Those major conditions include, cancer, diabetes, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, blindness, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and HIV/AIDS. Stem cells are specialized cells that are responsible for replacing our body’s injured tissues and cells, mostly of our hair, skin, blood and gut lining. These cells have the capability to regenerate and imitate themselves. Stem cells can also differentiate and grow into any other type of cell.
Each of us is a host of these therapeutic cells, so we should at least know a bit more about them.
Here are the five facts you probably didn’t know about human stem cells:
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