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Monday, September 19, 2005

Ah, Adult Ones

FoxNews.com: Adult Stem Cells May Help Spine-Injured Mice---

In lab tests, mice with spinal injuries had some improvements after getting injections of adult human neural stem cells.

The mice showed evidence of spinal-cord-lesion repair and better mobility, report Aileen Anderson, PhD, and colleagues.

”This work is a promising step, and supports the need to study multiple stem cell types for the possibility of treating human neurological injury and disease,” says Anderson in a news release.

Andersonworks at the University of California at Irvine’s departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, anatomy and neurobiology, and the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.

The study appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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I don't believe in using embryonic stem cells, but adult stem cells are absolutely fine. Adults don't die just to give them up.