Regenerative MedicineRegenerative medicine has the potential to transform the way we approach organ transplants, serious injuries, and chronic disease. By studying stem cells, researchers can better understand the errors that occur during cell development which lead to cancer and birth defects. Through this they could also learn how to create cells and tissues—something that has already been accomplished in a lab setting. Current research also provides insight into the aging of cells, which could be potentially reversed if the signals that cause cellular aging are found.
Regenerative medicine could be the key to repairing damage caused by aging, leading to longer, healthier lives for all. For more information, visit the National Institutes of Health website.
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Science in the SpotlightBody, Heal Thyself: Science Fiction or Reality?
We don't think it's miraculous when a cut finger heals on its own, or a sprained ankle becomes good as new over a matter of weeks.
Press ReleaseAlliance Applauds Advances in Cellular Therapies
In response to the announcement by Advanced Cell Technologies (ACT) that they have cloned a human embryo, the Alliance for Aging Research believes therapeutic cloning is an essential tool of regenerative medicine with the potential to treat and even cure serious and life-threatening diseases, but restates its opposition to the cloning of a human being or reproductive cloning.
TestimonyTherapeutic Cloning Testimony:
U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
June 20, 2001
Related topics: Regenerative MedicineDaniel Perry, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aging Research, addresses the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on the promise of cloning technologies.