Stem Cells and Heart Disease
The Beginning of a Medical Revoultion
What is a Stem cell?
A stem cell is a type of cell that is not specialized, but instead have the ability to change into any specific cell and preform any function when needed by the body.(This is called topient). These cells are found in embryonic stages of life, and in adults (places like bone marrow). In an adult, stem cells lay dormant in the bone marrow protected. When a part of the body is damaged, a signal is sent to the stem cell to reproduce through mitosis into a specific cell. This phenomenon may be used to repair and replace damaged tissue, such as the heart.