Friday, August 19, 2005

A Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research

From CNS News...

CNS News reports that American and British researchers have discovered a new stem cell in cord blood called, CBE's:

The cord-blood-derived-embryonic-like stem cells (CBEs) share many of the same characteristics of embryonic cells and one day might be used to treat injuries or diseases.

The researchers already have successfully turned the cells into human liver tissue.

"CBEs are a viable human alternative from embryonic stem cells for stem cell research, without ethical constraint and with potential for clinical applications," study leader Dr Colin McGuckin said in the medical journal Cell Proliferation.

The article further mentions the limitations of embryonic stem cells.
Could this be the hope we've been waiting for?

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