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Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning?

Apr 06, 2013

Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning?


Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

As stem cell research as expanded a look back at Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine recipient, Dr. John Gurdon’s work. Gurdon first worked with frogs and then in 1996, Gurdon and reseachers cloned Dolly the sheep. Gurdon originally felt humans were 50 years away.  Gurdon a scientist at Cambridge often queries when he lectures on the subject to his audience, would it be appropriate for a couple who has lost a child to clone a copy of that child? With the added statements that the couple was not fertile, and to create another with the mothers eggs and the deceased child’s skin cells.

60 percent of audiences polled generally stated approval for this cloning.

It may be a culture shift in the way many prior societal ideals set in stone have slowly eroded away.

Stem cell research is expanded in many directions. Internal medicine diseases such as Heart, Lung, Diabetes are all at the forefront. The immunomodulatory capacity of stem cells are sought in autoimmune disorders and clinical trails for graft versus host are under way. The regenerative capacity as well the immunomodulatory regulation of stem cell is sought in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal applications. Further understanding of inflammatory mediators has elucidate the need for applications for a wide array of disorders not only for the degenerative osteoarthritis model, but how these applications can be used early in injury repair, prevent arthritis development, and as an alternative to knee or other joint replacement. The knee is the most common joint replaced in the United States. A viable Regnerative Medicine treatment such as Stem Cell Therapy, can have significant impact on health care expenditures.


Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

About the Author

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.