This is the second in a series of articles on a topic that enriched my life. My hope is that a better understanding of health problems also leads to their enrichment of life. To coat, we learned that stem cells are needed for the growth and development of all cells in the body. We learned that embryonic stem cells (s) are derived from fertilized eggs; And embryo germ cells (for example) are naturally derived from the layer of tissue germs. A third type cell that is derived from the mesenchymal tissue is known as induced pluripotent stem cell (IPS). These adult stem cells have shown incredible capacity to rectify many deviant diseases, often chronic. Have you ever wondered how scientists have taken place with the name, stem cells? Perhaps a way to explain how the phrase is distracted is by the analogy of the structure of the plant. Most plants begin the growth of a germinating layer (the seed) leading to the necessary support mechanism (a tribe or tribe) that allows nutrition to give rise to its leaves, buds, seeds and branches. Our bodies are much like this: germinating cells; Stem cells support and feed cells to allow the formation of every adult living component we repent. Scientists have classified stem cells according to their ability to form and distinguish themselves in adult cells in the body: Embryonic cells are considered unlikely if they are all the components needed to produce cells are that they can be developed in any type of body cells ;
For example, stem cells derived from a type of tissue, such as blood, is considered multipotent when developed in cells that are closely related, such as red or white blood cells, platelets, etc.; Unipotent stem cells can produce only one type of cell; The IPS cells originating from the mesenchymal tissue (fatty) are called pluripotents, as it can be differentiated in any layer of tissue germ.
Well, we focus on these IPS cells, as it is used more frequently worldwide to promote a better quality of life. To be effective, these cells should be designed, two important features must demonstrate: the ability of self-renewal (able to go through the distribution without mutation) and; Demonstrate the power (it becomes any type of adult cell).
As mentioned in the first article on stem cells, IPS cells are used as complementary therapy around the world to treat a large number of serious diseases. You can ask yourself: “If stem cells are constantly produced by our own body, should we have supplementary therapy with IPS cells? Since we move forward for life and our bodies, we can experience what the medical profession calls to the body “insults”. These insults can be due to: Birth disorders, traumas (bowl or bruises), immune deficiency, severe infections through viral or bacterial agents, genetic mutations, etc. Just when we feed our bodies with adequate food, vitamins and minerals, we must maintain our healthy and functional stem cells. Serious deviations such as heart disease and lung, high blood pressure, spine and neurological lesions, type 1 and 2 diabetes, macular degeneration of eye eye, park justice, osteoporosis, are just a few stem cell therapy applications already employed. , and in many cases, with dramatic results. Science continues. Imagine, scientists at the University of Rochester recently showed the growth of new teeth in animals using stem cells! If you do not have the opportunity to testify the results of stem cell therapy, I want to pay attention to a video documentation that has been the case of a teenager who traveled to China to get treatments for blindness I had birth.
As science develops, the answer umbilical cord stem cells can be a resonant. For now, there are two important issues: the possibility that even stem cell therapy does not work on all the people they are due to their own rejection. Or the maternal can be out of control and cause additional growth, such as cancer cells. In both cases, the ability of the people involved in the production of treatments is very important. First, scientists unlock the mystery that was previously surrounded by which cells of some people run for therapy with stem cells. People at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical research at Massachusetts have discovered a method to control this problem. To reduce the possibility of rejecting stem cell therapy, cautious compatibility methods that use the tissue of a healthy umbilical cord, use skin cells or mesenchymal tissue, resulting in an optimal response to these treatments. In the next installment, well, about two and the donations to help people take full advantage of stem cell therapy. Well, it also describes more in detail you can expect if you have to get therapy with stem cells for your condition.