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Stem cell technology or stem cell allows any cell transformed and developed into a tissue or even organs. Raw materials can not be derived from the placenta or bone marrow, are now breastfeeding (breast milk) can also be made stem cell research.

Scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) said the main advantages of stem cells from breast milk is much easier to obtain. How to get enough milk with a squeeze while the embryo, placenta or bone marrow should be through a more complicated procedure.

Although issued in the breast glands, stem cells from breast milk does not have to be developed into the breast tissue only. Just like most other sources of stem cells, stem cells from breast milk are also pluripotent in the sense can be developed into any network.

The scientists even claim, stem cells from breast milk could be developed into organs or tissues any time can be used for transplantation. Tissues or organs that can be made from milk such as bones, joints, brain, fat, or even liver and pancreas.

"If we understand the components of breast milk and the workings of cells involved in the process of breastfeeding, then we can use it as a model for innovative stem cell therapy," said Foteini Hassiotou who led the study, as quoted from Indiavision, Tuesday (18/10 / 2011).

In Australia alone, each year there are an estimated 1,000 times while stem cell transplants worldwide each year the figure reached 60,000. Stem cell transplantation therapy is usually performed to overcome diseases that are triggered by cell damage, such as Parkinson's and diabetes.

In principle, the development of stem cells is almost similar to the cloning technology or duplicate living beings without due process of marriage. The difference is made up of stem cell cloning manifold whereas totipotent stem cells for therapy usually use a type of pluripotent or multipotent.