Stem cell research seeks to understand how an organism develops from a single cell and how damaged or malfunctioning cells and tissues are replaced in the adult organism. Recent research indicates that stem cells could be used to alleviate a number of life threatening diseases and injuries among humans. A majority of scientists agree there is great promise for treatments involving stem cells, and the therapeutic potential of this technology is enormous. However, stem cell research remains a very controversial issue. This presentation will attempt to answer the following basic questions related to stem cell research.
- What is a cell?
- What is a stem cell?
- How do we get stem cells?
- What is the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells?
- Why are stem cells clinically important?
Keywords: stem cell
National Research Council. (2002). Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine. Washington DC: National Academy Press.
- National Institutes of Health. Stem Cell Information: NIH Stem Cell Unit.
- National Institutes of Health. (2001). Stem Cells: Scientific Progress and Future Research Directions.
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