Stem Cell / Regenerative Medicine
What is Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine?
Stem cells are pluripotent cells which are ‘master’ cells in the tiny developing embryo that can develop into a variety of cell types to produce all body organs and systems.
There are two main types of Stem Cell Research which have developed over the past four to five decades:
- Embryonic Stem Cell Research destroys human embryos, has received literally billions of tax dollars, and has still not resulted in even one successful human treatment.
- Adult/Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Research uses cells from our own bodies such as bone marrow transplants, so it is ethically acceptable. It is also highly successful and has resulted in many successful trials and is used worldwide to treat over seventy types of cancers, heart conditions, auto-immune diseases, and is opening wide horizons in Regenerative Medicine.
Bone marrow transplants have been used for a very long time; but only within the last two to three decades have researchers discovered that the ‘active ingredient’ of success is the presence of stem cells in the bone marrow!
This section discusses the history and data related to both types of stem cell research, and women’s health concerns related to embryonic stem cell research and artificial conception/cloning research. There is also discussion of ethical stem cell collection from adults and from newborn umbilical cord blood, other means of acquisition, and research.
To view currently developing trials and studies, visit stemcellresearchfacts.org