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What are stem cells how they are used in surgery?

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Asked by Gaurav vyas, 04 Jan '10 04:58 pm
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Stem cells are an undifferentiated cell whose daughtercells may differentiate into other cell types. They are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiating into a diverse range of specialized cell types.

Medical researchers believe that stem cell therapy has the potential to dramatically change the treatment of human disease. A number of adult stem cell 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 wider variety of diseases including cancer, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and muscle damage, amongst a number of other impairments and conditions. However, there still exists a great deal of social and scientific uncertainty surrounding stem cell research, which could possibly be overcome through public deba ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 04 Jan '10 05:52 pm

 
  
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They r cells which divide themselves to form multiple cells n r used in growing certain organs n tissues ( like skin wen it is burnt) .
Answered by twinkle solanki, 04 Jan '10 06:26 pm

 
  
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Stem cells are unprogrammed cells in the human body that can be described as "shape shifters." These cells have the ability to change into other types of cells. Stem cells are at the center of a new field of science called regenerative medicine. Because stem cells can become bone, muscle, cartilage and other specialized types of cells, they have the potential to treat many diseases, including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Eventually, they may also be used to regenerate organs, reducing the need for organ transplants and related surgeries.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 04 Jan '10 05:47 pm

 
  
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