Unlocking tomorrow’s cures with stem cell research: Scripps Institute of San Diego
Scripps on the Front Lines of Stem Cell Research
Few areas of medical inquiry hold as many promises as stem cell research — which is why Scripps Research is finding innovative ways to use stem cells that translate into better treatments and cures for you and your loved ones.
Recently, Scripps Research scientist Dr. Kristin Baldwin successfully created live mice from mouse skin cells, without using embryonic stem cells or cloning techniques that required eggs.
If this technique can be replicated in humans, scientists might be able to grow replacement organs such as hearts and livers, or develop replacement cells to treat damage done by Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s.
For more than 50 years, The Scripps Research Institute has been one of the few nonprofit charities at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life.