Want a Cure For Parkinson's?
Stem Cells Might Hold the Answer!
What are Stem Cells?
Where are Stem Cells Found?
"This type of stem cell is derived from the mesoderm during embryonic development and can differentiate into cells of that germ layer, namely muscle, cartilage, nerve and fat." (Stem Cells: Where Do They Come From? What Are They Used For?)
How Stem Cells Might be Used to Cure Diseases
The most common way of using stem cells to treat a disease is through a stem cell transplant. Embryonic stem cells are differentiated into the necessary cell type; then those mature cells replace the specified damaged tissue which have been affected by disease or injury. This type of treatment could be used to replace neurons damaged by spinal cord injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or other neurological problems. Cells grown to produce insulin could treat people with diabetes and heart muscle cells could repair damage after a heart attack. This list could conceivably include any tissue that is injured or diseased.
These are all inquisitive areas of research, but embryonic stem cell-based therapies go well beyond cell transplants. What researchers learn from studying how embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle cells, for example, could provide clues about what factors may be able to directly induce the heart muscle to repair itself. The cells could be used to study disease, identify new drugs, or screen drugs for toxic side effects. Any of these would have a significant impact on human health without transplanting a single cell.
However, that being said, adult stem cells are of mush use as well. Although this stem cell type isn't as varied in differentiation as the embryonic stem cells are, they are still extremely advantageous. Adult stem cells could replace the damaged cells from neurological problems just as well as embryonic cells can.
Stem Cells and Parkinson's
The local hospital is conducting a study and are looking for participants who are in the early stages of the disease! By joining this cause, you may be the next person to be relieved from the Parkinson's. How? By injecting stem cells into your body, the damaged cells can be replaced with healthy ones and thus renew the previous abilities that the person had, before they acquired the disease. Don't you want relief from the paralysis? Don't you want the ability to start a new life? Come to our local hospital, and the key to all of this awaits within the stem cells.