Don't Forget About Stem Cells!
!!Stem Cell Research Volunteers Needed!!
First Off, What are Stem Cells?
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
Bone marrow stem cells is only found and can only be extracted from adults. It can only be obtained from under specific conditions determined by age and health.
Placenta and cord tissue stem cells are taken from the mesoderm during embryonic development.
Amniotic fluid stem cells can be taken from amniotic fluid during a pregnancy.
Teeth stem cells are one of the most low-risk cells to take.
Umbilical cord blood stem cells are one of the best options for people to take advantage of. It is uncontroversial, because medics at hospitals usually discard the cord, or parents take it home. However, parents can invest in preserving the cord to be used later in the child's life, if something happens.
Potential Stem Cell Therapies
The new neural cells could produce a healthy amount of neurotrophin to the brain, which is a protein that helps the neuron grow and develop. Alzheimer's patients have a low production of neurotrophin. So, by replacing the damaged cells, the brain could possibly go back to an unaffected brain, in due time.
A Small Issue in Stem Cell Research
There are many things to do before reaching a breakthrough in stem cell treatment for Alzheimer's patients, including exploring damaged areas, which could potentially cause more damage. Also, trying to produce the multiple neurons necessary to replace the lost cells so the new neurons can make connections in the brain will take time.