Friday, December 11, 2015

Dental Stem Cell Research

Dental professionals are very excited because scientists have found out that our teeth contain valuable stem cells that, if properly stored, could potentially hold the cure to a number of diseases, like Parkinson's, diabetes, and cancer, and with the future potential to help in spinal cord injuries, as well.


Stem cell research has been immersed in controversy over the years for many reasons, with the main issues including the following:
  • Embryonic stem cells carry technical and ethical challenges.
  • Bone marrow stem cells are very painful to collect.
  • Cord blood  stem cells can only be harvested at birth.
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