Sweat Gland: Current Research on Isolation or Production of Therapeutic Cells

Stem cells are used extensively for the treatment of various diseases, owing to their ability to develop into specific cells in the body. This helps in the repair of tissue and faster recovery than traditional methods of treatment. One of the main hindrances in the use of stem cells in the treatment of diseases is that isolation of stem cells from the bone marrow requires surgical procedures and is an invasive technique. It requires a period of stay at the hospital and, in a patient who is already weak, it could add to the physical discomfort.

Though stem cells from donors are a possibility, they risk being rejected by the body’s defense mechanism and could also transmit genetic diseases from the donor. Extensive research is underway ...

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