Prepared for the Alliance for Medical Research Houston, Texas
By Bernard L. Weinstein, Ph.D.*, Terry L. Clower, Ph.D.*, and Michael Seman, M.S.**
Recent scientific advances have generated tremendous excitement in the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine, which focuses on developing therapies to restore or replace damaged cells and tissues in the human body. Stem cell research has proven to be one of the most promising areas of research, offering the opportunity to revolutionize medical treatment, drug development and biomedical research.
From heart disease and diabetes, to Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries, stem cell research in its many forms holds the key that could potentially unlock the secrets to treatments and cures that have long eluded patients suffering from some of the most devastating diseases.
This study measures the economic impact, as well as the humanitarian and economic benefits to Texas, from the research of all types of stem cells.
Read the entire study. (pdf file)