Adult Stem Cells Don't Work?14 years, 9 months ago
Posted on Jul 13, 2004, 5 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
A very interesting study reported at EurekAlert suggests that adult stem cells are not directly responsible for regeneration in at least a few successful therapies trialed in past months and years. Instead, derived macrophage cells are fusing with local tissue to produce the observed benefits. The same benefits can be obtained by simply transplanting the macrophages instead of the adult stem cells; apparently a much easier procedure.
View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-07/ohs-mns070604.php
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