Stem cells are very special, unspecialised cells that can become, and replace, any type of cell in our body. We need stem cells to replenish the millions of blood, skin and other types of cells that die every day.
Medically, surgeons use layers of skin derived from stem cells to treat extensively burned tissue, while stem cells can be differentiated into heart, brain and other tissue types for potential new therapies. In the lab, stem cells are also used to test new drugs and give insights into complex conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons’s and diabetes.
This beautifully produced short film by EuroStemCell gives an introduction into the life of stem cells inside and outside our body.
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