The Case for Adult Stem Cell Research. Broadly speaking, a stem cell is one that–in the course of cell division and increase in the numbers of cells–is able to reproduce itself and also mature into various specialized types of cells. The stem cell with the greatest potential (totipotential) is the fertilized egg cell, which is capable of developing into a complete organism.
"The Case for Adult Stem Cell Research" Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by Todd Pruitt on 1517 A fascinating article from 21st Century Science & Technology Magazine by Dr. Wolfgang Lillge exposes where the real promise in stem cell research resides: Adult stem cells.
Adult stem cell research is showing tremendous amounts of promise and success. Over 90 medical conditions or diseases are currently being treated by adult stem cell transplants. It is estimated that 1,000,000 people have been successfully treated with adult stem cells.
Results Reported from Case Studies of Stem Cell Transplantation in People with Relapsing and Progressive MS January 20, 2015 Results have been published from a series of individuals with multiple sclerosis who were treated experimentally with immune-suppressing therapy followed by transplantation of blood stem cells.