HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Greater cooperation needed for advancement of stem cell research

Nashville, Tenn. - December 13, 2006 -- Tissue regeneration strategies, such as stem cell research, have undergone notable developments over the past two decades. However, an article in the journal, Artificial Organs, suggests that many challenges must be overcome before regenerative medicine is accepted as a viable science.

Though the past decade has seen significant achievements in certain applications of regenerative medicine, it remains primarily a laboratory science with few successful products to attest to its promise. Despite widespread efforts for commercialization, the field failed to keep pace with the publics expectations. "This brought about the perception that this was not a viable clinical alternative to organ transplantation," says Dr. V. Prasad Shastri, author of the study.

Stem cell-based therapy and other tissue regeneration strategies have the potential to revolutionize regenerative medicine and disease treatment. However, the challenges associated with this research, including limited access to stem cells and other materials, in addition to the fact that research is currently funded by the private sector, remain obstacles.

There is currently a lack of a coherent, comprehensive and unified government policy towards cutting edge research involving stem cells. Poor support from the government is further inhibited by geo-political considerations and there is inadequate public information on the research and a near complete absence of public debate.

In order to reverse the perception of regenerative medicine as non-functional, clear goals with tangible benefits must be set. All parties involved in this research must cooperate in order to ensure outcomes that are consistent with promises.

"With the proper framework and participation of all sectors of society and political support, tissue regenerative technologies are poised to change clinical medicine and significantly enhance the quality of lif
'"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@bos.blackwellpublishing.com
781-388-8550
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
13-Dec-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
2. Greater risk of death for cardiac surgery patients with long ICU stay
3. International cooperation boosts EarthCARE
4. BMJ highlights lack of international cooperation to investigate scientific fraud
5. Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
6. New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome
7. Animal BiP levels determine amount of recovery sleep needed following prolonged wakefulness
8. More research needed to involve families in psychosocial interventions
9. New health insurance survey -- Women have trouble affording care needed
10. Teens get needed access to care with state health insurance
11. General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Belle, were recently denied entry to the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko ... into a wheelchair six years ago, Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... deep plane facelift . Dr. Talei has come up with a proprietary technique ... wrinkles—it releases and lifts tissues that have dropped. For all ages, patients can expect ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... 21 Middle East and South ... selected 21 leaders from government, business and civil society in 11 countries across the ... this fall, engaging in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ross Insurance Agency ( http://www.rossinsuranceagency.com ) saves ... Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more people than ever are in ... enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood zone areas during a time ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Katyl Agency, a locally ... and business owners in and around Lackawanna County, is joining Meals On Wheels ... area. , Meals on Wheels of NEPA provides hand-delivered and nutritious meals to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/29/2017)... May 29, 2017  Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... which enables the functional selection of stem cells, today ... the first quarter ended March 31 st , 2017. ... accomplishments in the first quarter of 2017," said Dr. ... we announced the treatment of the first blood cancer ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... PLEASANTON, Calif. , May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... world,s most innovative medical devices for pressure ulcer ... at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, ... Houston May 22-25. The Leaf Patient ... designed specifically for the hospital environment.  The system ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... WHIPPANY, N.J. , May 17, 2017  Bayer ... growing oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53 ... Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place June 2-6 in ... being presented at ASCO span prostate, colorectal, liver and ... subgroup analysis from the Phase II CHRONOS-1 trial of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: