What is Stem Cell? Aims and Objectives of this web site. A-Z of stem cell.
The survey findings and implications. What does the future holds for us.
The impacts of stem cell on science, human, social, economic and political front
References and Links
Other useful links and web sites online
Interviews with prominent scientists including Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Berg
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Presently, adult stem cells from bone marrow are already being used to treat many
blood disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. The first experiment with embryonic
stem cell only began in 1988. Research in stem cells give us great insight in the
Help us to understand the complicated processes that occur during human development
New modalities of therapies may be found for many diseases such as cancer and birth
defects that involved abnormal cell division and differentiation.
Testing of new drugs. New cancer drugs can be used on cancer cell lines while specific
new drugs can be tested for its safety on different cell types from pluripotent cell
Generation of well differentiated cells and tissues for cell based therapies.It can
potentially provide a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat
many diseases such as :
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, Cell replacement for skin loss and cartilage,
Spinal cord injury, stroke, heart disease, diabetes (insulin producing cells)
Osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
In fact, the scientist Mr Robert Zweigerdt we interviewed have managed to derive
heart muscle cells from embryonic stem cell
Contracting cardiomyocytes obtained from in vitro differentiation of stem cells. These have the potential of being used to treat congestive heart failure.