Caitlin Grey (foenix) wrote,
Caitlin Grey

Stemming the Tide

Human stem cells become nerve cells in US study

Stem cells taken from human embryos have been coaxed into becoming motor neurons in an experiment that might one day help scientists repair damaged nervous systems, researchers said.

The study supports claims by stem cell researchers that they can train embryonic stem cells to develop on demand into any type of tissue in the body.

They hope this technology will eventually transform medicine and allow cures for a range of diseases - in this case, nervous system injuries and diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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