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Blood Adult Stem Cell: Existing or Potential Regenerative Medicine Strategies

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the generation of viable cells, tissues, or organs or the use of cells to achieve a therapeutic outcome (e.g., to decrease inflammation in many disease processes). In response to the increasing burden of diseases caused by aging, trauma, sequealae (injury caused by disease or treatment), and congenital defects, new advances in regenerative medicine are paving the way for more effective treatments.

Current emphasis on stem cell therapies (embryonic and adult), a foundation for the generation of viable cells, tissues, and organs, has resulted in many new potential treatments. Because of the many ethical concerns in using embryonic stem cells, which are obtained from embryos, adult stem cells are at the forefront of recent studies ranging from ...

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