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DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 361-371

Stem cells: An insight into the therapeutic aspects from medical and dental perspectives


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences, Calicut, Kerala, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7 Department of Pedodontics, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Chettinad Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muniapillai Sivakumar
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.163453

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The recent advancements in the field of stem cell (SC) biology have increased the hope of achieving the definitive treatments for the diseases which are now considered incurable such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease and other chronic long standing conditions. To achieve this possibility, it is necessary to understand the basic concepts of SC biology to utilize in various advanced techniques of regenerative medicine including tissue engineering and gene therapy. This article highlights the types of SCs available and their therapeutic capacity in regenerative medical and dental fields.


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