Several weeks ago, we asked all of you to submit questions related to stem cell research in order to get them answered by experts in the field right here in our office.
Your responses have been remarkable and we have gotten some really great questions we are excited to answer in live time. These questions ranged from the impact stem cell research has had on various disease areas to differentiating legitimate clinical trials from sham treatments being offered by predatory stem cell clinics.
For those of you that might have missed the previous announcement, this is all happening in a special Facebook Live “Ask the Stem Cell Team” event on Thursday, December 12th from 10.30am to 11.30am PDT. Just tune in to our Facebook page at that date and time listed for a live video streaming!
We will do our best to answer all the questions that were submitted to us. Additionally, for those who did not get a chance to email us, you can also submit questions in the comments section of the Facebook live event in real time. If we do not get to your question, don’t worry! We will answer it in a blog at a later date.
As a preview of this event, we wanted to showcase some of the questions submitted to us that will be answered in live time. You’ll have to wait until next week to get the answers so be sure to tune in!
1. What are the obstacles to using partial cellular reprogramming to return people’s entire bodies to a youthful state?
2. What’s going on with Stanford’s stem cell trials for stroke?
3. I am a stroke survivor; will stem cell treatment able to restore my motor skills?
4. Could stem cells help hemorrhagic stroke patients as well?
5. Can stem cells possibly help with my vision issues?
6. Is there any stem cell therapy for optical nerve damage?
7. When will jCyte publish their Phase IIb clinical trial results?
8. What advances have been made using stem cells for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes?
9. Is there any news on clinical trials for spinal cord injury?
10. Now that the Brainstorm ALS trial is finished looking for new patients, do you have any idea how it’s going and when can we expect to see results?
11. Are there treatments for Autism or Fragile X Syndrome using stem cells?
12. What is happening with Parkinson’s research?
13. Any plans for Huntington’s?
14. What practical measures are being taken to address unethical practitioners whose bad surgeries are giving stem cell advances a bad reputation and are making forward research difficult?
15. I’m curious if adipose stem cell being used at clinics at various places in the country is helpful or beneficial?
16. Do stem cells have benefits for patients going through chemotherapy and radiation therapy?
17. Is it possible to use a technique developed to fight one disease to also fight another?
18. Is there any concern that CIRM’s lack of support in basic research will hamper the amount of new approaches that can reach clinical stages?
19. What is the future of the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in clinical trials in California and globally?
20. Explain the differences between gene therapy and stem cell therapy?
21. Currently, how can the outcome of CIRM stem cell medicine projects and clinical trials be soundly interpreted when their stem cell-specific doses are not known?
22. Is there any research on using stem cells to increase the length of long bones in people?