Why you should support Stem Cells!

By Sivang Modi

Johns Hopkins needs your help for Stem Cell Research!

Johns Hopkins Medical Research Facility is beginning to become more progressive with Stem Cells Research, and they need your support! So before you should support Stem Cell Research, you should know what it is. To start off, stem cells are cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. There are different types of stem cells, however the main ones are embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Embryonic stem cells come from embryos that are 3 to 5 days old. Adult stem cells are found throughout the body. Induced pluripotent come from blastocysts leftover from infertility treatments that would otherwise be destroyed. Stem cells can be used for treating diseases as well. Embryonic stem cells are differentiated into the necessary cell type, then those mature cells replace tissue that is damaged by diseases. For example, stem cells can treat a disease called Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors), difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. People with Parkinson's disease don't have enough dopamine, which is a chemical that allows messages to be sent to the parts of the brain that control movement and some forms of thinking. Researchers are using stem cells to grow dopamine, allowing them to produce nerve cells. This can allow them to study the disease, especially in those cases where there is a known genetic cause for the condition. If this hasn't convinced you yet, here's some other great reasons to why Stem Cell Research is extremely beneficial. Stem Cell Research will allow several treatments for many diseases besides Parkinson's Disease, such as Alzheimer's disease, heart diseases, birth defects, and much more! However, I know a lot of you believe that researchers shouldn't be messing around with Human Life. As true as that is, all of the research is going to a great cause, which can save thousands of lives, and improve human life as well. Also, it will be a huge benefit in the long run. Johns Hopkins is offering patients with Parkinson's disease to come try stem cell therapy, and anyone is welcome! Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. With Stem Cells Research, soon it will help cure Parkinson's disease more efficiently, and that's why we need your help! If you have any family members, friends, neighbors, etc. that have Parkinson's disease, please be sure to show them this advertisement so they'll have full information on what to do! Johns Hopkins number is 410-550-0100, please be sure to call if you're seeking for more information on the stem cell therapy! Overall, Stem Cell Research will be extremely beneficial and can save thousands of lives! So, why not join the cause? One day, you'll be able to say you were apart of saving thousands of people's lives.