Stem Cells? Do tell!

An ad about the benefits of stem cells by SCL, Inc.

What are stem cells?

To begin, stem cells are unspecialized cells from which differentiated cells develop. There are 2 types of stem cells: adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells are multipotent, meaning they can only turn into certain kinds of cells. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can turn into any type of cell in the body.

How Can They Treat Diseases?

By injecting stem cells into damaged parts of the body where certain types of cells don't grow, they can repair those parts by turning into the cells needed for recovery. Stem cells can help treat issues in the body such as a severe heart attack, brain damage, regenerate nerves, and repair various organs.

Where Do Stem Cells Come From?

Most embryonic stem cells come from newly born embryos. Because of this, many people are discouraged by the use of these embryos as they believe that embryos are where life begins. However, stem cells don't come solely from embryos. Stem cells have been found in bone marrow, placenta and cord tissue, amniotic fluid, teeth, and umbilical cord blood.

Why We Encourage Stem Cell Research

Here at SCL, Inc., the usage of stem cells for research and medical purposes is seen as revolutionary. With the advanced technology we have today, we can utilize stem cells to benefit all humans. People with serious diseases previously seen as uncurable now have a chance at a better life. This allows people to be able to spend more time with their friends and family, living much longer than anticipated. We don't want to take this possibility away from people, we want to help them achieve it.


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The Johnson Family

"Thanks to SCL, Inc., my paralysis has been cured and I can finally walk again after 6 years." - John Johnson

"Stem cells helped cure my husband. I have never felt more grateful." - Jane Johnson

"Now that my daddy can walk, I can play with him every day!!" - Jimmy Johnson