Metrics details. In recent years, stem cell therapy has become a very promising and advanced scientific research topic. The development of treatment methods has evoked great expectations. This paper is a review focused on the discovery of different stem cells and the potential therapies based on these cells. The genesis of stem cells is followed by laboratory steps of controlled stem cell culturing and derivation.
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This work is based on the recent understanding that induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs , which are stem cells generated from skin or blood cells through a method called reprogramming, produce a large set of antigens that have overlap to a specific type of pancreatic cancer and that these similarities can be used for potential clinical benefit. Vaccines can be highly effective in preventing infections by training the immune system to recognize agents foreign to the body, such as viruses, and to eliminate them. Vaccines trigger the immune system by presenting so-called antigens, such as proteins not normally present in the body, which are then recognized as foreign by the immune system and therefore trigger an immune response. Less known, and still in the early stages, are vaccines against cancer. Tumor cells often contain unique antigens that are rare or not found in other tissues of the body and, like antigens from a virus, can be targets for the immune system.
I t is unclear at exactly what point the phrase "stem cell" entered the vernacular, one of very few scientific terms that achieve the status of, say, DNA in not requiring a detailed explanation every time it is written down or spoken. Whether or not you know exactly what they are or what they do, stem cells imply something very specific: in them is invested the next generation of medicine, revolutionary treatments for everything from Parkinson's to Alzheimer's. On the horizon, there is also the hope of growing genetically matched tissue even whole organs to replace anything that has been damaged by disease or accident. But perhaps the reason stem cells managed to lodge themselves so deep in the public psyche was not just because of their awesome scientific potential, or their ability to turn into the treatments of the future. Perhaps it was politics.
In order to provide Fox News Web site users with a better understanding of the ethical and moral debate surrounding stem-cell research, the editors and research department at the Fox News Channel prepared the following primer. Opponents of research on embryonic cells, including many religious and anti-abortion groups, contend that embryos are human beings with the same rights — and thus entitled to the same protections against abuse — as anyone else. They believe life starts at the moment of conception, when a sperm fertilizes an egg, since a distinct organism has come into being. Thus the destruction of an embryo is the destruction of a human life. Anti-abortion groups also oppose research on stem cells derived from aborted fetuses.