About Stem Cells & Stem Cell Research

Stem cells are “unspecialized” cells that have the ability to generate healthy new cells, tissues and organs. As a result, they have the potential to provide cures or new treatments for many diseases and injuries, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, ALS, autism, severe burns and spinal cord injury.

Below are some web sites and materials that provide in-depth information about the various types of stem cells and stem cell research. We hope you’ll look into the facts and then join us in supporting the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative.

Stem Cell Basics
Prepared by the National Institutes of Health
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/

Frequently Asked Questions
Prepared by the National Institutes of Health
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/faqs.asp

Frequently Asked Questions
Prepared by the International Society for Stem Cell Research
http://www.isscr.org/science/faq.htm#1

"The Promise of Stem Cells: From Research to Medical Therapies"
The National Academies, June 2002
A summary of findings based on a workshop attended by leading scientists engaged in stem cell research as well as policy-makers, ethicists, and legal experts.
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FAQ about Stem Cell Therapy
Prepared by the Stem Cell Research Foundation
http://www.stemcellresearchfoundation.org/About/FAQ.htm#1

FAQ About SCNT (Therapeutic Cloning)
Prepared by the National Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
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Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT): MYTH vs. FACT
Prepared by the National Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
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Narrated Flash Animation about How Pluripotent Stem Cells Are Cultured
Prepared by the Stem Cell Research Foundation
http://www.stemcellresearchfoundation.org/WhatsNew/EmbryonicStemCells.htm

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