Stem cell, is hardly a new thing nowadays as its research has already begun since 1960s. Yet, public attention as well as awareness is still low to moderate about this discovery. Aside from those who are scientists and doctors, not many people, who know what stem cell is; even if all the researches have been so excited these past few years consequent with more new discoveries that have led them to understand more and more about the complexity of the stem cells. The science excitement versus public unawareness is so ironic. Therefore, it is quite a challenge to share this knowledge to public using simple descriptions and succinct information that is suitable for public to read without making them yawning every sentences! Stem cells are cells that can develop to many different type of cells in the body. In short, they are like internal repair system of humanâ€™s body; it will repair any tissue damages for the whole life. These cells are unique because:
- They are unspecialized cells which is capable of renewing themselves through cell division, even after a long periods of inactivity.
- They can be induced to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with the specific functions.
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