2012 Ask the Experts -3 Facts about Stem Cell Research – Dr Megan Munsie – Video

Posted: October 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm




2012 Ask the Experts -3 Facts about Stem Cell Research - Dr Megan Munsie
Dr Megan Munsie, Stem Cells Australia spoke on Hope, Hype and Reality: The Facts about Stem Cell Research. Megan explained that headlines about stem cells are often sensational and oversimplify where research is at. Present use of cord blood and bone marrow stem cells is limited to diseases of the blood -- #39;like for like #39;. Over the last 20 years researchers have been able to identify stem cells in the kidney, heart and brain, but these cannot be effectively harnessed for treatments yet. There is often a great focus on the potential therapeutic use for stem cells, but where stem cells are currently making a great scientific contribution is as a research tool for finding out more information about the disease itself, for example we can now look at how MND develops using stem cells in a petri dish. There is currently a long list of stem cell treatment companies even though treatments are yet unproven. A person considering stem cell treatment should speak with their neurologist first to better understand the context of the proposed treatment because the neurologist will be more impartial than a company #39;selling #39; the treatment. Booklets are available through Stem Cells Australia at http://www.stemcellsaustralia.edu.au to help with right questions to ask.From:mndnswViews:33 0ratingsTime:33:25More inNonprofits Activism

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