Question by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

What are the benefits of stem cell research?

I need to understand why stem cell research is so important.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

There are many benefits to stem cell research. Stem cell research can lead to many cures for diseases or ailments.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Theoretically, the ability to take existing tissue and revert it to a "plastic" state (stem cell) would allow a skin tissue sample to be engineered into a replacement organ.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

A lot of controversy is surrounding stem cell research. While scientists have now found ways to get Stem Cells from umbilical cord blood some people are against fetal testing. They hope to find cures with Stem Cells for things like cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal injuries and muscle damages. There has been some progress made in this study.


Answer by  John (9008)

Stem cells hold remarkable healing and regenerative powers. In theory, they can help people to re-grow damaged tissues within their own body. This is especially important for degenerative diseases or anything involving the brain or any nerves, since these systems will not heal on their own. Many people suffer from diseases for which stem cell research holds a likely cure.


Answer by  dreamsweeper (85)

Organs could be grown in a lab, which would help with transplants. Stem cell research could also help to reduce birth defects in children.

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