Stem Cell Research

Saves Lives!

What Are Stem Cells Exactly?

Stem cells are nonspecialized cells that have the power to create other different types of cells. Some stem cells are able to create all other cells in the human body. Other stem cells are able to repair tissue and damaged cells.

Where Do They Even Come From?

Stem cells come from embryonic stem cells. They come from embryos that are three to five days old. The embryonic cells are pluripotent meaning they can divide and become any cell they prefer. Adult stem cells are usually found in adult tissues like bone marrow or fat. Some adult cells are usually only used for cells of similarity of the adult stem cells. Scientists and working on spreading adult cells to make them more diverse.

What Are They Used For?

Stem cells are used for a variety of many different cells and muscles.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a disease that affects your nervous system and your movement. Starting of slowly, this disease only makes your hand tremble a little bit , but when it goes on for a while it later affects your whole body, making it stiff and uncomfortable. Parkinson's disease is still a big barrier for cell research. There has been a big progress for creating dopamine cells from stem cells. They have come up with many different choices for stem cell therapy but there needs to be more tests and research before put to a reality.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition.The blood-forming stem cell is the component of bone marrow that is therapeutic in a bone marrow transplant.They have also been successful in cancer treatments and will be good for people donating organs in the future.