Title

Stem Cells

Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

Stem cells are the foundation cells for every cell, organ, and tissue in the body. Because of this bio-regenerative capacity, stem cells are promising therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, Parkinson's, type-1 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, some types of stem cells have ethical concerns and legal complications that make stem cell research a controversial topic. We conclude that many obstacles must be overcome before the potential uses of stem cells may be realized.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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