The author. Eddie Mace, recent photo aged 91.
The stem cells basics should be easy to understand.
However this is now becoming a complex subject as more research now rapidly proceeds.
We now have many categories of stem cells but fundamentally there are two stem cell basics the general person needs to understand.
These are EMBRYONIC and ADULT stem cells.
are generally more specific forms of these cells which people need to understand only if they are doing a serious study.
Looking back over history it is easy to say these cells had had an earlier discovery, however the immense importance of these stem cells was not really recognised until 1998 when Gael. R. Martin from the University of California coined the term “EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS”
This term has continued and is in constant use today.
Also during 1998, Thompson, from the University of Wisconsin, isolated cells from the inner cell mass of early embryos and Gearhart, from Johns Hopkins University, derived cells from the gonad tissue.
Since then stem cell research has taken off around the world.
The important thing to remember about stem cell basics is the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells and we need to differentiate them.
Embryonic stem cells are formed at conception and only persist in the embryonic form for approximately 3 to 4 days thereafter they take on the characteristics of adult stem cells.
The human body has vast amounts of these adult stem cells the majority of these have taken on special characteristics to perform a particular function in the body.
IE, A liver cell, a lung cell and so on.
The body appears to have reserves of these stem cells stored in our bone marrow which are released as needed to maintain the body’s health.
The big problem is, as we get older there is a lot less of these adult cells available and our health begins to decline.
See Stem cell forum.
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