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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

The Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center (STaR) was founded in 2005 to facilitate stem cell research of all types at Baylor College of Medicine, and the clinical translation of such research into regenerative medicine.

Adult and embryonic stem cells have enormous therapeutic potential. Despite the great promise of stem cells, most therapeutic applications are years away, in part because many fundamental questions have yet to be answered.

The STaR Center's 30 associated investigator study adult and embryonic stem cells, as well as the role of cancer stem cells in contributing to relapse. We are interested in fundamental questions, such as understanding how stem cells are stimulated to regenerate tissues, and also practical issues, such as how to use stem cells to repair a patient's damaged tissue.