Study: Adult stem cell in blood used to make neurons

09/19/2006 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Researchers say they were able to isolate a rare type of adult stem cell that circulates in the blood and convert the stem cells into neurons, bone cells, fat cells and two kinds of blood vessel cells. The researchers are watching to see if the cells implanted into the brains and spinal cords of rats turn into nerve cells connecting with other neurons.

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