The author. Eddie Mace, aged 92.
Stem cell information is describes by the National Institute of Health this way.
"Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. These serve as a repair system to the body. They can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person is still alive.
When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another cell with a with a very specialised function, such as a muscle cell a red blood cell or a brain cell."
When the sperm fertilises an egg the first thing to be created is a stem cell.
Following this, the cell divides and becomes more stem cells. These continue to divide until they become specific types of cells that will then become a different body part.
These embryonic cells have in the past dominated stem cell research information in the media's attention.
This information has been at the centre of all medical scientific effort and the majority of medical research until quite recently.
These embryonic cells have in the past dominated the media's interest and attention.
Now however, this is now rapidly changing.
Adult stem cells are starting to hit the health headlines because this stem cell information is in demand and these adult stem cells are really achieving results.
We now know, these adult cells are the body's primary system of health repair and are critical for our bodies maintenance.
The term "adult stem cell” can be very misleading.
As soon as you are born all your stem cells are called adult stem cells. (You didn't know you had adult stem cells the day you were born did you?)
Some people think it would be better than having to grow up, Myself I enjoyed growing up so I like it the way it is, thank you!
After birth and throughout the life of the person, STEM CELLS CONTINUE TO BE MADE and this is important information and is going to have a profound effect on our future health care.
This great recent discovery has already led to some wonderful health benefits. This is going to be the new way of our future health care systems.See the "Stem Cell News" page and read more great information which is being revealed in those pages.