Monday, April 14, 2008

Adult Stem Cells and Arthritis

Researchers have discovered that stem cells within a person's own body have the potential to offer relief from arthritis:
Scientists at Cardiff University have successfully identified stem cells within articular cartilage of adults, which although it cannot become any cell in the body like full stem cells, has the ability to derive into chondrocytes - the cells that make up the body's cartilage -- in high enough numbers to make treatment a realistic possibility. The team have even been able to identify the cells in people over 75 years of age.

No babies were killed in the creation of this cartilage.

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