Medistem turns menstrual blood into stem cells

12/2/2007 | MSNBC

Scientists at Tempe, Ariz.-based Medistem Laboratories have produced endometrial regenerative cells, stem cells derived from menstrual blood. Researchers said menstrual stem cells are easier to obtain than those from other sources, do not pose ethical concerns linked to embryonic stem cells and have the ability to transform into various tissue types under favorable conditions.

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