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11-08-10 | Posted by




Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting and fastest growing life science sectors and generates its fair share of investment as well as controversy. Adult stem cells hold great promise to cure myriad medical conditions. Stem cells have been used clinically for the past 40 years to treat diseases as varied as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, heart attacks, diabetes, blood disorders, and certain cancers.  Stem cells are also being studied to grow entirely new limbs, organs, teeth, bone and other human tissues. The simple fact is that it is entirely possible that one day adult stem cell research may save your life or the life of someone you love.

We all have a supply of stem cells that are responsible for some of the natural cell cycles in the human body. Most of your cells are related to specific tissue, like blood, yet stem cells have potential to replace and generate most cells in the body.  Yet all of the conflicting information about the real science and benefits of adult stem cells can be overwhelming to consumers looking for answers and resources. It is often difficult to find the information they need, stay up-to-date on new developments and research, and identify credible sources for education, support, and critical research.

Therefore, Cell Society (www.cellsociety.org) was founded exclusively to further the clinical application of adult stem cell therapies. The mission of this not-for-profit organization is to expand the global use of regenerative cell therapies through science, policy and education. According to La Jolla Plastic Surgeon Steven R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S., Executive Director of Cell Society (www.facesplus.com), “Cell Society was created to ensure adult stem cell research gets the attention it deserves. Our goal is to make it easier for patients, physicians, policy makers and advocates to find one another, share information, and further the clinical practice of adult stem cell therapies around the world.”

Membership in Cell Society is free and is open to physicians, researchers, policy makers and consumers.  Members will be able to get up-to-date news to stay abreast of policy changes that may affect access to therapies, new advancements and opportunities for involvement. The comprehensive educational website will have information about upcoming meetings and workshops advancing the value of stem cell therapies. Patients will be able to locate physicians who can help them with an easy-to-search database by location and disease, and they will be able to communicate directly to policy makers and advocates about the importance of adult stem cell therapies to help others get access to these treatments.

“The most essential benefit of becoming a member of the Cell Society is becoming part of a community of people who understand the importance of adult stem cell therapies. We encourage everyone interested in this evolving area of medicine to join and tell their friends to join,” says Dr. Cohen.

To become a member of CELL SOCIETY, visit http://cellsociety.org/membership/

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