Stem-cell therapies make a comeback

时间:2019-03-02 08:02:03166网络整理admin

By Peter Aldhous You can’t keep a good cell down. A phenomenon that just two years ago was seen as the death knell for many stem-cell therapies is now being investigated as a possible fast track into medical use. It all centres around encouraging stem cells from bone marrow to fuse with cells elsewhere in the body. Our bodies contain populations of “adult” stem cells that divide and replenish tissues that would otherwise wear out. Medical interest in using these cells for therapies exploded after early experiments suggested that under some circumstances,