Stem cells, although difficult to define, hold great promise as tools for understanding development and as therapeutic agents. However, as with any new field, uncritical enthusiasm can outstrip reality. In this review, we have listed nine common myths that we believe affect our approach to evaluating stem cells for therapy. We suggest that careful consideration needs to be given to each of these issues when evaluating a particular cell for its use in therapy. Data need to be collected and reported for failed as well as successful experiments (...).
- Source: Stem Cell Myths, T. Magnus, Y. Liu, G. C. Parker, M. S. Rao, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2006.2009, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, 2007/02/06
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