April 11th, 2007

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The future is now.

Potential cure for Type I diabetes using adult stem-cells
After stem cells had been harvested from their blood, they then underwent a mild form of chemotherapy to eliminate the white blood cells causing damage to the pancreas. They were then given transfusions of their own stem cells to help rebuild their immune systems.


Especially neat that they did it using the subjects' own stem cells. Repair your body, using... cells from your body!

(Thanks to daedaleandeus for the link.)