Stem Cell therapy for the eye

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Olivia Nixon Dr. Crockett ENGR 213 13 October 2010 Homework 3: Stem Cell Therapy There are many types of stem cell therapies that are presently being researched around the world. Many of these research projects are studying the different types of stem cells (Totipotent, Pluripotent, Multipotent, and Progenitor) to see how they can be used therapeutically in various ways in the human body. Stem Cell therapy in general “can be defined as a group of new techniques and technologies that rely on replacing diseased or dysfunctional cells with healthy, functioning cells, or replacing the molecules that the transplanted stem cells normally release into the area of tissue that is the recipient of the therapy” (“Stem Cell Types”). It is being highly researched as to what type of stem cell, or a combination of types, works best in certain areas of the body and for different purposes. Another big question in stem cell research is in regards to the use of adult stem cells compared to the use of embryonic stem cells. First of all, embryonic cells can
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