Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research

If it turns out to be true what a company is claiming then the entire world’s medical community is about to be transformed.

“Tristem is claiming it has developed a process to convert easily-isolated white blood cells into stem cells which it can further culture to replace any defective tissue in the body. Current scientific dogma holds that once a stem cell has differentiated into mature body tissue like a blood cell, the transformation cannot be reversed. TriStem says it can. If true, not only has TriStem bypassed the current need to obtain stem cells from human embryos for research; it has revolutionized the very foundation of medicine. To say that other scientists have been skeptical of TriStem’s claims is an understatement.”

Time will tell but it would be nice to think that this could be true. [SCISCOOP]

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