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Stem cells

Stem cells exist naturally in the body to replace damaged cells and tissues.  Research into stem cells could allow:

  • the development of a treatment that allows people paralysed because of spinal injuries to walk again
  •  the possibility of growing replacement organs that are matched to the patient
  • genetic disorders to be studied and new drugs to treat them tested

None of these are readily available yet - but trials are underway to investigate whether they are possible.

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