Injured mice recover when injected with cloned menstrual stem cells

Stem cells isolated from human menstrual blood and then cloned were injected into mice that had had the blood vessels to their legs blocked and the nerves tied. Those that received the injection right after injury recovered. Researchers say they have coaxed the menstrual stem cells into nine different types of cells, including nerve, bone and muscle, and they hope their experiment in mice could lead to trials in humans suffering from critical limb ischemia.

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