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Stem Cells by Mind Map: Stem Cells

1. Stem cell therapy

1.1. Burns

1.1.1. Regenerate Skin cells

1.2. Damaged liver

2. Growing (cell culture)

2.1. Human embryonic stem cells

2.1.1. potential to develop therapeutic agents to treat diseases as well as study disease development from early stages What procedure has to be done in order to grow stem cells?

3. Curing Disease/Conditions/ What conditions and diseases can you cure with stem cells?

3.1. Diabetes

3.1.1. Turn stem cells into insulin producing cells Regulate blood sugar

3.2. Blindness

3.2.1. Turn stem cells into

3.3. leukemia

3.4. alzhimers

3.4.1. Turn stem cells into brain cells

3.5. Parkinsons

3.5.1. Turn stem cells into brain cells

3.6. Spinal Cord Injuries

3.6.1. Inject stem cells to cure the spinal cord Paralyzed can regain feeling Could this potentially make it worse?

3.7. Heart Diseases

3.7.1. Inject stem cells to cure the heart Regenerate heart muscles damaged by hert attacks etc.

4. Stem cell therapies used today?

4.1. A bone marrow transplant, also called a hematopoietic stem cell transplant,

5. What are some risk?

5.1. Unknown???? High cost

6. What are embryonic stem cells?

6.1. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent stem cells, meaning they can give rise to all cell types of the body

7. What are the essential uses of embryonic stem cells?

8. What obstacles have to be overcome before stem cells have to before stem cells can be used to cure diseases and conditions?