Adult Stem Cell Therapies Are Filling the Pipeline

By all measures, we are quickly entering a new era in the treatment of disease and injury: the era of stem cell therapies. Progress in this field was initially slowed because embryonic stem cells raised serious ethical issues and often gave rise to cancer and other side-effects. But since the discovery of adult stem cells, research has moved forward at an accelerated pace. By the simplest definition, stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can turn into any number of cell types. There are two sources of adult stem cells:
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