Stem Cells Index

Featured: Stem Cells Main Article

Stem cells are referred to as undifferentiated cells due to the fact that they have not yet committed to a developmental path to form specific organ tissue. There are a variety of types of stem cells to include embryonic, fetal, adult peripheral blood, umbilical cord, and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation When vertebrae are broken or dislocated, the result can cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can have...learn more »
      In This Article
      Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation Article
      • Spinal Cord Injury Facts
      • What is the spinal cord injury?
      • What are the causes of spinal cord injury?
      • What are the symptoms of spinal cord injury?
      • How is a spinal cord injury diagnosed?
      • How is a spinal cord injury treated?
      • What is the outlook for patients with spinal cord injury?
      • Is there a cure for spinal cord injury?
      • Where can I get more information on spinal cord injury?
      • NIH spinal cord injury: treatments and rehabilitation
      • What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does the Spinal Cord Work?
      • What Happens When the Spinal Cord Is Injured?
      • What Are the Immediate Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Rest of the Body?
      • How Does Rehabilitation Help People Recover From Spinal Cord Injuries?
      • How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients?
      • The Future of Spinal Cord Research
    • Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Article
      • What is heart disease?
      • What are the risk factors for heart disease?
      • What causes heart disease?
      • What are the symptoms of heart disease?
      • How is heart disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart disease?
      • What is the prognosis for heart disease?
      • Can heart disease be prevented?
    • Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. Symptoms and signs include fever, easy...learn more »
      In This Article
      Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Article
      • What is childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What are causes and risk factors for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What are symptoms and signs of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • How is childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) diagnosed?
      • What is the prognosis for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What are the stages of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What is recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What is the treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
      • What treatments are being tested in clinical trials?
      • What is the treatment for recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic condition that causes retinal degeneration and eventual vision loss. Symptoms include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Retinitis Pigmentosa Article
      • Retinitis pigmentosa facts
      • What is retinitis pigmentosa?
      • What causes retinitis pigmentosa?
      • What are retinitis pigmentosa symptoms and signs?
      • How is retinitis pigmentosa diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for retinitis pigmentosa?
      • How long does retinitis pigmentosa last?
      • What are complications of retinitis pigmentosa?
      • What is the prognosis for retinitis pigmentosa?
      • What research is being done for retinitis pigmentosa?
      • Where can I find out more information about retinitis pigmentosa?
    • Arthritis Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness...learn more »
      In This Article
      Arthritis Article
      • Arthritis facts
      • What is arthritis? What causes arthritis?
      • What are risk factors for arthritis?
      • What are arthritis symptoms and signs?
      • Who is affected by arthritis?
      • How is arthritis diagnosed, and why is a diagnosis important?
      • What is the treatment for arthritis?
      • Is there an arthritis diet?
      • What are the prognosis (outlook) for arthritis, and what are arthritis complications?
      • Can arthritis be prevented?
      • What is a rheumatologist?
      • What is the Arthritis Foundation?
    • Cancer Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cancer Article
      • Cancer facts
      • What is cancer?
      • What causes cancer?
      • What are cancer symptoms and signs?
      • What are the different types of cancer?
      • How is cancer diagnosed?
      • How is cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for cancer?
      • What is the prognosis for cancer?
      • Can cancer be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about cancer?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

View All 117 Stem Cells Health News »

Terms related to Stem Cells:

  • Adult Stem Cells
  • Cells, Stem
  • Cord Stem Cells
  • Embryonic Stem Cells
  • Fetal Stem Cells
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • iPSCs
  • Multipotent Stem Cells
  • PBSCs
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cells
  • Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Totipotent Stem Cells
  • Types of Stem Cells
  • Umbilical Cord Stem Cells