Stem cells are the center of every tissue in your body. The body contains various types of stem cells, whose formation occurs at different times. Formation of some stem cells starts during embryo development while others start during adulthood. Importantly, researchers have paid close attention to stem cells, and they have made progress in stem cells development. They have developed therapies based on stem cells.

Embryonic Cells

Embryonic cells come from an empty ball of cells. The formation process occurs after fertilization process. The formation of the cells starts from a tiny dot, and it develops to form all the organs in the body. Embryonic cells develop to become various organs in the body. Researchers pay attention to embryonic stem cells because it is amongst the significant types of stem cells that provide comprehensive information about human cell development.


Tissue-Specific Stem Cells

Tissue specific stem cells (adult stem cells) are the most definite types of stem cells because they generate cells for a specific tissue or organ. They live within a specific organ. For instance, the skin stem cells live within the skin, and they replace the worn-out cells. Therefore, their role is to revitalize the skin, giving it a youthful look. In fact, the study of adult stem cells has paved a way for the development of anti-aging products. These cells do not replicate easily as the embryonic cells.


Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Notably, Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a breakthrough in the stem cell research. Scientists have a found a way of manipulating the adult stem cells to perform like embryonic stem cells. Therefore, iPS cells are artificial stem cells. Researchers use iPS cells to test original drugs and evaluate their effectiveness on the human body. Amongst all the other types of stem cells, iPS might be the scientific solution to the production of one’s own stem cells.


Researchers are still exploring the concept of reconstructing the adult cell structure into an embryonic stem cell. The development of iPS is a major breakthrough because it is possible to reconstruct the skin cells and make them behave like embryonic stem cells. Embryonic and iPS cells have a few comparable characteristics. However, these two types of stem cells have some significant disparities that make each type unique.


Notably, scientists rely on the study of stem cells in order to understand the disease and find a cure. In this regard, the exploration on stem cells have availed major breakthrough because it is possible to restructure the adult cells and make them behave like embryonic cells. One of the major breakthroughs in stem cell research is in cosmetic industry because of the development of skin stem cells renewal products.