Past in Perspective
“Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer.”
The history of stem cell therapy and research dates back to 1902 when Alexander M. Maximow, a Russian histologist, discovered ‘polyblasts’. He authored documents and classified his interest in blood and connective tissues. Through his research, he confirmed the theory of hematopoiesis and proved that all blood cells mature from precursor cells. Ever since then, scientists from all over the world followed the study of stem cells on mice, plants, and human patients. Their studies were focused on finding cures for various disorders and diseases and injuries.