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Study: Stem cells have great potential

February 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study finds that adult stems cells have the potential to treat a lot of different diseases.Adult stem cells are found in blood, and bone marrow. They're limited in number and the type of cells they can produce, but they show great potential.

Doctors from Northwestern found that patients who received stem cells after a heart attack had improvements in heart function. At least one patient with multiple sclerosis went into remission after treatment with adult stem cells.

Experts think other diseases like diabetes will eventually be treated with adult stem cells, as well.


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