Living Cures

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), because they can be turned into any other type of cell, may eventually be used to treat a range of conditions. Here are a few examples:

Cells derivable from hPSCs
Target Diseases
Insulin-producing cells Diabetes
Nerve cells Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Spinal cord injury
Heart muscle cells Heart attacks, Congestive heart failure
Liver cells Hepatitis, Cirrhosis
Blood cells Cancer, Immunodeficiencies
Bone cells Osteoporosis
Cartilage cells Osteoarthritis
Eye cells Macular degeneration
Skin cells Burns, wound healing
Skeletal muscle cells Muscular dystrophy

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