Stem Cells Directory
Stem cells are cells that can change into other types of cells. Embryonic stem cells are able to transform into a wide variety of types of cells, while adult stem cells can become a limited number of types of stem cells. Possible conditions that might benefit from stem cells are diabetes, heart disease, cancer, spinal cord injury, genetic diseases, and more. Testing is still required to deteremine if stem cell treatment would be safe and effective in each of these cases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how stem cells work, stem cell research, controversy about using embryonic stem cells, and much more.
Stem Cell Treatments for Cancer
A stem cell transplant may be the best way to treat some cancers. Here’s why.
Glossary: Stem Cell Transplants
WebMD provides a glossary of terms related to stem cell transplants.
Cord Blood Banking: Deciding About Public or Private Donations
Should you bank your infant's cord blood? Should you use a public or private cord blood bank? WebMD gives you information that may help you decide.
Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma Treatment
Everything you need to know about stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma.
Your Stem Cell Questions Answered
Answers to frequently asked questions about stem cells and stem cell research.
Complications of Stem Cell Transplants
Complications that may result from having stem cell transplants and how doctors deal with them.
Types of Stem Cell Transplants
The various types of stem cell transplants including autologous, allogeneic, tandem, as well as sources of cells including peripheral stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood.
Questions to Ask: Stem Cell Transplants for Blood Cancers
What patients need to ask their doctor about stem cell transplants.