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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bridge to recovery: Stem Cell Research

"Mice with severe spinal cord injuries regained much of their ability to walk normally after getting injections of stem cells taken from the brains of human fetuses, scientists in California reported yesterday."

The research was funded by the nonprofit Christopher Reeve Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. StemCells Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., provided the fetal-derived stem cells.


The research done four decades ago by University Professors Emeritus James Till and Ernest McCulloch laid the foundation for all current work on adult and embryonic stem cells.

Skin cells into what appear to be embryonic stem cells.