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Therapeutic Possibilities of Stem Cell

Therapeutic Possibilities of Stem Cell



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Published by dr.geme
Different methods & applications of using Stem cells in the Medical field. Enjoy it
Different methods & applications of using Stem cells in the Medical field. Enjoy it

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Published by: dr.geme on Mar 07, 2008
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Therapeutic Possibilities of 
herapeutic Possibilities of Stem Cell ResearchStem Cell Research
Cystic Fibrosis: Stem Cell-C
ystic Fibrosis: Stem Cell-Gene Therapy Approach:Gene Ther 
apy Approach:
n Human bone marrown Human bone marrowderived stem cells canderived stem cells candifferentiate into airwaydifferentiate into airwayepithelial cellsepithelial cells
n Encoding these cells withn Encoding these cells withthe gene that is defectivethe gene that is defectivein CF restores cellularin CF restores cellularfunctionfunction
n Keep airways clear of n Keep airways clear of mucus and air-bornemucus and air-borneirritantsirritants
n Hope to perform clinicaln Hope to perform clinicaltrial in next 2-3 yearstrial in next 2-3 years
Biological Pacemaker:Bio
logical Pacemaker:
n Human Embryonicn Human EmbryonicStem Cells geneticallyStem Cells geneticallyengineered and coaxedengineered and coaxedto become heart cellsto become heart cells
n Clusters of cells beatn Clusters of cells beaton their own triggeredon their own triggeredthe unified beating of the unified beating of rat heart muscle cellsrat heart muscle cells
n Triggered regularn Triggered regularbeating when implantedbeating when implantedin guinea pigsin guinea pigs
n Cells responded ton Cells responded todrugs used to slow ordrugs used to slow orspeed up heart ratespeed up heart rate
n Use geneticn Use geneticengineering toengineering tocustomize the pacingcustomize the pacingrate of the cellsrate of the cells

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