Stem Cells That Don’t Age

One of the difficulties with stem cells is that they have a limited lifespan within the laboratory setting. To keep using the stem cells in an effective way, researchers constantly have to obtain fresh stem cells from donors. Issues in Stem Cell Supplies This process is both time-consuming and costly, …

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Stem Cells and Fat Distribution

Being overweight carries a number of health risks, but where you carry that extra weight can increase the risk even further. One important area of research is to learn how and why some people are more likely to gain weight around their midsection – known as visceral fat. Stem cells …

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Stem Cells and Autism

There is still much we do not know about how autism develops, which makes it more challenging to find new treatments and ways of addressing the disorder. Recently, however, stem cells have shown promise in helping safely develop treatments for autism. What is Autism? Autism is a disorder that relates …

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Creating Embryonic Stem Cells Without Embryo Destruction

One of the biggest hurdles in stem cell research involves the use of embryonic stem cells. While these stem cells have the greatest potential in terms of their ability to differentiate into many different kinds of cells in the human body, they also bring with them enormous ethical controversies. The …

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Stem Cells and Radiation Sickness

Stem cell technology has garnered a great deal of attention and has been prominent in the area of medicine while providing the promise of significant applications for disease. Although many of these applications are still in the developmental stage and have yet to become a reality in the medical field, …

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Political Changes in Stem Cell Funding

Unfortunately, politics have played a relatively large role in stem cells, which has left many people feeling powerless to influence the progress of this potential therapy. With politics comes funding – or lack thereof – and religious and other personal views tend to get into the mix as well. US …

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Policies for Stem Cell Research

The United Kingdom (UK) has shown considerable lead and strength in stem cell research. In fact, the UK government follows the premise that stem cell research provides vast potential to create new treatments for many serious diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This recognition of stem cell potential to …

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Stem Cell Research Around the World

While stem cell research is widely recognised and funded in the United Kingdom (UK), policies and efforts in other parts of the world vary a great deal. Stem cell policies specifically for UK research are covered in depth in the article titled Policies for Stem Cell Research. It’s interesting to …

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Information and Resources for Stem Cells

There are various ways to obtain more information on stem cells and you may wish to keep abreast of the newest developments in the field. For those who are suffering from diseases that stem cells are currently treating such as leukaemia, your interest may be more immediate. You might currently …

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Cloned Human Embryos and Skin Cells

Stem cells continue to be an important topic in science and they comprise one of the most exciting areas of research today. The enthusiasm for stem cell research relates to the vast potential of stem cells to treat an enormous range of diseases, particularly ones that have high morbidity and …

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