An undifferentiated cell has
still yet to be developed into a mature and unique cell
which is why it holds the fascination of scientist and
medical staff around the world. The adult stem cell is an
undifferentiated cell which they are hoping can be matured
into a variety of other cells to help medicine and the
benefits of mankind.
The main role of our stem
cells is to regenerate other living cells by repairing then and
maintaining them to last a while longer. Most of the cells in our
body break down and re grow in a constant cycle right throughout our
lives. Muscle cells begin to slowly degenerate as we get older
because we do not produce enough hormones for the re growth of the
dying cells. However with adult stem cells research we are closer to
finding a working anti aging method than ever before.
It is not sure how all adult
stem cells come to be present in the body but there is
evidence that the mature cells of the aged do house adult
stem cells within the bodies’ tissue. Because the adult stem
cells are abundant in the body it has prompted medical
research to seek the possibility of being able to transplant
the adult stem cells. Bone marrow transplants have been done
for over 50 years and they have an extremely high success
rate for the use of adult stem cells transplants.
So transplanting some adult
stem cells is possible but the problem is that so many stem cells
are yet to be uncovered that we have no idea to what extent
transplants can be achieved.
If the adult stem cells found
in the brain can be harvested for use in medicines then
there is a possibility of curing multiple brain diseases
that are hereditary and non hereditary in nature. If the
adult stem cells in the human heart can be harvested and
manipulated to respond in growth then there may be hope for
mankind to live for perhaps twice the age we are reaching by
Even if the body cells could
continuously regenerate themselves the heart muscle cells cannot. By
replacing or regenerating those cardiac cells the heart could last
much longer and keep us alive for extended periods of time.
Adult stem cells research has
not been totally perfected by doctors and there is still much ground
to cover on the subject. One thing is for sure that this kind of
research will change the world and break medical records to benefit
the human race.