Stem Cell Research Update

Author bio: Guest post is provided by Sasha Bakhru who has made huge contributions to the field of stem cell research.  Check out his website for more information.

Stem cell research is one of the most important types of medical research out there today.  It is dramatically changing the face of Bio Medicine indefinitely.  One of the reasons that stem cell research is so vital is that it is helping to change the way that many medical treatments are conducted.

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For those that are unfamiliar, stem cells are cells that occur in the body that are not yet being used for their main purpose.  In other words, stem cells are precursor cells that aren’t yet being used in their final form or function.  All stem cells will eventually be utilized for a particular organ.  Some of the organs which use stem cells are the brain, the heart, the skin, and nerves.  There are many others as well.  Other stem cells work in a specific process in the body such as the digestive process.

Stem cells are used by scientists and doctors for a myriad of purposes.  They are often used in medical treatments.  There are various uses for stem cell therapy including the treatment of leukemia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and muscle injuries.

While doctors are already seeing promising results from the use of stem cell therapy, there is still plenty of research that still needs to be completed.  Many stem cell therapy treatments are still labeled “experimental” by the medical and scientific communities.  In time, it’s expected that stem cell therapy will be used in the majority of medical treatments.

For more information on stem cells, check out the website of Sasha Bakhru.