Potential Impact and Controversy of Stem Cells in Public Health

Authors(6) :-Yadav Prasad Joshi, Russell Kabir, Parbati Upreti, Eun-Whan Lee, Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Nahida Ferdous

Stem cells are versatile in the bodies which are able to both reproduce themselves and to produce more specialized cells. As such, they are of great potential values in repairing and regenerating damaged cells and tissues. Many different kinds of stem cells have been discovered. The most common are embryonic, foetal and adult stem cells. Stem cell research has the potential to provide an increased understanding of development and differentiation, as well as leading to treatments and cures for many diseases. They are important to the future of medicine and public health because with adequate research, stem cells have the potential to treat degenerative conditions through transplanting human stem cells into patients. With sufficient development of stem cell medicine, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease will be effectively managed. Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research has been a source of ethical, legal, and social controversy which has slowed the pace of stem cell science and shaped many aspects of its subsequent development.

Authors and Affiliations

Yadav Prasad Joshi
PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
Russell Kabir
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods, Department for Allied and Public Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK
Parbati Upreti
Research Officer, Global Institute for Policy Studies (GIPS), Kathmandu, Nepal
Eun-Whan Lee
Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Environment, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Republic of Korea
Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Lecturer, Department for Allied and Public Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK
Nahida Ferdous
M.Sc. Psychology, University of East London, UK

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 5 | September-October 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 09-14
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1624216
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Yadav Prasad Joshi, Russell Kabir, Parbati Upreti, Eun-Whan Lee, Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Nahida Ferdous, " Potential Impact and Controversy of Stem Cells in Public Health , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.09-14, September-October-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1624216

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