How can stem cells help treat or cure SCID/Bubble Boy Disease?

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), or “Bubble Boy Disease,” is caused by a genetic mutation that severely weakens the immune system. Stem ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a genetic mutation that causes the body to produce deformed red blood cells. Stem cell approaches involve ... read more

How can stem cells help treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gherig’s Disease)?

Neural stem cells can be engineered to secrete supportive molecules to the cells that are malfunctioning in ALS. Scientists can use stem cells to ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure Parkinson’s disease?

Scientists are using stem cells from Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients to see if already-discovered drugs might be useful in treating symptoms of ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure Huntington’s disease?

Different kinds of stem cells can be engineered to secrete molecules that are known to reduce some of the symptoms of Huntington’s disease. ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure spinal cord injury?

Scientists are turning human embryonic stem cells into special cells called oligodendrocyte progenitor cells that have been shown to support the ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure leukemia?

In leukemia, there is a population of cells, known as leukemia stem cells, that are resistant to treatment that works on other leukemia cells. ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure age-related macular degeneration (AMD, or vision loss)?

Scientists are turning embryonic stem cells into the retinal cells that are malfunctioning and dying in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure HIV/AIDS?

HIV/AIDS weakens the immune system. Stem cell approaches involve removing HIV+ patients’ blood-forming stem cells—which eventually become all the ... read more