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     Although adult stem cells have been studied for years, they remain a source of confusion and we need to understand much more about them.  It is true that there is considerable promise to this type of research and progress is unusually rapid.  Many diseases involving blood cells are routinely treated with stem cells, and other types of cures are expected to come within the next ten years. 

    However, there are many claims of success with stem cell treatments and it is difficult to know if all are valid.  This is especially true of clinics around the world that do not publish their results and do not carefully describe the methods used.  Are the treatments safe and effective?  Leading scientists in the US say that much more research is needed.  One goal of the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research is provide good information to scientists and the public.  Please see below for links to web sites that we recommend.

 www.closerlookatstemcells.org

http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/

 http://www.cirm.ca.gov/for-the-public

 http://www.isscr.org/public/index.htm

 http://stemcells.nih.gov/info 

http://www.stemcellresources.org