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Can we develop milder drugs to eliminate hematopoietic stem cells?

Possibly, but "can we" is only really answerable once it's been done; there are lots of things that are within some plausible range of possibility (including those that seem within grasp and ...
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How can a potential patient grow tissues from their stem cells to have surgically implanted?

I am not sure if I understood your question correctly and also this is not my main field of knowledge, even though let me try to make my contribution with this (not final) answer. Stem cells can be ...
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Is there any clinical evidence that PRP or MSC injections help spinal arthritis or disc problems?

The question of the efficacy of stem cell treatments is a topic of great current (October 2020) interest with randomized clinical trials on-going or planned for a variety of conditions. This 2020 ...
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What’s keeping us from growing organs from stem cells?

Whilst the Science Museum of London points out that we seem to be close to developing complete human organs, there appears to be a few more years before we are able to grow the first complete usable ...
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Why are there no "ethically unobjectionable" alternatives to HEK-293, WI-38, MRC-5, etc?

Different cell lines exist for different reasons, depending on the cell type and their properties they are useful for different experiments. HEK-293 - Embryonic Stem Cells - Female WI-38 - ...
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The role of growth factors in haemopoiesis

I'll admit, this is far from being clear and I don't have enough points to make this as comment yet but let me try to give you a help with this pseudo-answer. After birth, hematopoiesis is mainly ...
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Is there any clinical evidence that PRP or MSC injections help spinal arthritis or disc problems?

Is your question focused on the clinical trial on the spine, rather than arthritis in general? If so, the following articles will be helpful. As for the PRPs, how about this review? They conclude that;...
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Why are there no "ethically unobjectionable" alternatives to HEK-293, WI-38, MRC-5, etc?

In addition to @Andrew's answer about technical limitations, consider that searching for "HEK-293" for example on Google Scholar returns over 120,000 results. The thousands and thousands of ...
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What happens when a candidate drug becomes an ATMP? What's the list of ATMPs?

■What is the ATMPs I didn't clearly read from the EMA's description of the ATMP, whether the ATMP is as being a "sales approval" or a "preferential treatment that lowers the bar to ...
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How can I preserve my stem cells?

Further research is necessary as this is only in it's early stages but this should answer all of your questions: https://www.prescouter.com/2017/04/adult-stem-cell-storage/
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Bone marrow donation vs. peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

I'd like to preface with a brief summary of both techniques: Bone marrow donation - The stem cells are removed from a large bone of the donor, typically the pelvis, through a large needle that reaches ...
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