Stem Cell Science As A Future Therapy For Diabetes

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Stem Cell Science As A Future Therapy For Diabetes

An orientation towards the future is implied when studying stem cell science and as a future to
therapy of diabetes too. There are two major discourses discernible; the institutions which create certain
influence and the stem cell and its effect on therapies, genetic modification and animal studies. Stem cells
have a common thing that is self renewal and cell differentiation .The differentiated cells always have to
remain as they are during movement from the body into the cell culture dish in the laboratory or to a newer
environment and function too as before.
However, this is not usually the case since the working has to be in accordance or chime with the
way it did in the body so as to prove the relevance or the ability to go all the way to an islet cell
maintaining it too as is the case when dealing with diabetic patients. (Atala & Lanza, 2013, pg 2) Stem
cells are viewed as plastic, meaning they are able to change into other cells.
The probability of them being triggered and changing into other cell types is usually high. The
genes are the ones mostly affected and one should therefore be able to identify whether the genes are
functioning or not and if so, not only functioning but like beta cells when applied. (Atala & Lanza, 2013,
pg 3)
Bench to bed side workings such as translational research therefore is seen as a solution to certain
problems and a difficulty when dealing with research problems.

An important fact of the stem cells is their ability to change into many cells .Such an example is the
tumor cells and therefore, proving wrong their possibility to function when dealing with a diabetic patient
at large as well as poor understanding of the stem cells by many scientists and therefore not being able to
come up with probable solutions to the many problems that come with it.


Atala, A., & Lanza, R. P. (2013). Handbook of stem cells. London: Academic/Elsevier