While it's an early step, this could lead to major improvements in treatment.
“The new platform represents a giant leap in regenerative medicine.”
The way we see our bodies is changing. Can medical procedures keep up?
"It's taken years of trial and error, making educated guesses and taking baby steps."
The follicles were grown in cultures of stem cells.
The next step for researchers will be to identify drugs that could prevent a precancerous condition from arising.
The treatment enabled about 40% of the paralyzed rats to walk again.
"We are excited to have a means of rescuing stem cells, boosting their ability to maintain healthy tissue."
"I think within ten years we won't see any more heart transplants."
Companies using stem cells to grow replacement organs may face fewer administrative obstacles.
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