Wednesday October 11th is Stem Cell Awareness Day 2017. A stem cell is a cell that either self-renews itself through asymmetric cell division or differentiates itself through asymmetric cell division to form a specialised cell unit.
The symmetric cell division process makes the cell have the power to divide and produce an identical copy of itself, whereas the asymmetric cell division process makes the cell divide to mature and form every type of tissue and organ in the body.
Stem cells originate from an adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells, which are the main types of stem cells. The other types of stem cells are the ones which have been generated and grown in a laboratory.
Stem Cell Therapy
People undergo Stem Cell Therapy when they have damaged cells and they need to be replaced, especially those cells in the organs which are damaged. Instead of an organ transplant, stem cells can be administered into the patient.
Stem Cell Awareness Day brings researchers, organisations and different individuals all over the world together to increase awareness and provide education about stem cells and the potential they offer. The aim of this annual event is to encourage people to get a clearer and better understanding of how effective stem cells are as a source of treatment.
If you have any questions about Stem Cells and their effectiveness when it comes to treating a variety of conditions, please contact us.