What are some differences between adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells? Can research on amniotic stem cells be substituted for embryonic stem cell research? Have there been any successful clinical applications resulting from stem cell research?
There is no shortage of myths and misconceptions when it comes to stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Here we address the most common concerns. Is CIRM-funded stem cell research carried out ethically?
On Nov. The ballot measure amended the state constitution, overturning a Michigan law that prohibited the use of human embryos for research, even if those embryos were to be discarded. The law change enables Michigan researchers to derive new embryonic stem lines, using procedures already employed in laboratories around the world.
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It had staked its future on an audacious attempt to raise people paralysed by spinal injuries from their beds by treating them with stem cells. It had taken the company years and hundreds of millions of dollars just to win the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration for a trial of the therapy, which began a year ago. Now, it has halted with only four of the 11 planned patients treated.
September The world of scientific research is filled with microscopes, Petri dishes and tedious data collection. But for adult stem cell researcher Theresa Deisher, Ph. No one can deny the kind of relentless drive Dr.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. S tem cell research offers unprecedented opportunities for developing new medical therapies for debilitating diseases and a new way to explore fundamental questions of biology. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can self-renew indefinitely and also differentiate into more mature cells with specialized functions.
Stem cells hold great promise in helping us understand and treat many human diseases and conditions. That's because stem cells are quite unique compared to other types of cells. For one thing, unlike most normal types of cells, stem cells are capable of dividing and regenerating for long periods of time.
Like many Americans, I have been following the recent developments in the progress of stem-cell research. For the record, I am for stem-cell research, and understand that one of the great challenges of our era is striking a balance between pursuing new science and technology and maintaining the ethical and moral principles that are so crucial to the fabric of a healthy society. In no arena is this challenge illustrated more appropriately than when discussing this type of research. Scientists who are pushing for embryonic stem-cell research are seeking pluripotent stem cells, which have the potential to form all or almost all types of cells in the human body and aid in the understanding and treatment of disease.