Brain support cells from umbilical cord stem cells

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Brain support cells from umbilical cord stem cells

Postby MSUK » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:33 am


For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous system diseases.

"This is the first time this has been done with non-embryonic stem cells," says James Hickman, a University of Central Florida bioengineer and leader of the research group, whose accomplishment is described in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

"We're very excited about where this could lead because it overcomes many of the obstacles present with embryonic stem cells." ... Read More - ... ageid/1411
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