Know the different types of stem cells

Generally, the majority of people thinks, stem cell researches are limited to use the aborted fetuses to do research on paralyzed rats in a lab. These researches are just a part of researches about stem cell. In this article we want to define the different types of stem cells include Embryonic Stem Cells, Fetal Stem Cells, Umbilical Stem Cells, Induced …

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Commonly, stem cells come from two main sources: 1. Embryos formed during the blastocyst phase of embryological development (embryonic stem cells) and 2. Adult tissue (adult stem cells).

Mesenchymal stem cell

A category of adult stem cells is represented by mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are found in very large numbers in the bone marrow and Wharton’s Jelly region of the umbilical cord (Wharton’s Jelly or “Wharton jelly” is mucoid connective tissue that constitutes the extracellular matrix of the umbilical cord and includes blood vessels, protecting them).