Public & Scientific Understanding for Stem Cell Research

April 24,2018

Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from NCBI Pubmed Literature. This study was financially supported by Yoshmi Yashuro of Kyoto University, Sakyo‐ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Published: Stem Cells Translational Medicine – 2018

TITLE: Comparative Analysis of Attitudes on Communication Toward Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Between the Public and the Scientific Community” (Shineha et al., 2018)

Comparison of Understanding Between the Public and the Scientific Community


“Owing to the rapid progress in stem cell research (SCR) and regenerative medicine (RM), society’s expectation and interest in these fields are increasing. For effective communication on issues concerning SCR and RM, surveys for understanding the interests of stakeholders is essential. For this purpose, we conducted a large-scale survey with 2,160 public responses and 1,115 responses from the member of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine. Results showed that the public is more interested in the post-realization aspects of RM, such as cost of care, countermeasures for risks and accidents, and clarification of responsibility and liability, than in the scientific aspects; the latter is of greater interest only to scientists. Our data indicate that an increased awareness about RM-associated social responsibility and regulatory framework is required among scientists, such as those regarding its benefits, potential accidents, abuse, and other social consequences. Awareness regarding the importance of communication and education for scientists are critical to bridge the gaps in the interests of the public and scientists.”  (Shineha et al., 2018)



There is a clear need for public awareness and education regarding Biological Therapies as a broad topic.

We intend to take action on the findings of JSRM, the public is right to want direction as well as a quicker time frame for medical governance to kick in. We have been working towards this for many years.
Macquarie Stem Cells’ goal is to;

  • Reduce pains and burdens, this includes the need for joint replacements.
  • Our goal is to prove the safety and effectiveness of Biological Therapies, specifically in relation to orthopaedic disorders.
  • We will bring Biological Therapies into Private Health Insurance, then Medicare.

As a final note, It is important for the public to seek guidance, not from internet search engines based on potentially false public opinions, but from the researchers and published medical documents.

REF: Shineha, R., Inoue, Y., Ikka, T., Kishimoto, A. and Yashiro, Y. (2018). A Comparative Analysis of Attitudes on Communication Toward Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Between the Public and the Scientific Community. STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, 7(2), pp.251-257.

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