Embryonic Control Cells Unneeded for Medical Progress
Reporting on new research by Doctor Donald Orlic of the National Institutes of Health and others, indicating that adult bone marrow stem cellular material can help restore, and bring back function in, damaged minds: "Until at this point, researchers thought that stem cells from embryos offered the very best hope for rebuilding damaged internal organs, but this latest research shows that the embryos, which are politically debatable, may not be important. 'We are finding that these types of adult stem cells can function as well, perhaps even better than, wanting stem cells, ' Orlic said. "
- "Approach might repair heart damage, " MSNBC, Drive 30, 2001 (www.msnbc.com/news/552456.asp)
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"Umbilical wires discarded after birth may possibly offer a great new supply of repair materials for repairing brains broken by cerebral vascular accidents and other ills, free of the ethical worries surrounding the application of fetal muscle, researchers stated Sunday. inch
- "Umbilical wires could repair brains, " Associated Press, February twenty, 2001
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"PPL Therapeutics, the company that cloned Dolly the lamb, has been successful in 'reprogramming' a cellular - a move that could lead to the development of treatments to get diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The Scotland-based group can today announce that it offers turned a cow's pores and skin cell into a beating cardiovascular system cell which is close to beginning research upon humans... The PPL announcement... will be viewed as an important stage towards creating stem skin cells without using human being embryos. inch
- "PPL employs Dolly with cell breakthrough, " Monetary Times, March 23, 2001
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inch[O]rgan-specific adult stem cells may actually display a lot more plasticity than originally believed. Stem cellular material isolated from a single tissue can easily differentiate right into a variety of not related cell types and tissues... These conclusions raise the fascinating possibility of employing bone marrow transplantation to treat a wide variety of disorders, such as muscle dystrophies, Parkinson disease, stroke, and hepatic failure. inches
- E. Kaji and L. Leiden, "Gene and Come Cell Treatments, " Journal of the American Medical Affiliation, February six, 2001, g. 547
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"[S]ince adult bone marrow has recently recently been found to contain originate cells of previously unrecognized 'plasticity' that are able to form a variety of types of cell - muscle, hard working liver, neural, bone fragments, cartilage, endothelial, and perhaps other folks - it may be possible to work with marrow originate cells in cytotherapeutic methods to a wide spectrum of disorders, such as heart disorders, muscle dystrophy, liver disease, neurodegenerative conditions, and joint diseases.