Stem cells - once discussed mostly among the medical community, today you can find stem cell diseases and research discussed in numerous households. Find out more about the benefits and disadvantages of stem cell research, as well as treatment and cures in Bright Hub’s medical science channel.
Scientists and researchers are excited about the healing potential of stem cells. These biological marvels have the ability to grow into specialized cells such as heart and liver cells, and when extracted and grown under the right conditions could be used to repair damaged tissues and organs.
A study published in the3 July 2011 issue of “Circulation Research” indicates stem cells may produce benefits for severe angina sufferers. When study investigators injected stem cells into areas near the heart, patients reported fewer angina symptoms.
An amazing breakthrough has occurred with the use of stem cells to grow human organs. With this breakthrough, researchers are hoping to one day eliminate the need for organ transplant waiting lists.
Stem cell treatment multiple sclerosis is currently being researched in different parts of the world. Scientists are trying to find out how stem cell treatment can cure multiple sclerosis.
Find out the latest advances in stem cell research. Stem cell treatments for Parkinson’s disease, bone injuries, and the side effects of cancer treatment are on the horizon.
Can stem cells treat paralysis? Get the scoop on stem cell treatments for spinal cord injuries.
Induced pluripotent stem cells are stem cells with all of the potential but none of the drawbacks of embryonic stem cells. Learn how they are produced and what their drawbacks are.
Embryonic stem cell treatments are entering human clinical trials. In general, there are some barriers to the use of embryonic stem cell treatments. Learn the problems faced by researchers hoping to find embryonic stem cell therapies.
The history of stem cell research is quite exciting, which has also been tainted with controversies and debate. The following article discusses on the history of stem cells research, stem cell functions, and ethical and moral issues associated with stem cell research.
Learn where we obtain both embryonic and adult stem cells are obtained and why there is a controversy about stem cell harvesting.