In recent years Mexico has become one of the top destinations for Medical Tourism in the world this is because of Mexico availability for new medical services and great prices. In 2015 Sani Dental Group will open a new facility that will offer you many new services, among them a Stem Cell clinic.
Stem Cell: What are they?
Stem cell are undifferentiated cells in our body that can convert into differentiate specialized cells and this can divide and created an organ. These terms can be a bit confusing, we understand; in short words, undifferentiated cells are cells in body that have not define into an organ or organism. They are found in multicellular organisms and undifferentiated cells have the ability to make other types of cells, to make differentiate specialized cells. In the case of differentiate specialized cells are cell type that differ both in appearance and function and are genetically identical.
Types of Stem Cells
There are 4 types of Stem Cells:
TOTIPOTENT: Having the ability to give rise to all the cell types of the body plus all of the cell types that make up the extraembryonic tissues such as the placenta.
PLURIPOTENT: Having the ability to give rise to all of the various cell types of the body.
MULTIPOTENT: Having the ability to develop into more than one cell type of the body.
UNIPOTENT: A cell that can differentiate along only one lineage.
Mammals have two primary types of stem cells:
- Embryonic stem cells: these are the cells that are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts.
- Adult stem cells: these are cells that are found in various tissues.
Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent stem cells that are taken from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst.
The blastocyst is the inner structure that forms in the early stages of embryonic development. The structure possess inner cell mass (ICM) and these mass of cells will eventually give rise to the definitive structures of the fetus.
Adult stem cells are cells that have a specific role (fully differentiated) in our body; these cells cannot choose another “career”, they will do what they are programed to do. Adult stem cells can act as a repair system for the body, replenishing adult tissues; because of this, adult stem cells will stay with you throughout your life.
Recently, researcher have been able to better study and understand the health benefits Stem Cells can offer us, through their research they were able to discover the potential and benefits stem cells offer.
Stem Cell Treatments
Benefits to Stem Cell
Through recent research scientist have discover the enormous potential stem cells can have in our health; in the laboratory, scientist have been able to study how stem cells transform. Some of these have been transform into tissue capable of helping us restore our health or prevent some diseases. Some of the areas that stem cells can benefit include:
- Burn victims
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Parkinson's Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Stem Cell Teeth
- Tooth Regeneration
- Type I Diabetes
Stem Cells and Cell-Based therapies offer patients the promise of new ways to repair our body and improve a patient health. Through the re-arrangement of these cells, the regenerative medicines have the potential to eliminate many diseases.
Are Stem Cell Treatments Safe?
At the moment scientist cannot answer this question; at the moment, many potential dangerous can occur. Potential problems include:
- A stem cell can renew itself, if genetic damage occurs or they become a different cell, they can mutate to a cancer cells and form a tumors.
- Procedures to extract cells from the body or to re-insert stem cells from the body can involve many risks. These procedures are still new and not many doctors have dedicated sufficient time to this study, raising the risk of potential damages.
Researchers are studying all these factors and are carefully studying all the potential risk and how to prevent any long term or short term problems.
Controversies with Stem Cells
The stem cell controversy is an ethical debate centered on its source, some stem cells can come from adult stem cells while other can come from embryos.
In order to obtain these embryonic stem cells, researchers have destroyed human embryos causing a lot of controversy. In the case of adult stem cells, the creating and usage of stem cells does not involve human embryos.
Sani Dental Group – Medi Plaza
In recent years Mexico has become one of the top destinations for Medical Tourism in the world this is because of Mexico availability for new medical services and great prices; in addition Mexico offer you the city of Los Algodones the capital of dental tourism. In 2015 Sani Dental Group will launch the first Stem Cell clinic in Los Algodones, Medi Plaza will count with all the federal accreditations and permits required to ensure our patient’s care are part of the values our new facility will offer you.
Through this new clinic and the Medi Plaza, patients and visitors will be able to enjoy excellent medical services, optical, clinical laboratories, arts and crafts and much more. We invite you to come to Los Algodones and experience all the new services that will be available for you.
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