Benefits of Stem Cells

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Benefits of Stem Cells

Post by cryocells » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:05 pm

With all the controversy surrounding stem cells you may have missed hearing about many of the benefits for the health and medical fields. You may not even be aware that stem cells already have many applications for treating disease. Their potential to treat even more diseases in the future means that scientists are working hard to learn about how stem cells function and how they can treat some of the more serious diseases affecting the world.
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Post by kolean » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:05 am

Way too general of a statement. The controversy is all about embryonic stem cells and how they are produced and used. There doesn't seem to be a controversy around somatic stem cells.
Scientists have a long way to go before the use of stem cells is medically available for a stable cure of the diseases that humans acquire. I guess 'long way to go' is not a good quantifier, but it is a decade or so away. Now I said cure the disease, not pacify the symptoms of the disease.

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