The challenges of stem cell therapy

Authors: Di Nardo, Paolo1; Singla, Dinender2; Li, Ren-Ke3

Source: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Volume 90, Number 3, March 2012 , pp. 273-274(2)

Publisher: NRC Research Press

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Abstract:

The actual repairing power of stem cells has yet to be fully realized because of insufficient knowledge about the basic mechanisms regulating their fate and unsuitable protocols to implant them in injured tissues. Novel strategies must be formulated to fully exploit stem cell potential in the clinical setting.

Document Type: Introduction

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/y2012-016

Affiliations: 1: Laboratorio di Cardiologia Molecolare e Cellulare, Dipartimento Medicina Interna, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy. 2: Burnet School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826, USA. 3: MaRS Center, Toronto Medical Discovery Tower, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada.

Publication date: March 16, 2012

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