"Thank you all this information is really going to help me with my kidney project that I was assigned in biology, especially the pictures that make it easier to understand."
Stem cells exist naturally in the body to replace damaged cells and tissues. Research into stem cells could allow:
- the development of a treatment that allows people paralysed because of spinal injuries to walk again
- the possiblility of growing replacement organs that are matched to the patient
- genetic disorders to be studied and new drugs to treat them tested
None of these are readily available yet - but trials are underway to investigate whether they are possible.
Click here to download the Stem Cell Research poster shown below.