About Stem Cells

  • Stem cells, also known as progenitor cells, are cells that can produce specialized cells that are used to develop or repair organs
  • There are two general types of stem cells: those of embryonic origin and those that arise from adult cells
  • In adults, stem cells can be found in many tissues and organs, including the bone marrow, skin, heart, brain and immune system
  • Most therapies today are derived from adult stem cells

Learn more about stem cells at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine or International Society for Stem Cell Research websites.