Magic from Human Regenerative Technologies -- Stem Cells

Ritz, John M.
May 2012
Technology & Engineering Teacher;May/Jun2012, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses the developments in stem cell research and development. It mentions that through tissue engineering or regenerative medicine, many diseases are finding techniques for improvement and cure. It discusses the role of stem cells in mending the human body and the ethics associated with this technology . It is mentioned that stem cells are divided in 2 types: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. It includes the process of cell differentiation which determines the properties and characteristics of cells. It mentions several diseases related to sports injury, spinal cord injuries, blood and heart disorders to be to be improved by the introduction of stem cells. It mentions that the research with blood stem cells to treat leukemia, thalassemia and other diseases.


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