21 June 2006

Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats

Exciting research from Johns Hopkins, where scientists took stem cells, grew them into neurons (in the lab), and then transplanted them into rat spinal cords. Out of 15 rats, 11 regained some motor control.

It's still a big jump to go from rats to humans, but basically any time you can get stuff to work in mammals, it's very promising.

Next: using stem cells to grow neurons for evangelicals?


Wes said...

But...but...stem cells make baby Jesus cry!

(You know this is coming.)


WestEnder said...


I know...