Researchers take broad look at stem cells

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Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts, and adult stem cells, which are found in various tissues.The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, usage, and destruction of human embryos. Most commonly, this controversy focuses on embryonic stem cells.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists have reviewed the usefulness of adult-derived stem cells after seeing that there is not enough knowledge on how they can be useful in medicine
  • A study conducted at Stanford injected volunteers with a combination of stem cells and nutrients to see how they affected shoulder injuries.
  • The Stanford study was crucial in testing the usefulness of adult stem cells in medical treatments.

“Continued research into the application of SVF and adipose derived stem cells has the potential to transform treatments and therapy options.”

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