Thursday, September 20, 2007

NON-Embryonic Stem Cells--Another Triumph

This is another piece of good news, although some men may hesitate:

"It is an idea that may make many men cross their legs. But researchers in the United States say stem cells harvested from a man's testicles could one day be used to repair his damaged heart, kidneys or even his brain.

The scientists have found a way to easily identify stem cells in the testicles of adult mice, and to coax them to become brain cells, muscle cells, heart cells, blood cells and even blood vessels. The next step is to see if they can do the same thing in humans.

And yes, my legs crossed as I posted this...

HT: The Shepherd

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