continuous inquisition of stem cells advances the doctrine of how organisms develop from only a single cellule, and how it promotes the reinstatement of mutilated cells in an adult morphon.