may be More Effective!
-Fate Decision on Adult Neural Stem Cells: The Stem Cell Niche
-Less less tumorigenic response: Umbilical cord 'stem cell' hope
Mesenchymal Stem Cells Instruct Oligodendrogenic Fate Decision on Adult Neural Stem Cells (In transplantation experiments, MSCs demonstrated neuroprotective and neuroregenerative effects that were associated with functional improvements.
"Dr Cheng said the results clearly showed there was no advantage in using adult stem cells over mature fully differentiated cells. In summary: Certain types of mature cells could be much easier to reprogram than expected...
"We can say with near certainty that a fully differentiated
cell such as a granulocyte retains the genetic capacity for
becoming like a seed that can give rise to all cell types
necessary for the development of an entire organism."
Stem cell expert Dr Stephen Minger, from King's College London, said:
"The findings are quite surprising...Up until this [point],
the conventional wisdom was that the less mature a cell,
the more likely it is to be reprogrammed...
This work suggests the contrary."
Others posting related to the politics of stem-cell research:
Life Before Birth -John W. Lillpop
michelle malkin shows the latest poll reflecting the use of
stem cell promotion; and two related parodies:
The Rush Limbaugh referendum
Ad On Missouri Amendment Two