Stem Cells are biological cells in all multicellular organisms, that can divide (through mitosis) and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self renew to produce more cells.
The ability to differentiate is the potential to develop into other cell types
- Totipotent stem cell (e.g fertilized egg ) can develop into all cell types including the embryonic membrame.
- Pleuripotent stem cell can develop into cells from all three germinal layers (e.g cells from the inner cell mass)
Cells can be oligopotent , bipotent or unipotent depending on their ability to develop into few, two or one cell type.
Stem cell is taken from Umbilical cord blood just after birth. Medical researchers believe that stem cell therapy has the potential to dramatically change the treatment of human diseases. A number of adult therapies already exist, particularly Bone Marrow transplants that are used to treat leukemia. In the future, medical researchers anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat a wide variety of diseases including cancer, Parkinson`s diseases, spinal cord injuries amongst a number of other impairments and conditions.
Decision to save your baby`s cord blood cells is very crucial in ensuring your entire family`s health. It has become more important protection to your family compared with other ways like home or auto insurance.
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