Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Miracle Of Adult Stem Cells

Finnish Patient Gets New Jaw From Own Stem Cells

"Using a patient's own stem cells provides a tailor-made transplant that the body should not reject.

Suuronen and her colleagues -- the project was run jointly with the Helsinki University Central Hospital -- isolated stem cells from the patient's fat and grew them for two weeks in a specially formulated nutritious soup that included the patient's own blood serum.

In this case they identified and pulled out cells called mesenchymal stem cells -- immature cells than can give rise to bone, muscle or blood vessels.

When they had enough cells to work with, they attached them to a scaffold made out of a calcium phosphate biomaterial and then put it inside the patient's abdomen to grow for nine months. The cells turned into a variety of tissues and even produced blood vessels, the researchers said."

Gee, what about all the hype on embryonic stem cells, how adult stem cells could never work in this way, and how it will be absolutely necessary to use embryos to advance this research????

I'm amazed at what great lengths these "scientists" will go to in order to kill innocent babies.

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