Stem cells have ability to regenerate and repair.
Ever wondered about Stem cells? Let's investigate how stem cell research is impacting upon organ transplant surgery and multitude aspects of stem cell technology.
Stem cells – Prolong life, improve life, and give hope for life to millions of people.
Most of us heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps you've wondered if they might help you or a loved one with a serious disease. You may wonder what stem cells are, how they're being used to treat disease and injury, and why they're the subject of such vigorous debate.
Many diseases kill people and impairs a person's ability to live a normal life. For example, about 7.3 million people have heart failure and 6.2 million people are diagnosed with coronary heart disease each year all over the world. [source: World Health Organization]. In heart failure, much of the heart muscle itself dies, so the heart cannot sufficiently pump blood.
Similarly, millions of people have diabetes due to destroyed insulin – producing cells of the pancreas. Finally, about 1 million Americans live with Parkinson's disease where the patients suffer with lack of dopamine production.
So, if this is the case – what if these dead cells could be replaced with fresh and functional cells? Could the patients be treated and live normal lives? That's the goal of stem cell research!