Scientists discovered a way to create human sperm with the help of stem cells to reveal the causes of infertility
During a study conducted at the NorthEast England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI)
, researchers achieved a scientific breakthrough by developing an innovative way to create human sperm in the lab.
German scientists found a way to develop skin cells in a laboratory taken from a person's own stem cells from the hair roots. This breakthrough discovery may lead to applications in plastic and reconstructive surgery
for treatment of the burns and wounds and creation of special implants.
The blood that is shed during menstruation by women can become a good source of stem cells that can be used to create numerous types of human cells. During the reproductive years, females have menstruation as a part of their menstrual cycle, when their uterine lining is shed if pregnancy did not occur. The ability of the uterine lining to re-grow quite fast after menstruation was long questioned by scientists with some of them suspecting that stem cells could be the cause.
Menstrual blood is known to be one of the greatest sources of stem cells
that can be used in medical research to grow various types of cells, such as heart cells, liver cells and others. Now, every woman can take part in scientific studies by collecting her menstrual blood, using a specially designed silicone cup for this purpose.