Cells taken from men's testicles seem as versatile as the stem cells derived from embryos, researchers reported Wednesday in what may be yet another new approach in a burgeoning scientific field.Skippy, over to you.
The new type of stem cells could be useful for growing personalized replacement tissues, according to a study in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. But because of their source, their highest promise would apply to only half the world's population: men.
Embryonic stem cells can give rise to virtually any tissue in the body, and scientists think they may offer treatments for diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes and for spinal-cord injuries.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Hey, here is another line for you Sailors on liberty out there....