Researchers have discovered and outlined a way to create generations of stem cells using just your mellow yellow.
Breakthrough after breakthrough has been made regarding stem cells, and this is the newest one. Using ‘exfoliated renal epithelial cells present in urine,’ researchers have designed a method to create stem cells that is:
“simple (30 ml of urine are sufficient), cost-effective and universal (can be applied to any age, gender and race)… reasonably quick—around 2 weeks for the urinary cell culture and 3–4 weeks for the reprogramming—and the yield of iPSC colonies is generally high—up to 4% using retroviral delivery of exogenous factors.”
As capabilities have expanded and advanced, there are simply no valid arguments left, ethical or logical, against using stem cells. The American Medical Association explains why stem cells are medically important:
For decades, researchers have been studying the biology of stem cells to figure out how development works and to find new ways of treating health problems. Because stem cells can give rise to any tissue found in the body, they provide nearly limitless potential for medical applications.
Save a life, pee in a cup.
Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from urine samples
American Medical Association: Basics of Stem Cell Research