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Facts, pros and cons of stem cell research?

Facts, pros and cons of stem cell research?

Too big: That's a very large topic that can't even begin to be discussed in this small forum. There are many volumes and centers that research this. You might try some of these such as the university of pennsylvania center for bioethics. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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Do you support stem cell research?

Do you support stem cell research?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry, but our private musings about science are not in any way the purpose of Health Tap. We are here to teach, and help patients with real medical problems. Politics are not on our agenda here. Perhaps you can find a different forum to debate or discuss the politically sensitive topics. ...Read more

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What is a stem cell line in research?

Group of stem cells: A stem cell line is a group of stem cells that have been produced in vitro (in glass) from a starter colony of stem cells. This line can be harvested multiple times for a set of experiments. ...Read more

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What stem cells are used for in research?

What stem cells are used for in research?

Stem cell use: Stem cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to differentiate into a particular cell type. ...Read more

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How can we benefit from stem cell research?

Adult stem cells: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Is romney for or against stem cell research?

Romney Supports: "i am in favor of stem cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning."
may 1, 2005, national review online. ...Read more

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What can stem cell research potentially cure?

What can stem cell research potentially cure?

Stem Cell Therapy: In summary, stem cells have the potential to cure diseases and treat injury from every medical specialty. Clinical trials have been underway for years for orthopedic, neurologic, auto immune, soft tissue injury, arthritis, ms, fistula, cardiac, and a wide range of others. Regenerative medicine is the next pillar of healthcare! ...Read more

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What is stem cell used for now that research is ok?

Current stemcell use: If I understand your question correctly, as to the current use of stem cells, clinically they are primarily used in aesthetic procedures like stem cell augmented fat transfers, and also in treating orthopedic conditions, such non-union of bone and arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there anything new in stem cell research in singapore?

Is there anything new in stem cell research in singapore?

Yes, many places: Stem cell research, particularly in adult derived cells (like from fat or bone marrow) are rapidly changing the approach to wound healing, homeostasis, tissue regeneration and graft (organ) rejection. Singapore is not the major source of laboratory or clinical application, but does contribute. ...Read more

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Is there an increase in stem cell research worldwide now?

Is there an increase in stem cell research worldwide now?

Major Expansion: Uses of adult derived stem cells have exploded in the that 5 years, with advances in orthopedic medicine, wound healing, anti-grafting (organ) rejection, structural fat grafting, etc. Particularly from fat origin (has the largest number of mesenchymal stem cells of any tissue in the body). Outside us having less regulatory controls makes research easier to complete. ...Read more

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Do the benefits of stem cell research outweigh the moral issues?

Absolutely, yes: The moral issues are a matter of opinion. Stem cell research offers medical hope to thousands of sick people who need a new organ but can not get it due to shortage of donors. Morality is more relevant to help these folks than worrying about a stem cell in the dish which technically speaking has no 'life'. ...Read more

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What diseases can be cured with the help of stem cell reasearch?

See below: This issue is under investigation and there may be more false claims than real cures. Some disorders treatable by stem cells are some forms of anemia, leukemia, lymphomas and myeloma. You may look up this site for info: http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/features/stem-cell-treatments-false-hope-warning-signs#1 ...Read more

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Why might some people be opposed to using stem cells for research?

Luddites: Different people have different philosophies and some are opposed to progress.
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What are the usual arguments about stem cell research for and against?

What are the usual arguments about stem cell research for and against?

Controversy stemcell: Proponents say the research has the potential to cure serious diseases, while critics believe harvesting and studying embryonic stem cells is immoral and use of adult stem cells should be restricted because of insufficient data. ...Read more

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How were stem cells discovered? What are current research being done on stem cells?

How were stem cells discovered? What are current research being done on stem cells?

Much research now...: Researchers hope they can train stem cells into becoming specialized cells to be used to regenerate and repair diseased tissues in people. People who might benefit from stem cell therapies include those with spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, etc... ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any articles/documents from the vatican council II about stem cell research?

No: The council was held before the era of biotechnology. Work with stem cells not from fetuses aren't a problem for anybody that I know of. Fetal tissue may still hold promise in transplants for a few brain diseases -- religionists have forced bans on this research in the past. With autologous stem cells coming into use, it'll be moot. ...Read more

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Can stem cell research regrow a man's foreskin?

Can stem cell research regrow a man's foreskin?

Poss. Could but won't: There are many much more important organs & tissues which require or have ongoing stem cell reasearch. Stem cells to restore foreskin, in my opinion, would be at bottom of list. Such researc h is very expensive, would never pay for itself nor would researchers undertake this work which they would consider frivolous & unnecessary. ...Read more

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Tell me about the controversy of stem cell research?

Stemcell controversy: Proponents say the research has the potential to cure serious diseases, while critics believe harvesting and studying embryonic stem cells is immoral and use of adult stem cells unwarranted due to lack of sufficient research. ...Read more

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What are doctors' opinions on human stem cell research?

Promising!: So far it is useful in treating disorders of the bone marrow. Other ways of treating diseases using stem cells are under investigation. ...Read more

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What is stem cell research controversy all about? Cant it help?

What is stem cell research controversy all about? Cant it help?

Stemcell controversy: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). The main controversy has to do with the use of human cells, abortions, and the ethics of using these cells. ...Read more

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What's the controversy over stem cell research? Didn't obama fix things?

No fix by Obama: Obama regulatory issues have compounded difficulties in obtaining research funding for both embryonic & adult derived stem cell. More research is being developed for use of adult deirved tissue than embryonic. Both hold great promise, with embryonic in the far distant future. Adult stem cell therapies are exploding in applications and uses. Government part of problem, not the solution. ...Read more

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What's the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

What's the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

Exploding: Most current studies are moving to use of adult derived stem cells, which eliminate the controvery and moral issues of destroying embryos. Fat tissue and bone marrow are the most common donor sites, with adult cells that can become bone, cartilage, muscle (incl heart), nerve, pancreas, structural fat grafts, chronic wound healing and graft-vs-host problems (tissue rejection). ...Read more

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What is the current status of stem cell research for damaged retinal cells?

Advancing: There are currently no stem cell therapies that have been shown to be safe and effective to retinal disease. However research is being done and some products are being testing on humans. These early trials suggest that the products are safe, but more work needs to be done. ...Read more

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Does stem cell research help diseased arteries?

Does stem cell research help diseased arteries?

Limited to Date: For surgical replacement of diseased arteries, taking cells from an intended recipient to grow in lab over months to populate a scaffold structure (e.g. Pig artery with cells washed away using detergents) is being done; limited, slow & does nothing about intrinsic disease. For the original disease, best is to optimize the ds drivers within each of us: lipoproteins, blood sugar, bp, no smoking etc. ...Read more

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Does stem cell research help with certain types of cancers?

Does stem cell research help with certain types of cancers?

It might: Stem cells are a source of regenerating the tissues. Blood stem cells are cancerous in leukemia. So this problem is being handled with marrow stem cells where the leukemia stem cells are killed first, then a new bone marrow or stem cell transplant is given from where a normal bone marrow is reconstituted. This is often a curative treatment for advanced blood cancers like leukemia. ...Read more

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Are obamacare supporters for and against stem cell research?

Obama & stem cells: Hard to generalize to that degree but embryonic stem cell research has expanded since president obama took office and seems to have faded somewhat from the national political scene. Proponents say the research has the potential to cure serious diseases, while critics believe harvesting and studying the cells is immoral. ...Read more

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What is the current significance of embryonic stem cell research?

What is the current significance of embryonic stem cell research?

Stem cells: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells. Nih. Gov/info/basics/Pages/Default. Aspx ...Read more

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Can stem cell research have the potential to cure illnesses like autism?

Can stem cell research have the potential to cure illnesses like autism?

Anything's possible: But there is no indication or basis thus far that stem cells are likely to have an impact on autism. There are however interventions that can favorably impact autism, and ongoing research in a number of areas is likely to result in further ways to treat and/or prevent autism. ...Read more

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