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The Promise of Stem CellsStem Cells and Diseases

Studying stem cells will help us understand how they transform into the dazzling array of specialized cells that make us what we are. Some of the most serious medical conditions, such as cancer and birth defects, are due to problems that occur somewhere in this process. A better understanding of normal cell development will allow us to understand and perhaps correct the errors that cause these medical conditions.

Another potential application of stem cells is making cells and tissues for medical therapies. Today, donated organs and tissues are often used to replace those that are diseased or destroyed. Unfortunately, the number of people needing a transplant far exceeds the number of organs available for transplantation. Pluripotent stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat a myriad of diseases, conditions, and disabilities including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Below is the list of possibility what stem cells can be used forMalignant Diseases

Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Acute myelocytic leukemia
Juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Neuroblastoma
Refractory anemia with excess blasts
Lymphoproliferative Disorders – Hodgkins Disease/Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Therapeutic use; post high dose chemotherapyNon Malignant Diseases
Fanconi anemia
Aplastic anemia
Refractory anemia
Thalassemia
Sickle cell anemia
Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
Kostmann syndrome
Blackfan-Diamond syndrome
Severe combined immunodeficiency
X-linked lymphoproliferative disorder
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Hurler syndrome
Hunter syndrome
Fanconi anemia
Aplastic anemia
Refractory anemia
Thalassemia
Sickle cell anemia
Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
Kostmann syndrome
Blackfan-Diamond syndrome
Severe combined immunodeficiency
X-linked lymphoproliferative disorder
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Hurler syndrome
Hunter syndrome
Gunther disease
Osteopetrosis
Globoid cell leukodystrophy
Adrenoleukodystrophy
Lesch-Nyhan syndromeExperimental Cord Blood Stem Cell Applications
Evan Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusPotential Cord Blood Stem Cell Applications
Alzheimer’s disease
Diabetes
Parkinson’s Disease
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke
Heart Disease
Liver Disease

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