Adult Cell Therapy Successes Often Eclipsed by Embryonic Stem Cell Controversy, Says Heartcell.org
Los Angeles ? HeartCell (http://www.heartcell.org), a free informational resource guide for cardiac cell therapy, has shed a ray of light onto stem cells controversy for the average layman by launching a webpage clarifying the different types of stem cells in simple terms.
The webpage (http://www.heartcell.org/what-is-a-stem-cell/stem-cell-terms/) starts out with the simpler definitions, and then goes on to answers questions such as, ?Where are stem cells found??, ?What are adult stem cells?? and ?What are embryonic stem cells??
?What we have found is that while many people have heard of stem cells, they have mostly heard about the embryonic stem cells debate,? says the founder of HeartCell.org. ?They often have no clear understanding of the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells?a difference which is fundamental to understanding the progress in this subject. Our stem cell glossary is intended to help clear this up and give more attention to the adult stem cells, which is where all the success in the stem cell field has been. Also, adult stem cells are very much not controversial and their use does not involve harming embryos in any way.?
As is described on HeartCell.org, adult stem cell treatments have been practiced successfully since the 1950s, when bone marrow transplants were first conducted to assist in treating leukemia and similar illnesses. By contrast, embryonic cell research has produced much hype but few reports of clinical successes, and are controversial due to the inevitable destruction of the embryos from which the stem cells are harvested.
To read more about this distinction and the progress being made in developing the benefits of stem cells, visit http://www.heartcell.org/what-is-a-stem-cell/embryonic-vs-adult-stem-cells-the-controversy/ To read the glossary of terms, visit http://www.heartcell.org/what-is-a-stem-cell/stem-cell-terms/ To contact HeartCell.org for recommendations of clinics or for suggestions for your further research, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HeartCell.org does not give out medical advice and none of the information contained in it should be construed to be such. HeartCell.org makes no claims that stem cell treatment, nor any medical treatment, is a cure for any illness, disease or malady. HeartCell.org is strictly informational in nature and exists to help others research and better understand the possible benefits that can be derived from the safe, proper and effective use of stem cells.