Stem cell discoveries benefit regenerative medicine, blood supply

09/22/2008 | Reuters

Breakthroughs in stem cell research could lead to treatments for human diseases and techniques to grow tissue and organs for transplant, as well as create human blood that could be used to replenish the blood supply, said scientists at the World Stem Cell Summit in Madison, Wis. Researchers are moving beyond animal models and are using human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells to gain a better understanding of disease biology.

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