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Stem cell research has promise for providing major advances in arthritis treatment, including a potential cure. Despite the potential, some forms of stem cell research remain controversial.
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Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Adult Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research could lead to possible cures for many serious diseases and conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Before you can support or oppose stem cell research, you must fully understand the terminology, the potential, and consequences. Our 2-page feature helps you better understand stem cell research.

POLL: Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Take our poll: Embryonic stem cell research - Do you support or oppose it?

What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells can differentiate and produce specialized cells for the various tissues of the body. Stem cell research is important to help find cures for chronic diseases.

Stem Cell Transplants and Stem Cell Research Promising
Stem cell transplants (autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or HSCT) were performed on 50 lupus patients who had failed all other lupus treatments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The study ran from April 1997 through January 2005.

Stem Cells Put Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Into Remission
The journal abstract is technical, but the news remarkable. Researchers report in the August 2004 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism that a 52 year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis in 38 joints has successfully been treated with stem cells from a sibling and is now disease-free.

Stem Cell Research / Chemo Experiment Helps RA
Stem cell research/Chemo experiment has shown that two years following a stem cell transplant from his healthy identical twin, a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient is no longer exhibiting any arthritic symptoms.

Stem Cell Research
A stem cell is a "generic" cell that can make exact copies of itself indefinitely. In addition, a stem cell has the ability to produce specialized cells for various tissues in the body. Scientists are able to maintain stem cells forever, developing them into specialized cells as needed. There are two basic types; Embryonic and Adult.

Stem Cell Research: What Does It Mean For Scleroderma?
Stem cell research may become important in the future by helping researchers understand the basics of how cells work, from scleroderma.org.

NIH Stem Cell Research Information Page
The official resource for stem cell research information, from NIH.

Arthritis society changes tune on embryonic stem cell research
Soon after LifeSite News published an expose on The Arthritis Society, revealing a position paper and statements in support of funding embryonic stem cell research, the Knights of Columbus met with the charity, from theinterim.com.

The Controversy Over Stem Cell Research
An extensive article with the history and background of the controversy over stem cell research, from Probe.org.

Human Stem Cell Research: All sides to the dispute
Some research can be done using existing stem cells. However, existing stem cell research lines are degrading and will soon be useless for stem cell research. Stem cells can also be extracted from adult tissue, without harm to the subject. Unfortunately, they are difficult to remove, are severely limited in quantity, and appear to be limited in usefulness, from ReligiousTolerance.org.

Stem Cells and the Controversy Over Therapeutic Cloning
The Stem Cell Research Controversy is heating up again and there is much at stake. Vastly different opinions exist both within science and government on what we should do next with stem cell research, from Probe.org.

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