UC Davis currently has approximately 150 faculty members conducting stem cell-related research as part of more than a dozen different disease teams. Each of these teams is comprised of leading researchers and clinicians who are exploring the most promising approaches for advancing patient health. A balanced stem cell research portfolio, including both adult and pluripotent stem cell research, allows UC Davis scientists to quickly adapt to new discoveries in this ever-changing field. Many current studies are aimed at comparing various types of stem cells to determine which are the safest and most effective.