Learn about both the past and current state of affairs in stem cell research below.
- Stem Cell Basics
Before you dive into the world of stem cell research, brush up on the basics with a visit here. It is a page offered by the National Institutes of Health and answers questions from what stem cells are to treatments. You can also read their latest reports online concerning the topic.
- Early Days
Although hotly contested, embryonic stem cell research has been going on for decades. However, in 2001, adult stem cell research was only a few years old. Check out this ten year old article from CNN to get a Stanford University professor’s thoughts on the topic.
- Adult Stem Cells vs. Embryonic Stem Cells
While the debate on how to harvest stem cells centers mostly on who and how you get them, the results between embryonic and adult stem cells shows a difference according to the Institute of Science in Society. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho gives the latest score-sheet regarding stem cell experiments done on rats with Parkinson’s disease and which stem cell proved to be better catalysts