There are two types of stem cells. Embryonic stem cells form after conception and their job is to create a baby. Hopefully, it will be an adorable infant whose parents can show off with home movies and snapshots. Stem cells don’t decide this, but they are the meat and potatoes of the process.
These cells form the eyes and a nose and organs and have the most magnificent duty in all of creation. They move quick and mold and multiply and can transform into any type of cell needed to get the job done. Then, they’re finished. Game over. Kiss the fat lady. Sort of like retirement, only there is no part-time work available when boredom sets in.
Right after birth, some new cells take over. These are called adult stem cells and it doesn’t matter if you are a day old or have just reached the century mark. These new cells are also referred to as repair stem cells because their job is to roam throughout the body and fix things. That scrape on your knee-the ankle sprain you got when you slid into second base. Maybe you should have gone head first, but no worries-repair stem cells are rushing to the scene and these too can turn into any type of cell the body needs.
Got a bad sore throat or a bad cold? Out with the old and in with the new. Adult stem cells are like the Calvary. Therein also lies the problem and delivers to us humans the most confusing aspect of life-besides of course why the Yankees continue to pay huge salaries and can’t win anymore.
If these repair stem cells fix nearly everything wrong in the body, why isn’t everyone well? Then again, why does it take forever to heal? Have I not treated my Calvary soldiers well? Fatigue or apathy may have set in. Maybe they’re plotting a coup.
It’s only been in the past five years that this information is unfolding. Prior to that we thought some cells in the body simply died off-a little piece of us goes missing each day until, finally, it’s curtains.
Chugging the remains of keg beer in college, I was told repeatedly that I was killing off my brain cells. Sadly, they would never regenerate and I remember with melancholy the internal debate confronting me. Beer or brain cells…Shamefully, beer won out and it never mattered if it was Burgermeister or Falstaff or even Pabst Blue Ribbon. I lived with the knowledge that I was destroying the greatest gift I’d been given.
Now, science tells us, there is hope for wine sippers and frat boys-repair stem cells, once released, can become anything needed in the body. Although I doubt this knowledge, if it had been known twenty years ago, would have made a difference in my abandon, it may provide a modicum of comfort to college students today.
Still to be answered is the question of wellness.
Adult stem cells are released mainly from the bone marrow. That spongy stuff everybody thinks is so hard is really a concubine of red blood cells and other life preserving things, but as we age science now understands that the stem cell release slows down. Instead of an entire Calvary coming to the rescue, only the stragglers remain and there is usually far too much work for the very few.
This decrease in adult stem cell production is something we still don’t understand, but science does know that to increase the production of adult stem cells either through the bodies own methods or through injections, is a procedure that’s working miracles for some people.
Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Heart Disease-these are all treatable through stem cell therapy. But not in the United States. Here, the focus is on debating the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, which may or may not provide wellness in the future.
What about now? Today, as millions of Americans suffer, why aren’t stem cell injections available? Why do people have to travel to Europe, China and Mexico to seek solutions? Only one product [http://www.more-stem-cells.com] is available to people that has proven to facilitate the release of repair stem cells.
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