Saturday, November 08, 2008

Third annual Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa (7 Nov 08)

Teri Somers wrote: Many people hoped those products would be therapies, essentially stem cells grown into replacement cells that could be transplanted to replace cells or tissue destroyed by disease.

While that hope has not died, scientists are learning it remains distant. Science must overcome several issues, such as immune-system rejection of transplanted cells or the risk of the cells creating tumors, said Joseph Wu, of Stanford University's School of Medicine.

Some people knew all along that the probability of achieving stem cell therapy on a ten year time scale was very very low.

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