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What are the benefits of stem cell research?
Stem cell research is considered one of the most incredible methods in modern medicine which offers both potential and current breakthroughs in therapy, treatments and long-term wellness of many diseases. The many benefits of stem cell research are vast and include the use of cell-based therapies where stem cells are used to replace tissue or cells which are destroyed or attacking themselves to the testing and developing of new drugs. It provides great potential for discovering cures and treatments to a variety of diseases including schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injuries, cancer, diabetes and much more. It also will allow scientists to learn more about human growth and cell development as well as the potential to grow organs and limbs in a lab from stem cells and use them to help treat illness or in transplant operations.
Other benefits include doctors and scientists being able to test thousands upon thousands of potential medicines and drugs without the use of human or animal testers. Stem cell research can also benefit the study of the development stages within pregnancy that can’t be studied directly in an embryo. These are sometimes linked with major clinical consequences such as pregnancy loss, birth defects, and infertility. The ability to study this stage will allow more comprehensive understanding of normal development.