Research looking more closely at adult stem cells

04/25/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Several preliminary studies indicate adult stem cells can produce a variety of tissues, giving new life to an area of study many leading researchers have dismissed as nonproductive. The new studies seem to suggest scientists may be correct in theorizing it might be possible to reverse the cells' age and retrain them to act more like embryonic stem cells, allowing them to grow into every tissue type in the body.

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