Heart Failure

How can stem cells help treat or cure heart failure?

After a heart attack, many patients are left with scar tissue around the heart. Scientists are using heart stem cells to promote the self-repair of the heart. In some cases, these can be delivered by the blood instead of being injected directly into the heart. Clinical trials are underway now to test this approach.

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Why can’t we just use iPS cells instead of embryonic stem cells, and avoid the controversy?

Discovered in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are still a new research field, and their potential to be used in the same way as embryonic stem cells is yet to be determined. Embryonic stem cells remain the “gold standard.” Reprogramming cells (the process of making iPSCs) may cause some differences that are not present […]

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What is embryonic stem cell research used for?

Embryonic stem cells can become any other kind of cell. In theory, that flexibility means stem cells could be used to replace defective or dying cells, making them a source of potential new cures and therapies for any number of chronic diseases or injuries. There is another less-obvious use of these cells in therapy development: […]

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Why are stem cells important?

Embryonic stem cells can become any other kind of cell, giving them amazing potential for usage in medical care. In theory, that flexibility means stem cells could be used to replace defective or dying cells, making them a source of potential new cures and therapies for any number of chronic diseases or injuries. Stem cells […]

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Can I trust a clinic offering a stem cell treatment online?

Avoid for-profit “clinics” that have unethically taken advantage of stem cell publicity to charge patients often-exorbitant fees for unproven stem cell “treatments.” Some fraudulent clinics will feature testimonials and stories of overnight “cures,” without any peer-reviewed, rigorously-vetted data from FDA-approved clinical trials to back them up. All trials featured on our website are FDA-approved, and follow […]

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How do I join a clinical trial for stem cell research?

If you are exploring possible clinical trials, you should first consult with your doctor, and have them refer you to a medical group that specializes in your condition, to ensure you have access to the most up-to-date treatments, as well as doctors who are involved in clinical trials.s. You can visit this site where you […]

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