What is a stem cell?
A stem cell is essentially a “blank” cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell or a nerve cell. Microscopic in size, stem cells are big news in medical circles because they can be used to replace or even heal damaged tissues and cells in the body. They can serve as a built-in repair system for the human body, replenishing other cells as long as a person is still alive.
For this study's purposes, the stem cells are harvested from the patient's own bone marrow/blood. They do not use embryonic stem cells so they are NOT killing babies!
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