STATES CHRONICLE – Specialists have planned a significant project designed to develop a map of human cells. This map is bound to improve the field of medical research. The Human Cell Atlas is the project which intends to widen the horizons of understanding regarding diseases which occur at the cellular level. If this plan conquers success, then scientists will enjoy using this crucial tool in their researches. This international project promises to involve scientists from all over the world to expect best results.
Experts have estimated that the human body may contain approximately 35 trillion cells. The purpose of these researchers who handle the study is to collect information about every cell. For this to happen, laboratories around the world need to work for the accomplishment of the same goal. Scientists wish to analyze each and every cell, no matter if they are healthy or ill ones. The map of human cells will contain information about the classifications of cells, dividing them into several groups and then analyzing them individually. These men of science will need to put a lot of effort to obtain a better understanding of the human body and its mechanisms.
Experts will be able to have a closer look at the ways in which cells mutate or how they get infected. They will have a picture of how fast a disease can spread and what it will be its reaction in each and every cell. We are bundles of cells, working and functioning after very strict rules. If cells change their structure, everything in our body will change. Regarding the previous information we have about cells, scientists were able to treat and sometimes even prevent a lot of illnesses, by only looking at their structure.
Dr. Sarah Teichmann, who is a leader of the Sanger Institute’s Gene Expression Genomics team, has argued that The Human Cell Atlas is bound to uncover all the secrets hidden by the human body. Even if scientists have managed to unveil all kinds of states, types, and mutations of cells, they have yet more to find out. Teichmann claimed that the pilot researches have already begun, firstly analyzing the nervous system, the immune system, and cancerous tissues. The project will soon start being available for every scientist eager to help.
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