Human Stem Cells Show Promise Against Fatal Children's Diseases

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 20:21 in Health & Medicine

Scientists have used human stem cells to dramatically improve the condition of mice with a neurological condition similar to a set of diseases in children that are invariably fatal. With a one-time injection of stem cells just after birth, scientists were able to repair defective wiring throughout the brain and spinal cord -- the entire central nervous system -- of mutant "shiverer mice," so called because of the way they shake and wobble.

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