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Promising Results of Stem Cells Use among Zoo Animals: Another Hope For Humans

Many researchers are interested in investing their time and efforts to conduct certain studies and researches which can prove significant results of using stem cells as a way to heal damaged human body cells. Studies on stem cells are no joke. This must entail patience and extensive efforts in order to found out promising outcomes, also, the monetary support should be strong because of the expensive technologies which will be used as a part of the studies.

The hope of many researchers is to use stem cells as a strategy to revitalize human body. In addition, many studies are conducted first to animals before it will be tested among humans. In fact, the use of stem cells among the animals in a Zoo showed promising results, according to experts.

Stem cells are cells found in the body which are considered as the foundation of all cells. Stem cells can divide and differentiate through the process of mitosis and specialized to different cell types found in the body. In other words, these stem cells have an innate potential to develop into various cell types of the human body, which makes it interesting among scientists and experts to use stem cells to rejuvenate any damaged cells of the human body. The discovery of stem cells is already a breakthrough in the medical field, but many doctors are still hopeful that one day the success seen in researches and studies can also be seen among patients who are having certain diseases.

The new discovery regarding the use of stem cells which are made from fat actually showed promising results after administering it to the animals in a zoo. Doctors and scientists intended to conduct further researches and studies on how to duplicate these stem cells made of fats which are compatible to humans.

According to Dr.Eckhard Alt, he said: “We just take them, clean and place in the same environment. After that, we can inject these cells wherever you need, for example in your knees or heart.”

Furthermore, the beneficiaries of the stem cells made of fats were Remley and a Bengal tiger. Remley, an Asian pig located at the Houston Zoo. Remley was treated using the stem cells because the pig was suffering from arthritis which puts great deal of discomfort and pain to the pig. After the treatment was done, the pig showed improvements leading to the success of the use of stem cells. Also, another beneficiary was a Bengal tiger who was saved from euthanasia.