Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cord blood may help treat spinal cord injury

Prof. Fred Gage and his team at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found a new way-using a single protein, known as a transcription factor-to convert cord blood (CB) cells into neuron-like cells that may prove valuable for the…

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Amniotic fluid offers alternative stem cell source

British researchers have announced that stem cells taken from amniotic fluid can be transformed into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells and may offer an alternative to the medically valuable but controversial cells. They have achieved this…

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