Stem Cells Research The Regeneration Of Medicine. Stem

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Stem Cells Research the Regeneration of Medicine Stem cells research is one of the most powerful areas of medicine that is both researched and passionately argued. The web page of National Institute of Health (NIH) describes that stem cells are unspecialized cells that are capable of renewing themselves through cell division and they can also be induced to become tissue or organ-specific cells with special functions. Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. Many individuals believe that there are ethical concerns with stem cell research because they come from destruction of perfectly good embryo however stem cells can be used for cell-based therapies, heart…show more content…
(Goodarzi et al. 4) Stem cells can be used to regenerate a heart for patients that are suffering from heart failure. Liao and Tse in their article for stem cell research & therapy Which was published by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) mentions that “Heart failure (HF) due to loss of cardiomyocytes caused by myocardial injuries, especially myocardial infarction (MI), is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide” (1). A myocardial infarction is heart attack which is just an obstruction of blood flow to the heart muscle which can be fatal which is why Liao and Tse in their article discuss two different types of stem cells: multipotent stem cells (adult stem cells) and pluripotent stem cells as potential cell sources for heart regeneration. Current treatments and therapies can only reduce the loss of cardiomyocytes which are cardiac muscle cells but are unable to replenish the permanent loss of those cardiac cells. The most common curative therapy is heart transplantation for severe heart failure, but this therapy is likely in a minority of heart failure patients due to limited organ supply. Under those circumstances “cell-based therapies using multipotent stem cells (adult stem cells) and pluripotent stem cells

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