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Stem cells basics – why they are important

Science has always been a subject that is usually tackled for the rest of one’s academic years. The fact that you’re learning about something you have - the human body - is quite boring. But the thing is there is more than what meets the eye.

There’s a study that believes that our body is actually made up of stardust; that is admittedly something that’s hard to wrap your mind around. As poetic as it sounds, this is comparable to the vast galaxy. Interesting, isn’t it? You are stardust.

To not get carried away from that, let’s dwell into more “cells” talk. Our body is composed of cells, the building blocks of life. And to narrow the different types of cells down, we often neglect what stem cells are and how important this is for our body.

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The importance of the stem cells

The stem cells are responsible for reconstructing, repairing, and replacing damaged or dying cells in your body. Considering that the stem cells are the repair system of the body, their absence would allow a lot of bacteria and infections to intrude the body from a mere cut.

Since there’s been a lot of new technology happening currently, scientists are making discoveries and breakthroughs about stem cells which could bring rise to a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry. The stem cells’ power to heal has given the scientist a deeper understanding of how diabetes and cancer are affecting one’s body, and other diseases caused by abnormal cell proliferation.

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Furthermore, this could lead scientists to concoct and come up with medicines or drugs that could help prevent or stop these diseases; although scientists still have to do a lot of research, that moment is something everyone’s been anticipating for.

Stem cells are organisms that are small enough for the naked eye to see; its benefits and advantages encompass the amount of help it gives compared to other visible organs. Truly, size doesn’t matter when it comes to Science.