Discovery May End Debate Over Stem Cells

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  1. KenH

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    SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Australian scientists have found that stem cells taken from adults could have the same life-saving potential as those taken from embryos, a discovery that could potentially end the contentious debate over embryonic research.

    The results from the four-year project, at Australia's Griffith University in Queensland, show that adult stem cells harvested from the nose can be grown into virtually any kind of cell in the human body.

    Until now it has been thought that adult stem cells could only develop into different cell types of their own tissue, unlike embryonic stem cells which can turn into any body cell type.


    - rest at http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/03/21/australia.stemcell
     
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    "olfactory mucosa"....isn't that snot?
     
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    It is the membrane that produces the 'snot' I believe.
     
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    If this is true, they will have to think up another reason to keep sacrificing children to their god.
     
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    If this is true, they will have to think up another reason to keep sacrificing children to their god.

    I'm sure they're straining their brains as we write...
     

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