Pluripotent stem cells from adult skin cells
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Thu Mar 21 19:59:31 PDT 2019
The incredible potential of induced pluripotent stem cells
… "At that moment, I thought, 'This must be some kind of
mistake'," Yamanaka said, according to an account of the
discovery in Nature.
But repeat experiments proved it to be anything but and the
breakthrough would serve as a springboard for all kinds of
medical research pursuits. Suddenly the thick, morality-lined
clouds that hovered over embryonic stem cell research were
parting to make way brighter, happier times. And stem cells
harvested from adult cells rather than embryos would not only be
a lot less controversial, but promise some practical benefits
too, including lower risks of rejection by the immune system
because they can be created from a patients own cells.
Taking the fight to Parkinson's
Putting a spinal cord back together again?
Giving diabetics their insulin production back
Regrowing damaged hearts
In this case "this one wierd trick" is this one wierd bit of science.
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