Bone marrow transplant is a well established therapy that uses a form of stem cell to treat many diseases of the blood. However, modern medical research is focussing on embryonic stem cells to build replacement tissue to treat many other types of genetic and degenerative disease.
On the seriesEdit
- In Not Cancer, the patients received cancerous stem cells from transplanted tissues. The cells partially differentiated, but did not perform their assigned functions, leading to different types of organ failure.
- In Small Sacrifices, the patient was treated with an experimental stem cell treatment for his Marburg's multiple sclerosis