The Adult Stem Cell Foundation’s Mission is to provide information about new technologies, breakthrough treatments and natural products related to the role that Adult Stem Cells play in helping to manage and prevent degenerative diseases including cancer. This website is dedicated to providing more information for patients, doctors and researchers alike. Currently, blood stem cells are the only type of adult stem cell used regularly for treatment; they have been used since the late 1960s in the procedure now commonly known as bone marrow transplant.Transplants of neural stem cells have been tried in small numbers of patients with brain disorders such as Parkinson disease, and the FDA recently approved a clinical trial of neural stem cells .
Patients themselves are frequently unable to afford these expensive, unproven stem cell “treatments”, and so they turn to their communities including churches, friends, and family to do fundraisers. For example, a coach reportedly recently raised $70,000 for a stem cell intervention from his community. 1. Research. See how we partner with others to fund adult stem cell research and technologies with the potential to change lives. 2. Education. See how we impact STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education through our National STEM Scholar Program, for middle school science teachers.
hESCs (human embryonic stem cells) – stem cells derived from donated embryos. They can naturally produce every type of cell in the body. One concern about their potential therapeutic use is that they have been found to cause tumors. iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) are engineered from adult cells to produce many types of cells. One concern about their potential therapeutic use is that they have been . Furthermore, adult stem cell research may be able to make greater advances if less money and resources were channeled into embryonic stem cell research. Stem cell research is highly frowned upon in many ethnic and religious groups .
Adult stem cell. Stem Cell Treatments Due to the ability of adult stem cells to be harvested from the patient, their therapeutic potential is the focus of much research. Adult stem cells, similar to embryonic stem cells, have the ability to differentiate into more than one cell type, but unlike embryonic stem cells they are often restricted to certain lineages. Adult stem cells. These stem cells are found in small numbers in most adult tissues, such as bone marrow or fat. Compared with embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells have a more limited ability to give rise to various cells of the body. Until recently, researchers thought adult stem cells could create only similar types of cells.