Stem cells

   A scientists team from Harvard Medical School (USA) have explained, in the journal Science, an unprecedented procedure that allow, from adult cells, to produce stem cells with the same regenerative features that embryonic stem cells. This solves one of the largest obstacles to use stem cells with curative intent. Analysts believe that with this technique they can create tissues to reconstruct damaged organs. New stem cells could become a source of pancreatic cells for diabetics or hearth cells for people with heart failure.

   The research has been collected by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. We must remember that Government has not protected stem cell research but quite the contrary.

   It is clear that the systematic disaster of research with embryos, which means its killing, and the progress made with the research with adult stem cells, extracted from the own affected, has made that successes achieved with adult stem cells are recognize in the scientific world.

   Due to the ethical dilemmas presented by embryonic cells which can produce rejection and even carcinoma, analysts of Harvard focused their work toward adult cells to turn into cells identical to embryonic stem cells.

   Moreover, the latest news confirmed the achievement reached by some research with adult stem cells. The associate Physician and coordinator of Hematology of the Hospital de la Plana of Vila-Real confirmed the efficiency of stem cells in the treatment of carcinoma, in its application in leukemia and lymphomas, although it arrives when chemotherapy has destroyed both “bad cells and good cells of the patient,” clarified the doctor.

   Likewise, a group of researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science of Japan claimed to have discovered stem cells identical to embryonic stem cells from a tooth.

CLEMENTE FERRER

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