|Blood & Marrow July 2018 Vol 2.7
Stem cell therapy is now becoming a S booming industry. Quick ﬁxes and cure for incurable are attracting many patients who have been led to believe in the magic therapy. For patients suﬀering from disabling and crippling conditions such as spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart failure, renal failure, arthritis, and even cancer, stem cell research undoubtedly brings hope. Keeping the balance between hope and hype is diﬃcult, particularly when there are susceptible and suﬀering people relying on the hope medical research oﬀers. Unfortunately, this vulnerability is being cashed by many qualiﬁed and unqualiﬁed medical practitioners all over the world. In this issue we have included two articles highlighting the good and the bad sides of stem cell research.