Cell and tissuebased therapies

Recent progress relating to the identification, isolation and manipulation of stem cells has made this cell type a focus of enormous attention, both within the scientific and general communities. Although stem cells harbour great medical potential, their routine application to the treatment of medical conditions (so-called regenerative medicine) remains a distant prospect, as discussed below. In contrast, fully differentiated cells or groups of cells (organs and tissues) are currently in routine medical use. Such products include cells or tissues used for the purposes of transplantation, as well as a small number of engineered cell-based products.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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