Potential impact and controversy of stem cells in public health

Prasad Joshi, Yadav, Kabir, Russell, Upreti, Parbati, Lee, Eun-Whan, Papadopoulos, Konstantinos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4489-8540 and Ferdous, Nahida (2016) Potential impact and controversy of stem cells in public health. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 2 (5) . pp. 9-14. ISSN 2395-1990 [Article]

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Stem cells are versatile in the bodies which are able to both reproduce themselves and to produce more specialized cells. As such, they are of great potential values in repairing and regenerating damaged cells and tissues. Many different kinds of stem cells have been discovered. The most common are embryonic, foetal and adult stem cells. Stem cell research has the potential to provide an increased understanding of development and differentiation, as well as leading to treatments and cures for many diseases. They are important to the future of medicine and public health because with adequate research, stem cells have the potential to treat degenerative conditions through transplanting human stem cells into patients. With sufficient development of stem cell medicine, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease will be effectively managed. Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research has been a source of ethical, legal, and social controversy which has slowed the pace of stem cell science and shaped many aspects of its subsequent development.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 23619
Notes on copyright: © 2016 IJSRSET
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Depositing User: Kostas Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 21:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23619

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