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Adult Neural Stem Cells Help Mice to Walk

And yet another adult stem cell success: This time, human neural stem cells have apparently helped heal spinal injuries in mice. Imagine: Our own cells becoming potent medicine–and all without having to conduct human cloning. More research remains to be done, of course. But scientists who continue to insist that embryonic stem cells offer the “best hope” for treatments are increasingly looking out of touch.

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